Denise W. Barreto

Denise W. Barreto

Founder and Managing Partner

Company: Relationships Matter Now, LLC
Role: Session Presenter Session: Collective Impact for D&I Transformation Today (S4-G)

Entrepreneur, author, and TEDx speaker, Denise W. Barreto is a leading 21st century voice on leadership and inclusion. With over 20 years of marketing experience across multiple industries, Denise is the founder and managing partner of Relationships Matter Now, LLC, a strategic business consultant firm based outside of Chicago. Denise and her firm serve businesses of all sizes, nonprofit and government agencies who want to better leverage their relationships to grow their bottom line through strategic planning, HR system infrastructure, organizational and leader development, and inclusion and diversity strategy.

A top-rated speaker at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion and other conferences nationwide, Denise is striving to make government relevant again by positively impacting local policy in government agencies throughout the Midwest. In addition to her business, she is committed to serving her community. She was elected twice to board of trustees for the Village of Lake in the Hills, Ill., is serving an appointment to the Illinois Business Enterprise Program Council by former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and was named a 2016 Woman of Influence by Chicago Business Journal.