ABOUT: Eleanor Brown is a Co-Founder of DiversiBoard, a rapidly growing platform that enables companies to source diverse technical talent from both her native Caribbean and from West Africa. DiversiBoard is a Techstars company. She is also a Professor of Law at Penn State Law, a Professor of International Affairs at the Penn State School of International Affairs, and a Senior Scientist at Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute. She also recently served as an Associate Dean of External Affairs and Corporate Partnerships for Penn State Law. Brown, a Canadian, Jamaican and U.S. national, was previously a chair of the Jamaica Trade Board. Brown was appointed by Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, to the CARICOM Commission. She has served on the boards of several publicly traded Caribbean companies and was the youngest director of two subsidiaries of the Bank of Nova Scotia (Jamaica), one of the largest subsidiaries of the largest Canadian bank (by market capitalization). Brown was the youngest director of JPSCo, the electric utility owned by Korea Electric Power Corp., Marubeni Corp. of Japan, and the government of Jamaica. Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Brown University and a master’s degree in politics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She earned her J.D. in 1999 from the Yale Law School
GIVES: We are offering one month of free membership on our platform to allow interested companies to access diverse talent from the Caribbean and West Africa.
GET: We are seeking referrals for potential companies who are seeking a pool of diverse technical talent. It would be particularly helpful if they have DEI budgets. Thank you.
TIPS & TRICKS: I have tried to identify specific skills sets that we need. I have then approached potential board members who match well to these skill sets.
FUN FACT: Eleanor grew up in Jamaica and loves to sing – particularly reggae music!
NEWS: We have been selected for Techstars!