Janet Reid of Global Lead to Speak

Breakfast for Women of Excellence and Luncheon for Distinguished Speaker Series | February 13, 2009


Janet B. Reid, Ph.D., principal partner and co-founder of Global Lead Management Consulting, will speak at Xavier University on Tuesday, March 24 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Duff Banquet Hall located in Xavier’s Cintas Center. Dr. Reid will speak on “Cultural Dexterity: The Critical Skill for Success in a Globalized Economy.” This is the secondpresentation for the Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series for 2009.
Attendance for this event is available only through table sponsorships. A table of eight can be reserved for $2,000. Proceeds are used for student and faculty development. In addition to the presentation and lunch, your company receives its name on the table and in the event program. For more information please call 513-745-2820. Reservations deadline is March 18.
Reid will also speak at Xavier University Tuesday morning, March 24 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the Duff Banquet Hall as part of the second annual Women of Excellence and Women’s MBA Association Distinguished Speakerpresentation in partnership with the Williams College of Business. She will speak on The Imperative for Responsible Women Leaders in the New, Globalized Economy.” Attendance for this event is available by reservation only with tickets on sale for $15.00. Online reservation will be available after March 1st at www.xavier.edu/wox/events.cfm. For more information please call 513-745-3192.
Reid shapes and develops effective leadership strategies for multinational corporations located across five continents. She is the co-author of “The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion to Transform Your Company” and is writing another book on CulturalDexterity™, the company’s methodology to help individuals learn global skills for a world economy. Her insights on diversity, globalization and career development have appeared in numerous national publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Associated Press and the Cincinnati Enquirer, among others.
Reid’s previous professional experience includes ten years at Procter & Gamble where she began as a research chemist, later advancing to brand manager. Prior to P&G, she taught chemistry at Virginia Union University. She earned a Ph.D. in bioinorganic chemistry from Howard University.
Reid was the first woman and first person of color to chair the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the first board chair for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. She is a trustee of Xavier University, a member of its Executive and Academic Affairs Committees and Chair of the Diversity Committee. She is a board member of: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – Cincinnati Branch, Catholic Healthcare Partners, Children’s Home of Greater Cincinnati and International Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Advisory Council. She is also the president of the Cincinnati Chapter of LINKS, Inc. Her awards include: Cincinnati Enquirer’s Woman of the Year; YWCA Career Woman of Achievement; Who’s Who in Black Cincinnati; Leadership Cincinnati Class 16; P&G Product Development's Pioneering Black Woman and Deloitte & Touche’s 100 Wise Women.
Xavier’s Distinguished Speakers Series brings top-level business, academic and political leaders to campus to discuss world issues, introduce new ideas, generate discussion and further the education mission of the college. Additionally, students, faculty, alumni and members of the business community have the opportunity to interact with the speaker at each event.
Previous Distinguished Speakers include: Robert Castellini, Chairman of Castellini Co. and CEO of the Cincinnati Reds, Procter & Gamble President and CEO A.G. Lafley, E.W. Scripps President and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe, Ellyn McColgan, president of Fidelity Brokerage Company, Sara Mathew, president and COO of Dun & Bradstreet, and Jim Wainscott, Chairman, President and COO of AK Steel.
“The Distinguished Speaker Series allows us to invite world-class leaders to Cincinnati for a conversation with our three stakeholders of students, faculty and the business community,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business.
The Distinguished Speakers Series is sponsored by National City Bank, now a part of PNC.