Brenda Marshall Advocate of the Year
Sr. Director, Global Diversity Solutions
Ms. Marshall is senior director of global diversity solutions and leads the supplier diversity initiatives at Kelly Services. She is responsible for developing strategies, designing processes and building alliances that support the organization’s overall strategic direction for Diversity & Inclusion.
Ms. Marshall joined Kelly Services in 1997 and brings over 18 years of business, leadership and consulting experience in workforce management strategies, with 13 years as a Supplier Diversity Specialist. Throughout her career she has established collaborative relationships that drive diverse participation in the buying process and deliver innovative solutions to support Kelly and client initiatives.
Ms. Marshall is the president of the Board for the Council of Supplier Diversity Professionals and serves on the board of directors for Diversity Information Resources, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.
In recognition of her leadership and commitment to the emerging business community, Ms. Marshall was recently named 2016 “Champion of Supplier Diversity by MBN USA; 2015 “Top 100 Leaders in Corporate SD” by WE USA; 2013 “Top Champion of Diversity” by DiversityPlus; 2012 “Champion of Diversity” by DiversityBusiness.com; 2012 “Ambassador of Supplier Diversity” by MBN USA; 2010 “National Advocate of the Year” by Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council; 2010 “Champion of Diversity” by DiversityPlus magazine and 2012 “Golden Circle” award by Kelly Services, Inc. for exemplary performance and outstanding leadership.