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Denitresse Ferrell

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Known as the Triangle’s “Culture Whisperer,” Denitresse Ferrell is an international speaker, DEI consultant, and Transformative Executive Leadership Coach. Having spent 20 years leading within Fortune 100 companies, Denitresse understands that an organization’s bottom line and impact are directly tied to the culture and community it builds and maintains.

Denitresse holds a BS in International Finance from Morgan State University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her diverse corporate experience has spanned both the finance and manufacturing industries, including John Deere, Citigroup, and Merrill Lynch. She has held high-impact roles across multiple functions including finance, public affairs, digital marketing, supply chain, operations, process improvement, and strategy.

Today, she serves as the CEO and founder of Culture Refinery, where she leverages her vast experience to unleash the collective genius of marginalized talent through professional development and inclusive culture design. Denitresse and her team partner with organizations to develop personalized strategic plans and tailored learning and development interventions to cultivate and maintain inclusive workplace cultures on a long-term basis.

Pronouns: She/Her