Anti-Racism at Work
Embrace the Journey
At Wellspring, we have designed a Racial Equity Journey and online portal which allows you and your colleagues to learn about racial identity and racial justice at your unique level of awareness and racial identity development. Our subject matter experts have dual skill sets in human resources and racial equity education, which has allowed us to design and deliver a proprietary Three Phase learning and development process which prepares members of your organization to eventually design and lead racial equity projects of their own.
We don't just hand you fish. We teach you how to fish. In this way, we provide your organization with the tools and human capital that will allow you to continuously strive for a more equitable, welcoming, and just work environment and company ethos.
Our Model is Our Value.
Here are a few reasons to consider Wellspring for anti-racism learning and leadership development:
- Our leadership possesses a combined 30 years of institutional diversity, equity and inclusion and racial equity training experience with national and international organizations throughout North America, Eastern Europe, and China.
- Our partnership launched as a fully digital consultancy and we possess deep experience with conducting remote workshops, as well as small group and individual coaching.
- Our value is found in our flexible method of learning and development engagement which provides live and recorded classroom training, affinity learning groups, and 1-to-1 private coaching as part of a comprehensive developmental learning pathway.
- Our executive recruiting capabilities have helped dozens of organizations maximize the representation of underrepresented talent at their senior manage, executive and Board level.
- Our Human Resources compliance support can also help your organization take practical, proactive steps to avoid workplace problems resulting in costly legal action.
Our Strength is Dual Expertise.
At Wellspring, we are Racial Justice Educators & Human Resource Professionals:
Kadesh Simms Conroy, MBA, SHRM
Kadesh Simms Conroy has transcended many borders in her lifetime. Her first came while leaving her birthplace, Kingston, Jamaica, and arriving in the United States at the age of 10. She grew up in Boston’s neighborhood of Roxbury and attended Boston Public Schools, becoming the first in her family to attend college.
She received her MBA and Bachelor’s with a concentration in Human Resources Management and Information Systems at Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, she was awarded the New England Human Resource Professional Excellence Award.
Kadesh’s people strategy and leadership development experience began with her role as HR Generalist for Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Explorica (an educational travel company for students). She became the national Human Resources Director for the B.E.L.L. (Building Educated Leaders for Life) Foundation in 2015 and, in 2017, became Global Director of Human Resources for Ivy Gate International Education Group, a top higher education management company based in Shanghai, providing post-secondary preparation services to college-bound students in China and the United States.
In addition to her work with IvyGate, Kadesh has extensive international business experience, beginning with an Economic Development internship in China and the former Czech Republic in the aftermath of the global recession. While in China, Kadesh spoke with private companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.
Kadesh has earned several accolades a top-tier competitive collegiate orator, winning the Dean Roland Latham Oratory Competition in three consecutive years during her career at Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, she also served in leadership capacities within a local chapter of the nation’s first African American sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Kadesh launched The Wellspring Group to develop a variety of human resources solutions for social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions in collaboration with her husband, Chris Conroy.
Chris is an educator, executive recruiter, and racial justice advocate. He believes that the unconditional freedom of humanity requires our unconditional transformation of white supremacy culture and its institutions. He is married to Kadesh, and they live on the South Shore of Massachusetts with their four children, where Chris enjoys gardening and carpentry.