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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Claire Damken Brown is an enthusiastic, popular speaker, consultant and author specializing in diversity and equal employment opportunity strategies, gender communication and sexual harassment prevention.   As a pioneer in the field of diversity, Dr. Brown is a realist and knows the workplace. She has 25 years of corporate experience featuring 16 years directing equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity organizations in Fortune 50 companies.
Founder and President of Damken Brown and Associates, Inc., Dr. Brown is committed to providing services that enhance work effectiveness and foster inclusive environments. A recognized and sought-after industry expert, she has helped many teams and individuals understand the far-reaching roles they play in promoting and maintaining an inclusive workplace. She works individually with clients and partners with her associates to insure clients' needs are met. She has organized and directed diversity conferences, events and initiatives for local businesses and Fortune 100 companies.

Additional Highlights

  • Presented workshops across the United States and in Puerto Rico
  • Co-editor and author of resource book, Conflict and Diversity (see PRODUCTS page)
  • Co-author of the book, Code Switching: How to Talk So Men Will Listen (see PRODUCTS page)
  • Co-author of the book, The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions between Men and Women (see PRODUCTS page)
  • Organizational development expert for conflict resolution, mentoring and career development programs
  • Gender communication expert with doctorate on male/female workplace communication
  • Received numerous awards throughout her corporate career recognizing
    - Human Resources expertise
    - Trailblazing efforts that established nationwide EO/diversity organizations
    - Innovative management and leadership skills
    - Groundbreaking design and implementation of workplace diversity curriculum
  • Adjunct professor at Metropolitan State College teaching the Management Department’s Workforce Diversity course
  • Diversity Director, Colorado State Council, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Chair of the Colorado Human Resource Association Diversity Professional Development Group
  • Authored and published journal and newsletter articles (see articles listed on UPDATES page)
  • Past President of Fortune 100's nonprofit women employees organization
  • As amateur magician demonstrated diversity and managerial concepts to businesses, government agencies, associations, and educational institutions

Education

Ph.D., communication, University of Denver
M.A., communication, University of Colorado
B.A., psychology and biology, University of Colorado
Rutgers Advanced Management Program

Certifications

Diversity Train the Trainer, Society for Human Resource Management
Mediating EEO, Personnel and Employee Relations Disputes, CDR
EEO Studies, Cornell University

Affiliations

Inclusion Training Academy
International Society for Performance Improvement – Front Range Chapter (ISPI)
National Communication Association  
National Speakers Association (NSA)
National Speakers Association – Colorado Chapter
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Colorado Human Resource Association
Colorado State Council, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

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