Diana Leon Brown
My name is Diana Leon-Brown and I am a first-generation American born in New York. I spent my formative years in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Miami, Florida. For the past fifteen years, I have worked in the United States and overseas as an international business consultant. My clients have included Fortune 500 companies and the European Commission for whom I led the development of multinational marketing strategies that enabled companies to successfully expand in the European Union.
I was the founder of SageGroup-DC Consulting, LLC through which I provided strategic marketing services for several corporations and non-profit organizations. Through SageGroup, I lead the launch of the Women’s Global Initiative’s (WGI) international expansion to London, Paris, Qatar, and Brazil. WGI still serves as a platform for the advancement and networking of the leadership, education and business development of women of ethnicity and influence throughout the world. WGI brings together the international women leadership community through a spectrum of business development opportunities. Whether as leaders of their country, businesses, or institutions, WGI is committed to promoting the positive images of successful professional women contributing to the economies of the world. I am tremendously excited about this project because it promotes the economic advancement in conjunction with social responsibility.
In addition, I proudly served as the political liaison and special advisor to the White House, State Department, and Organization of American States on behalf of the Haitian Diaspora Federation. My role is to coordinate and facilitate the development efforts in Haiti by mobilizing the international Haitian Diaspora communities. My grandfather was a former Ambassador of Haiti so it is personally rewarding to me to represent Haiti’s interest in a diplomatic manner. It is the way that I honor my grandparents. I earned my Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University; a MS degree (summa cum laude) in Statistics; as well as an MBA (magna cum laude) in International Business Marketing from the George Washington University School of Business.
Through my foundation, The Yolande Leon Foundation, which I created in honor of my grandmother, I have served on several foundations and boards that create leadership and educational opportunities for underserved children. These boards include: Leadership Greater Washington, Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School, The National Park Trust (Buddy Bison: Youth to Parks), The Haitian Fund, The Haitian Diaspora Foundation, the National Presbyterian School, The Black Student Fund, The Latino Student Fund, SITAR Arts Center, and For Love Of Children (FLOC).