Jenine Smith


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Jenine Smith is a highly accomplished professional with a rich background in coaching, human resources consulting, and diversity and inclusion strategy. With over 15 years of experience in the human resources discipline, she has become an award-winning figure known for her expertise in facilitating instructor-led training.

Jenine employs a dynamic approach in her training sessions, incorporating group exercises, discussions, and real-life examples to ensure a solid understanding among participants. Her focus extends beyond conventional leadership training, emphasizing how these skills impact the inclusiveness and sense of belonging within an organization or team.

As a seasoned consultant, Jenine has served organizations across California, Colorado, and Maryland. Her clientele includes notable entities such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Department of Labor, and California State University, Sacramento. She is recognized for her significant contributions to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategies, working with organizations like the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, the University of California, Davis, High-Speed Rail, and the Umoja Community Education Foundation.

Jenine's work in D&I goes beyond training, encompassing the development of strategies aimed at reaching diverse populations. She facilitates wrap sessions to address issues related to race and equity in the workplace, and she mediates conflicts stemming from perceived racism and microaggressions.

Notably, Jenine has played a pivotal role in crafting comprehensive policies, procedures, and processes designed to cultivate and support inclusive environments. Her intentional focus on building an atmosphere of equity and belonging is evident in her work with staff and leadership across various organizations.

Jenine leverages her profound knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and racial equity to provide coaching, consultation, and assistance in implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategies. Her commitment to fostering positive organizational cultures makes her a valuable asset in driving impactful and lasting change.