René Redwood, CEO of Redwood Enterprise, directs initiatives resulting in judicial, legislative, commercial, and political wins for public and private sector organizations, and nonprofits. For over 25 years, Rene has led strategic projects on equity and fairness, facilitated discourse on the business advantage of diversity, promoted policies and practices that value the human resource as an asset, and applied research and experience that offer solutions to reduce risk from and in organizational cultures. She has a special focus on building and restoring trust with internal and external customers, and strategic guidance on racial justice, gender equity, and unconscious bias.
Rene was a member of the court-appointed Coca-Cola Task Force, Director of the Presidential Glass Ceiling Commission, and Chair Emeritus for NARAL Pro-Choice America. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Equality Task Force for a National Security Agency, on the investment committee of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the advisory board for Women In Technology International, and is recognized by Ford Motor Company Fund and Smithsonian Institute as a “Freedom’s Sister” for continuing the legacy of African American women. She is often described as smart, strategic and energetic, and has been featured in Time Magazine, Elle, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, American Editor, etc.