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Renita Jefferson

Renita Jefferson specializes in providing Diversity and Inclusion consulting and Leadership Development services to leadership teams and organizations across the country.

In her 18 year history with the American Greetings Corporation. She held leadership roles in the Information Services Division, Human Resources, Director of Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, and Diversity & Inclusion.

As Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Renita aligned the execution of the multi-year Diversity & Inclusion strategy to enable one of American Greetings’ key values—“We care about People and treat them with Respect”. Under her leadership, the Diversity and Inclusion work evolved from merely a “people process” into an integrated strategy in support of talent development, succession planning and performance management.

In her role as Director of Leadership Development, Renita has been the architect for all corporate-wide and functional lines of business Leadership Development programs as well as overseeing the corporate university, ImAGine U. Renita also serves as a key resource to the organization in areas of talent management, organization development and change management.

As Director of Talent Acquisition, Renita has been responsible for the development and execution of the strategy to attract top talent for the American Greetings organization. This responsibility included heading up employment marketing initiatives, branding campaigns, internal referral programs, and development of employee engagement metrics and retention programs.

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What is your background?

  • Sought after keynote speaker, panelist and expert practitioner in the areas of Leadership Development, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement, Culture and Organizational Development
  • Has worked with numerous organizations and universities to provide consultative services in her areas of expertise, resulting in her various appointments, honors and community engagement activities

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