For over 35 years, Renee Sacks, Ph.D. has been creating conversations that engage private and public sectors across the country to foster equal opportunity and economic empowerment for all. A passionate educator, business owner, author and publisher, she is recognized as a leading advocate for small business and the policies that support them, especially certified women, minority, disadvantaged and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (MWDBEs/SDVOBs).
As the publisher of Diversity Agenda, Dr. Sacks brings together the nation’s top decision makers and advocates, to change the conversation on diversity and its impact on various market sectors. With a special drive for creating content that inspires change, Dr. Sacks integrates outreach, research, capacity development and media, with a special focus on equal opportunity and gender equality in public sector procurement and corporate diversity.
In 1986, Dr. Sacks founded Sacks Communications, and for over three decades has been a leading strategic consultant and advisor on issues of diversity, public relations and integrated marketing in various industries. She has worked with the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and public agencies/authorities such as the MTA, DASNY, CUNY to create innovative programming that increase contract opportunities for women and minorities across New York State.
A former University professor and trained linguist, Dr. Sacks is a life-long learner who is enthusiastic about the ways in which we utilize content, technology and relationships to maximize the benefits of diversity and inclusion. As the Executive Director of the Women Builders Council (WBC), Dr. Sacks is also committed to inspiring legislative and corporate change that will diversify New York’s workforce, mid-tier professionals and executive leadership throughout the Construction Industry.
A life-long Brooklyn resident, Dr. Sacks has been married to her husband, Jerry Greenberg, for over 35 years, and together they have three children, nine grandchildren and recently became proud great-grandparents.