Arlene Rahn

Senior Consultant & Strategist

Get to know me in three:

My home away from home

St. Mary’s Glacier, a hiking trail outside of Idaho Springs, CO.  My husband and I have hiked this short but steep, rocky trail many times year round. The sweeping mountain views, crisp air, and crystal clear glacier lake at 11,000 ft above sea level, are calming and rejuvenating.

The Values That Influence Me

I strive to follow the words, guidance, and living example from my parents.  First, be of service to God and to others “To whom much is given, much is expected.”   Therefore, I approach my work with a mindset of abundance; if I help you learn, we can do more together.  Second, have faith and determination “Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul.”

What Makes LCW Special

People at LCW possess deep knowledge and true-lived experience working with leaders and organizations in a wide variety of global settings. Working in DEIB has never been for the faint-hearted or easily discouraged. To have a lasting positive impact, it takes equal parts of grace, grit, and a willingness to grow and learn.  LCW staff exemplify all of these qualities both at work and in life.


Arlene is a highly sought-after strategic consultant, facilitator, and keynote speaker with over 25 years of experience in global diversity, inclusive leadership, and cultural competency.  Her work has impacted thousands of leaders and professionals in global organizations of all sizes.


Arlene excels in the design, development, and execution of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) programs and projects in leadership development, culture change, organizational learning, and talent management for global, complex, profit and not-for-profit organizations. Clients include:


Arlene established a national reputation as a thought leader during her tenure as VP at Global Novations (now Korn Ferry). In 2006, she created a major study, “Pathways of the Black CIO” published CIO Magazine (June 2006).  Arlene was research team lead “Diversity Practices That Work: The American Worker Speaks”.   National Urban League 2004 publication.  She was featured for her corporate career in the nationally acclaimed book “Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success” (Doubleday 1992).


Arlene has an Executive MBA from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Management from MIT.

Professional memberships and certifications include:  Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM), National Speakers Association, Hogan Assessments, Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), Global Professional HR certification (2012).

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