Meet Strong Connexion Founder Kimberly
Strong

25+ Years Of Expertise

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 25+ 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. Prior to founding Strong Connexion, 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 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