FORWARD Women's Leadership Forum
March 18, 19 & 20, 2021
Dr. Jennifer Jimenez Maraña
Founder and CEO of Maraña Consulting and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Broadmead
Dr. Jennifer Jimenez Maraña has brought her expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion to educational institutions, healthcare, and senior living for more than 15 years. Her insight and engineering of strategic initiatives has been incorporated at Bard College, Claremont McKenna College and McDaniel College, and most recently into healthcare at Baltimore’s esteemed Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) and in senior living at Broadmead. As Founder and CEO of Maraña Consulting, Dr. Maraña’s leadership and training incorporates diversity strategic planning, inclusivity programming, dialogue facilitation, and more, into a cohesive package, utilizing everything from focus group discussions to rigorous data analysis. Her doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University focused on the “Lived Experiences of Women of Color Chief Diversity Officers,” and completed her educational background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Counseling & Personnel Services from University of Maryland, College Park. Despite this impressive repertoire, Dr. Maraña’s most proud accomplishment has been raising her three children, poignantly blessed with her oldest having spastic quad-riplegia cerebral palsy. This profound experience deepens her empathy of others’ diverse lived journeys, and increases her commitment to teach and train others to build bridges across difference.