Tiffany Jana

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Tiffany Jana
Born (1977-06-13) June 13, 1977 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Phoenix (BS, MBA, DM)
OccupationDiversity Consultant, Author
Years active2003–present

Tiffany Jana (born June 13, 1977) is the founder of TMI Consulting Incorporated, a diversity and inclusion management consulting firm founded in 2003 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. TMI Consulting is a benefit corporation as well as a certified B Corporation and earned the 2016 Best for the World[1][2] honor from the nonprofit B Lab that certifies B Corps worldwide.

Jana is the co-author, with Matthew Freeman, of Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences (2016, Berrett-Koehler), as well as co-author, with Ashley Diaz Mejias, of Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion (2018, Berrett-Koehler). The former received an endorsement from 2016 Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine.[3] TMI consulting is featured in The B Corp Handbook: How to Use Business as a Force for Good[4] by Ryan Honeyman and, more recently, Jana has become the co-author, with Honeyman, of the second edition of The B Corp Handbook (2019, Berrett-Koehler). Dr. Jana helped rewrite the new edition from a perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Launched April 23, 2019, the second edition was an instant best-seller on Amazon, hitting #1 in New Release in Green Business, #3 in Green Business overall, and #8 in Corporate Governance on the first day (and improving those positions on day two to #1 in Green Business, #1 in Corporate Governance, and #3 in Environmental Economics). In December 2012, Jana gave a talk as part of TEDxRVAWomen. In 2013, Jana was a winner of both the Style Weekly Top 40 Under 40 award[5] and the Women Worth Watching award from Diversity Journal.[6][7] In 2017, Jana was one of the winners of the 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women magazine.[8]

Jana is an international public speaker, having provided the keynote address for the 2015 Hong Kong Social Enterprise Summit,[9] and the Dialogues for Change in several German cities including Berlin, Leipzig, Ludwigsburg, and Bottrop.[10][11][12] They participated on a panel as part of Adweek's 2016 Adweek New York conference at Thomson Reuters featuring her book.[13] In August, 2015, Jana was appointed for a 5-year term by the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe to the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum of Virginia.[14] On November 11, 2016, Mayor-elect of Richmond, VA, Levar Stoney named Jana as co-chair (with lobbyist and former gubernatorial aide Bill Leighty) of his transition team.[15] Jana was appointed to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Economic Development Authority on January 9, 2017[16] and was subsequently named one of Inc. magazine's Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018.[17] Dr. Jana was appointed to the Virginia 2020 Census Complete Count Commission by Governor Ralph Northam in January 2019.[18]


  1. ^ "Richmond-based TMI Consulting named Best for the World". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ "The List – Best for the World". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  3. ^ Jana, Tiffany; Freeman, Matthew (1 November 2016). "Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences". Berrett-Koehler Publishers – via Amazon.
  4. ^ "TMI Consulting | B Corporation". Retrieved 2016-10-09.
  5. ^ "Tiffany Jana, 36 | 2013 Top 40 Under 40 | Style Weekly - Richmond, VA local news, arts, and events". Style Weekly. 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  6. ^ "Classes 2013". Women Worth Watching. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  7. ^ "Tiffany Jana". Women Worth Watching. 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  8. ^ "2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners". Enterprising Women. Retrieved 2017-06-01.,
  9. ^ "Ms. Tiffany Jana - Social Enterprise Summit 社企民間高峰會". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  10. ^ "U.S. and German Cities for Sustainable Urban Development | The German Marshall Fund of the United States". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  11. ^ "Breakout Brief : Dialogue for Change : Talking about Equity and Inclusion" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  12. ^ "Dialogues for Change Final Workshop | The German Marshall Fund of the United States". 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  13. ^ "Advertising Week - New York [Sep 26 - 30 ] / Speakers". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  14. ^ "Governor - Newsroom". 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  15. ^ "Richmond Times Dispatch [Friday, Nov 11, 2016]". Retrieved 2016-11-12.
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  17. ^ Kruse, Kevin (Jan 11, 2018). "The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018". Retrieved Aug 17, 2019.
  18. ^ "Governor Northam Issues Executive Order Creating 'Virginia Complete Count Commission'". Retrieved Oct 6, 2019.

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