Founder & CEO
Karen Hinds is a highly regarded leadership and diversity and inclusion expert who has partnered with organizations to build talent pipelines, facilitate leadership programs, and develop more inclusive cultures across the United States, the Caribbean, and South America.
Originally from the Caribbean island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Karen left the island at age 15 with her parents and siblings to pursue educational opportunities in the United States. The transition to a new country, culture, and school made it imperative for Karen to learn how to quickly adapt to change, thrive as an outsider, and build strategic relationships.
A graduate of Bowdoin College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish, Karen was chosen as one of 65 recipients for the national Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, a grant that enables recipients to pursue a yearlong independent study outside of the United States. The Fellowship was established by the children of Thomas J. Watson, a former Chairman and CEO of IBM.
Karen has authored five books and hundreds of business columns for international publications. For three years, Karen hosted a global women and girls leadership conference to develop female Caribbean leaders. She is known as a beach snob who loves the water. She also enjoys running obstacle races and recently rekindled her passion for weight lifting as a hobby.
She is the author of 5 books and her most recent include Get Along, Get Ahead: 101 Courtesies for the New Workplace; Networking for a Better Position & More Profit; and A Young Adult’s Guide to the Global Workplace. She has been quoted in, featured in, or written articles for The Hartford Business Journal, The CIM Toronto Manager, The Boston Globe, Black Enterprise, Family Circle, to name a few. Karen is a frequent guest on radio, television and podcasts.