Dr. Janet Reid

Diversity & Inclusion Trailblazer; Globalization Practitioner


Janet B. Reid, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of BRBS World, LLC–a private, boutique, global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and the consortium serve a select group of forward-leaning clients whose growth is dependent upon retaining world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion. She has extensive board experience and a long track record of civic service.

Before founding BRBS World, Dr. Reid was Founder, Managing Partner, and Director of the international management consulting firm, Global Novations, LLC. Global Novations, a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company, conducted client work in over 40 countries and specialized in leveraging diversity and inclusion to build clients’ organizational capacity, innovation, and market share.

Prior to founding Global Novations, Dr. Reid spent a decade at the Procter and Gamble Company where she first made significant contributions in the innovation and product development division and later in the marketing and branding division. In addition to her scientific and marketing work, Dr. Reid was a trailblazer in leading diversity and inclusion initiatives and was awarded a Procter and Gamble Pioneering Woman award for groundbreaking results in impacting corporate culture.

She is a thought leader in diversity and inclusion as co-author of The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion to Transform your Company and The Phoenix Principles Work Book, with V. Randolph Brown. She and Vincent Brown developed the concepts of Cultural Dexterity™, Familarity, Comfort and Trust (FCTTM), Global Beads™ and many other intellectual properties of Global Novations. Dr. Reid also created the powerful executive coaching and team building suite of solutions entitled Success Path™, Success Path Pairs™, and Success Path Teams™ (more commonly referred to as “Pairs Training”). The Success Path™ suite has had a significant impact on over 10,000 executives worldwide.

Dr. Reid has personally consulted on all aspects of talent management and domestic and global diversity and inclusion with Boards of Directors, CEOs, Presidents, and all levels of leaders and associates in hundreds of Fortune 500 multinational corporations; institutions of higher education; government agencies, and national not-for-profit organizations.

In addition to consulting, training and executive coaching, one of Dr. Reid’s principal areas of expertise is global diversity and inclusion and the business and social effects of globalization on corporations. She developed and led the multinational strategy for Global Novations, ultimately resulting in the company having a deep and unique expertise which was sought by clients on almost every continent. While having worked in many countries, she has broad experience in China, having consulted there for over 20 years.

Education: Ph.D., 1979, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Howard University and B.S., 1975, Chemistry, Howard University.

Numerous recognitions including: Laureate of The Greater Cincinnati Business Hall of Fame; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award; Leadership Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Award; YWCA Career Woman of Achievement; and, Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year.

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