Investor, Pipeline Angels
Kimberly Strong is the Founder and CEO of Strong Connexion, LLC., a human resources consulting boutique firm that specializes in advising start up tech and venture capital firms on building workplaces with high levels of employee engagement and positive corporate cultures. She is also a member of Pipeline Angels as an Angel Investor where she invests and advises women-led and non-binary femme for-profit social ventures.
Throughout her 28+ year career in human resources across consumer focused industries, Kimberly has promoted corporate objectives and organizational growth through creating and implementing talent acquisition strategies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and education programs. As an innovative leader, Kimberly understands the importance of aligning all stakeholders and customizing managerial principles to create efficiencies, offer seamless customer service and drive improvements in the workplace experience.
Prior to her current role, Kimberly served as the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Target Corporation. In this role, she facilitated communications, education and training plans that increased awareness and understanding of D&I and maximized employee engagement, impacting over 366K employees across 1,795 stores and 38 distribution centers. She also collaborated with the Chief Human Resources Officer and the diversity analytics team on ways to identify, track and measure success.
Kimberly’s dedication to education, mentorship and advocacy are also evident through her community involvement. She has taken on leadership and committee roles with Twitter’s Inclusion & Diversity Council, The All in Together Campaign, where she supports the empowerment of women to drive change, and the Executive Leadership Council, an organization that helps develop global black leaders. Furthermore, she is proud to have received the Howard Business School Alumni Exemplar Award recognizing her work as a mentor to students.
She received her B.A. from Howard University in Washington, DC. Kimberly currently lives in Georgia with her husband.