Kelli McMiller


Kelli McMiller serves as the Strategic Engagement Leader and VP of Consulting at The Kaleidoscope Group, a full service diversity and inclusion (D&I) consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois where she provides corporations advice on a transformative, long-term sustainable D&I journey.

Formally she served as Sara Lee’s Director of Inclusion & Diversity for North America where she created the foundation for inclusion and diversity success and continued to partner with business leaders to deliver against goals set for the organization.  Highlights of her achievements at Sara Lee include:

Launched inaugural Annual Inclusion & Diversity event to provide an overview of the company’s success and opportunities as well as recognize employees who have made an impact in creating an inclusive culture.

Created an Ambassador program to support the company’s external diversity recruitment strategy. This program leverages external association partnerships, engages hiring managers, employee resource group leaders and high potential employees in a focused way to attract and recruit a diverse pool of candidates as well as retain and develop existing employees.
Influenced the organization to create its first Multicultural Marketing Director.

With a proven record in defining vision, developing strategy and executing action plans that produce sustainable results Kelli is an invaluable resource to executives.

Before joining Sara Lee, Kelli excelled in roles of increasing responsibility in Public and Community Affairs, Public Information and Media.

Headquartered in Indianapolis at Emmis Communications, (a multi-media organization) Kelli was the Director of Diversity and Staffing. There she built and managed the staffing processes, ensured compliance and led recruitment and diversity initiatives for the organization.  Some of the many successes during her tenure there were development and execution of an organization-wide strategic long-term diversity plan and successful launches of numerous diversity programs, diversity roundtables and best practice external-recruitment initiatives.

Kelli’s work with her previous employer has been highlighted in industry publications, city magazines and recognized in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Diversity Awards.  She was also named as one of 30 Young Leaders of the Future, featured in EBONY Magazine and currently serves on the advisory board of DePaul University’s Center to Advance Education for Adults, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s African-American Advisory Board of Chicago and Crain’s Chicago Business advising on gender diversity matters.

Kelli is also a former partner of Infinite, Inc., a multi-service marketing firm specializing in reaching multicultural populations.  Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Ball State University.

Kelli is an entrepreneur, corporate director, facilitator, change agent, equal opportunity activist, community leader and ambassador to local and national groups.


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