Audrey Rose Ford, MS
JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) Consultant
Audrey Rose Ford is a consultant and coach with a mission to leverage JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) to help leaders and organizations create antiracist cultures through structural and sociotechnical transformation. Her personal entry-point into this work is through the lens of her multiple intersecting identities.
She identifies as White, Latinx, LGBTQIA, and Invisibly Disabled and intentionally fuses her intersecting identities and lived experiences into her thought leadership and facilitation. Audrey leverages her Organization Development & Knowledge Management skill set to help clients personally and systemically connect, empathize, and innovate more inclusively.
Audrey currently works at the intersection of conservation and racial equity, co-facilitating and co- designing a series of virtual dialogues with race-based caucuses across the globe at an international environmental nonprofit. Prior to facilitating antiracism work, she served as a Change Manager on the Experience, Design & Strategy team at a cloud transformation firm. She also co-led the Global Women’s Network as the Chair of Engagement and Communications, where she leveraged her experience in Cultural Humility and Cross-Cultural Collaboration to connect global strategies across US and India offices.
Previously she served as a Project Manager at Cook Ross, an organizational transformation firm focused on delivering unconscious bias training, where she co-led JEDI Assessment projects and advised clients on JEDI Learning & Development Strategy. Over the last 10 years, she’s worked in organizations as diverse as PBS NewsHour and Microsoft, in roles spanning from editorial content management, startup event management, to nonprofit grants and research strategy.
Audrey earned her Masters of Science in Organizational Development & Knowledge Management from George Mason University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies from the College of William & Mary. She holds an Active Secret Clearance and Microsoft Adoption Specialist Certification. Audrey has over 5 years of experience coaching emerging leaders and change agents, and is working toward her ACC through ICF (expected December 2020).
Audrey enjoys leveraging her experience and research in identity studies, group dynamics, evidence- based coaching, and knowledge management/innovation to help clients holistically look at organizational dynamics through social, cultural, and ontological lenses. She is currently writing a book on intersectionality as praxis to build organizational coalitions in support of antiracism work.
Audrey lives with her partner in Baltimore, MD. She is a social justice activist, flamenco dancer, writer, and explorer of all that Charm City has to offer