Making the invisible visible.

Elevating the values that build equitable workplaces

Leverage to Lead is a woman-owned consulting firm that helps women and people of color get clear about what they want out of their careers and build a plan to get it.

At Leverage to Lead, we hold a fundamental belief that workplaces can be different, can be more equitable and more inclusive, and that women and people of color deserve the space to be recognized.

Jennifer McClanahan

Founder & CEO

Jennifer is the founder of Leverage to Lead and an Executive Career Strategist and Consultant. Jennifer created Leverage to Lead to help women and people of color build a career strategy that is rooted in clarity, value, and authenticity.

Dione Lee

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Dione Lee leads annual budgeting, financial planning, financial reporting, and accounting at Leverage to Lead.  

Kim Ho

Chief Human Resources and Impact Officer

Kim helps employees and companies create equitable and inclusive HR strategies, policies, and procedures.

Melody S. Gee

Director of Communications & Marketing
Melody designs strategies and creates content for Leverage to Lead’s diverse audiences.

MJ Mathis

Managing  Director of Leadership & Development

As the Director of Leadership & Development with Leverage to Lead, she creates adult learning experiences that center humanity, prioritize process as well as outcome, and build from the foundation of connection. She supports clients, from across industries, one-on-one to make the invisible visible; to disrupt the implicit biases we all hold and act upon unwillingly.

Nick Obando

Leadership Coach and Facilitator

Nick Obando is a Leadership Coach and Facilitator at Leverage to Lead who builds deep and meaningful relationships guiding equity-focused conversations which allow for growth and learning.

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