Rene Redwood - CEO
Redwood Enterprise, LLC is a Washington, DC-based woman-owned, minority-owned small business professional advisory services company that provides data-informed strategies and operational plans to deliver people process solutions to advance the organization’s mission.
Redwood Enterprise provides services to identify and mitigate barriers to inclusion; foster workplace cultures to be welcoming of diversity and boost performance; improve workforce and customer satisfaction; and promote means and measures for organizational accountability. We offer leadership development, facilitative teaching on EEO and anti-harassment, strategic plans for diversity, and operational plans for individual and collective team actions to yield institutional impact.
René Redwood directs initiatives resulting in judicial, legislative, commercial, and political wins for public, non-profit, and private sector organizations. She informs the debate on equal opportunity and fuels change
in communities, industry, and cohorts. René facilitates discourse on the business case for equity, promotes policies and practices that value human resources as an asset, and treats people with dignity and respect to reduce risk from organizational culture.
Ms. Redwood is often described as smart, strategic and energetic, and has been featured in Time Magazine, Elle, Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise, American Editor, to name a few.
René has a quantifiable record of success as a thought leader, public speaker, strategist, and counsel to leadership and organizations. Ms. Redwood served on a court-appointed Task Force to oversee a Fortune corporation’s compliance with a historic discrimination settlement agreement and currently chairs the Equality Task Force for a Federal agency. René is a chemist by training (Tufts University) and has been an executive or director for: 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 honored as a Ford Motor Company Fund and Smithsonian Institute's Freedom’s Sister for "continuing the legacy of African American women for courageous, spirited trailblazing that has helped to shape our country." She received the “Women-Owned Business, Servant Leadership Award” and serves on: the Investment Committee for Ms. Foundation for Women; Board Chair Emeritus of NARAL Pro-Choice America; member of Parity Portfolio’s Advisory Committee for Social Impact of Matterhorn Group at Morgan Stanley; the Advisory Board for the WNBA Washington Mystics; and on the Small Business Advisory Council and Congressional Black Caucus Scholarship Committee for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton.