Kimberly S. Reed, CDP, Corporatepreneur™, is the Managing Partner and CEO of Reed Development Group, LLC (RDG). Kim has developed a reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit. Her lioness tone and inspiring sincerity ignites audiences on topics ranging from organizational leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, professional and personal development, diversity & inclusion, and presentation skills. Dearest to Kim’s heart is her talks on resiliency; a recent breast cancer survivor Reed had to tap into a deeper place
Kimberly S. Reed, CDP, Corporatepreneur™, is the Managing Partner and CEO of Reed Development Group, LLC (RDG). Kim has developed a reputation as having one of the most distinct and powerful voices on the lecture circuit. Her lioness tone and inspiring sincerity ignites audiences on topics ranging from organizational leadership, entrepreneurial leadership, professional and personal development, diversity & inclusion, and presentation skills. Dearest to Kim’s heart is her talks on resiliency; a recent breast cancer survivor Reed had to tap into a deeper place to generate the faith and determination to make the necessary changes in her life and attitude to become cancer free.
Kim is a regular speaker and lecturer at the Wharton Business School’s and Villanova University’s LEAD Programs, Executive 50, Temple University, Howard University’s Leadership Programs, national professional organizations and Sharon Baptist Bible Institute.
For nearly fifteen years Reed has helped executives and professionals develop a “Y.E.S.” (You, Empower, Self) mentality. After over a decade as a diversity and inclusion strategist for some of the largest companies in the world including PwC, Campbell Soup Company, Merrill Lynch and Deloitte, Reed had the ability to develop innovative solutions to identifying, attracting , retaining and developing top diverse talent. One of her career milestones includes PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she held the role of Leader, Diversity Recruitment for the US Management Consulting Services. During her tenure, Reed led the largest business unit in increasing minority recruitment over 40% in the information technology industry by infusing innovative talent strategies that connected to the organizations business and revenue models.
RDG, a New Jersey based firm has business and people performance practices. The business performance practice partners with Fortune 500 companies, top universities and nonprofits to develop innovative and interactive training programs, and creative recruitment and retention solutions for diverse employees. The people performance practice focuses on training CEO’s, executives, athletes and professionals including; former VP of Dell & Motorola, Fenorris Pearson and NBA veteran, Eric Snow on taking their presentation skills from good or even mediocre to great.
Reed is also a Senior Partner at Ascendant, a U.S. based firm with clients in the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, and throughout Europe. The firm is recognized as a global leader in CEO branding and focuses on “helping companies grow their top line revenues” through tools such as PR, speaking engagements, book deals, social media, and strategic alliance development to help corporations put a face with their marketing efforts and draw a deeper connection with their core audience.
Reed has been recognized repeatedly by such organizations as the Urban League, American Express, and the City of Philadelphia for her leadership. Reed was recognized as one of the Most Influential: “Top 10 Under 40 to Watch” by the Philadelphia Tribune and by UPTOWN Magazine, “Philly’s Finest Business Professionals”. She has also been featured on FOX News Good Day Philadelphia, Huffington Post Business, and RadioOne for her advocacy on Women and minorities in business and entrepreneurship.
Kimberly’s ultimate inspiration and example, her mother, the late Barbara E. Reed instilled in her to “pay it forward and share your blessings”. Kimberly and her mother were committed to mentoring women business students and professionals. As an active member in the community and an ambassador for youth development, she has over 60 mentees. Kimberly is committed to young leaders having a seat at the corporate table; as a result she has helped over 70 students secure roles with global organizations.
Reed served on several professional and non-for-profit boards most recently serving on the Camden Empowerment Corporation and also serving as the immediate past President, NExT Philadelphia, a Network of Extraordinary Talent, an affinity group of the Urban League of Philadelphia (formally, Urban League of Philadelphia Young Professionals). During her tenure she increased membership over 50% and created an innovative leadership and professional development program to ensure young professionals were equipped with tools and access to top business executives in the region to be able to compete and be successful in the organizations. In 2014, Reed was invited to be a member of The Forum for Executive Women, an elite national organization dedicated to the professional advancement of Women.
Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and Public Administration from Westchester University. Currently, Reed is pursuing advanced graduate studies in Organizational Leadership, Human Resource Management and certification in Global Organizational Leadership, Fox School of Business at Temple University.