Board of Directors
René Redwood is the CEO of Redwood Enterprise, LLC and is considered one of the nation's foremost experts and advocates on diversity and affirmative action. Her consulting practice uses a cooperative business model to provide strategies and structures to enable the client's mission. For more than two decades, Redwood has informed the debate on access, inclusion and equal opportunity while directing initiatives for public, non-profit, and private sector organizations. She is often described as smart, strategic and energetic, and has been featured in publications such as Time Magazine, Black Enterprise, American Editor and Essence Magazine.
Redwood served on the court appointed Task Force to oversee a Fortune corporation's compliance with a historic discrimination settlement agreement, and is a chemist by training. She was an executive or director of: a prominent polling and consulting firm; the Presidential Glass Ceiling Commission (Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title II); a coalition of leading legal defense organizations; congressional district offices; and political operations for a national party. René Redwood is facile with data, and has a quantifiable record of success as a trainer, senior counsel to grassroots groups and national organizations, a mentor, and a master facilitator. Her significant experience in project and personnel management, capacity building, constituent networks coordination and expansion, communications and message development, and election administration, has positioned Ms. Redwood as a recognized leader with passion and purpose