Award-winning Global Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Belonging Executive, Author, Ambassador
Kimberly S. Reed, M.Ed., CDE, is a skillful and strategic leader who leverages her more than 25 years of experience in HR, talent acquisition and diversity & inclusion training to transform leadership and companies into high-performing organizations. She has worked with dozens of organizations in global professional services, health care, financial services, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries. Her energetic, results-driven approach combines the need for creating more inclusive workplace cultures, increasing revenue growth and generating long-lasting return on investment.
Reed is a best-selling author of Optimists Always Win! – Moving from Defeat to Life’s C-Suite (Simon Schuster/HCI Communications) where she shares personal stories and advice on overcoming life’s most difficult challenges. As a transformational speaker, she imparts her optimism in overcoming life’s challenges, serving as an “Ambassador for Cancer Patients” and drawing from her own battle with breast cancer. Kimberly is donating 100% of the proceeds from her book to fund two cancer charities, the American Cancer Society, Philadelphia Hope Lodge is one of those charities. Reed’s work has garnered her global media attention, establishing her as one of the most sought-after diversity and leadership trainers.
Reed has won numerous awards for her outstanding service to business and the community:
o 2022 Power-List, Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers, Color Magazine.
o 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Salute to Greatness Award: Ambassador Global Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
o 2020 Game Changer: Community Service Award for Entrepreneurship, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Impact.
o Top 28 Black Leaders for their impact on diversity & inclusion, Color Magazine,
o Top ROI-NJ Influencer and honoree, the 2021 Philly Power Women,
o CORE Magazine Top 100 Most Influential Blacks
Reed is an active member of her community, serving on several professional and non-for-profit boards as a member, executive council member and chair. She is also a member of The Links, Inc., one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of accomplished, dedicated African American Women who are active in their communities and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated with over 300, 000 members globally.
Congratulations, Kimberly! The Hope Gala Committee is proud to honor you with this year's Hope Award. Thank you for all that you do to support the American Cancer Society and the community.
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
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