Kristen began her career in hospitality operations transitioning to human resources in the early 2000s. Since then, she has been leading people strategy and transformational change in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Kristen has been an equity strategist and diversity and inclusion practitioner since 2012. Her work has garnered recognition from Best Places to Work, Military Friendly Employers, Candidate Experience Board, Working Mothers, and the National Apartment Association. She is a graduate of Penn State University and an avid Acroyoga enthusiast.
Places are powerful. Quality places are incubators of both individual and shared transformation and growth. This includes the workplace. Better business is possible but it takes more than hope. It demands structural and behavioral inclusion and a bias for action.
More than ever, organizations need and want people to feel a sense of belonging. However, if belonging is a desired outcome, the people in the organization must do something together to make belonging matter. This requires courage, commitment, cognizance, collaboration, creativity, and accountability…from the C-suite to the front line.