Founder and CEOCompany: Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
Dismantling White Supremacy Culture Anchored Within — The White JEDI Practitioner’s Daily Dilemma
Rhodes Perry (he/him) is an award-winning social entrepreneur, best-selling author of “Belonging at Work,” and sought-after keynote speaker. Nationally recognized as an LGBTQ+ thought leader, he has 20 years of leadership experience having worked at the White House, the Department of Justice, PFLAG National, and the City of New York. Media outlets like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and the Associated Press have featured his powerful work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion influencer.
Rhodes is the founder and CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting, a global leadership and management consulting firm helping leaders, changes agents, and visionaries at all levels build safety, trust, and belonging at work. He founded his company on the belief that when we can each show up at work as authentically as we want, we can build stronger professional relationships, leading to industry breakthroughs and business successes.
He also hosts a weekly podcast, “The Out Entrepreneur,” which has empowered more than 75,000 LGBTQ+ and ally entrepreneurs pursue their professional passions while building the businesses of their dreams. He earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MPA from New York University. Rhodes also serves on the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce’s Transgender Inclusion Task Force and the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission.