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Julene Allen is a military veteran, former insurance professional, author, and CEO of Women of Color in the Workplace®. The brand provides educational resources and research documenting the experiences of women of color in the workplace to formulate a bridge between women of color and companies.

Allen is a former Lean In regional leader and founder of the global network, Lean In Women of Color, associated with the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. 

Another initiative she spearheads is the Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project. Lean In Women of Color partnered with leading organizations such as the Hispanic Executive, The National Diversity Council, and The Alumni Council by asking them to nominate an outstanding leader at their organization on Latina Equal Pay Day. Julene also founded the Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project which launched in 2019. The project features black women at the top of their industries who offer advice to inspire more women of color to leadership. This program is in collaboration with the podcast, Conversations for Equal Pay, hosted by Julene Allen.

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