CEO, BRBS World, LLC
Reid is the CEO of BRBS World, LLC, a private, boutique, global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and the consortium serve a select group of forward-leaning clients whose growth is dependent upon building world-class leaders. She has extensive board experience and is active in civic affairs on a local, state and national level.
Dr. Reid was a founder of the international management consulting firm, Global Novations, LLC. Global Novations, a former Goldman Sachs portfolio company, conducted client work in over 50 countries worldwide, specializing in building organizational capacity and innovation through effective talent management.
Dr. Reid spent a decade at the Procter and Gamble Company where she was first an innovation and product development executive and later a marketing executive. In addition to her scientific and marketing contributions, Dr. Reid was a pioneer in leading diversity initiatives and was given a Procter and Gamble Pioneering Woman award for groundbreaking results in changing corporate culture.
She is a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion having co-authored the book The Phoenix Principles: Leveraging Inclusion to Transform your Company and the Phoenix Principles Work Book, with V. Randolph Brown. She and Vincent Brown are the developers of the concepts of Cultural Dexteritytm, Familarity, Comfort and Trust (FCTtm), Global Beadstm and many other intellectual properties of Global Novations. Dr. Reid also created the powerful executive coaching and team building solutions named Success Pathtm, Success Path Pairstm and Success Path Teamstm respectively. The Success Pathtm suite of coaching options has had a significant impact on 10,000+ executives worldwide.
In higher education, she serves on the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University. She is also on the Board of Trustees of Xavier University in Cincinnati. On Ohio State’s Board, Dr. Reid is Chair of the Advancement Committee (where a $2.5bn campaign is nearing completion), Vice Chair of the Talent and Compensation Committee and a member of the Academic Affairs and Student Life Committee and Executive Committee. On Xavier’s Board, she is Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee and serves on the Executive and Governance Committees.
Dr. Reid has received numerous honors and awards over the years including: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Deloitte and Touch 100 Wise Women; A.K. Steel Foundation Steel Magnolia; Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Dream Maker Youth Champion; Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year; YWCA Career Woman of Achievement; Leadership Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni; Procter and Gamble Pioneering Black Woman; Fifth Third Bank Profiles in Courage; Speaking of Women’s Health Woman of Honor; and, many more.
Dr. Reid is married to Col. Dr. Calvin Washington, DVM and they have four children and three grandchildren.
1979, Ph.D., BioInorganic Chemistry, Howard University
1975, B.S., Chemistry, Howard University