McConnell & Jones LLP , one of the region’s largest public accounting and risk advisory practices, and Reed Development Group, a nationally recognized resource and thought leader in advancing diversity, equality and inclusion, has formed a strategic alliance to form the new entity, Kaleidoscope, to innovatively approach organizational diversity performance metrics.
Kaleidoscope allows companies to tap deeper into the hearts and minds of their employees, recruit the best of the best, and retain employees through its ability to better align corporate goals with individuals’ actions.
Working in concert with senior management, human resources groups, procurement & supply chain management, along with internal communications resources, Kaleidoscope develops a bespoke approach to addressing internal and external issues and encumbrances that can hinder an organization’s full potential.
“The bottom line is ‘adversity fuels solidarity’, and we are fully aware of the historical and existing challenges in corporate America for people of color – specifically for African Americans. The proof is in the data. For global organizations to win this race, this time and sustainably, success is not going to be about competition, it’s about contribution,” said Kimberly S. Reed, Chief Transformational Officer at Reed Development Group. “That’s why I’m excited to partner with McConnell & Jones because of their immense success, company history, exceptional knowledge and esteemed client list, and to offer these salient and unique offerings to demonstrate to investors, stakeholders and customers that a company is progressive and has the pulse on the current social environment.”
Collectively, both firms have worked with the most influential companies and iconic brands in the world and have received numerous awards for their pioneering work in diversity, equality and inclusion, audit and assurance, risk advisory, tax and accounting, and business consulting services.
“Kaleidoscope’s ability to provide a one-stop, innovative solution for diversity, equity & inclusion and supply chain diversity programs aligns with the trend in corporate America to reduce vendors, but also provide intrinsic value through strategic diversity initiatives at all levels and functions within an organization to sustain long term growth profitability,” said Odysseus Lanier, CPA, Partner at McConnell & Jones.
Companies can become a Kaleidoscope Certified Organization. Companies who conduct both phases of the program receive designation as a Kaleidoscope Certified Organization for the first year. Subsequent year designations are determined by the successful achievement of the company’s unique performance metrics.
To learn more about Kaleidoscope, please visit www.kaleidoscope-diversity.com
About Reed Development Group (RDG)
Reed Development Group (RDG), based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a cutting-edge multi- disciplined Diversity, Equality and Inclusion solutions firm accelerating the future of organizational multicultural evolution and growth though innovation, development and advocacy has successfully turned around troubled diversity practices by designing, building, leading and shaping high-performing cultures at global organizations with robust strategies, employee development programs and enterprise-wide initiatives that have increased revenue growth and organizational brand eminence. RDG has earned numerous awards, periodical cover features and has been recognized repeatedly by such organizations as the National Urban League, National publications, the City of Philadelphia and was named one of the Minority Business Leader’s Award honorees, Philadelphia Business Journal for her work.