Companies across the country have been speaking out against racism, but less than 2% of top executives at the 50 largest companies are Black, according to USA Today. There are two critical steps to change the current landscape where Black talent is absent. The first is to hire, advance, and fairly compensate Black men and women commensurate with their white peers. The second is to retain and develop the Black talent that companies have and create truly inclusive environments where these employees thrive. BECA's mission is to give Black executives a safe space to share and learn from each other to enable our success and enhance our experience as Black executives. And with our success comes the responsibility and, frankly, honor to create access and equality for the next generation of leaders, which is the part of the mission I am most excited about. This is long overdue and will be game changing for our progress.

Remi Kent

Founding Member Global CMO, 3M

Remi is currently Global Chief Marketing Officer for the 3M Consumer Business Group where she leads integrated marketing, media, e-commerce, and consumer insights & analytics globally and is responsible for delivering profitable growth for numerous brands. Most recently she served as Global Business Director where she led two of 3M’s most iconic brands, Post-it® and Scotch™. In this role, she spearheaded the launch of Noted by Post-it®, a design-forward line of stationery, the re-launch of the Post-it® App and digital platform, and most recently the launch of Scotch™ Flex and Seal shipping solution to return meaningful innovation to the hearts of both brands.

Remi joined 3M after a long-standing career with Procter & Gamble where she led billion-dollar businesses across North America, Asia, and Western Europe with leadership experience in brand building, P&L ownership, strategy, and successful new product launches. She earned her MBA from Florida A&M University and enjoys life with her young son along with traveling, reading, fashion and volunteering. Remi currently serves as a board member for YWCA of Minneapolis and Mobile Marketing Association. She also leads and participates in various actions to help dismantle racism in her work and community.

In the Press

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Brand Innovators Article: CMO of the Week: 3M’s Remi Kent

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Forbes Article: The CMO’s New M.O.—How 3M’s Remi Kent Wins with Vulnerability and Courage Against the ‘Other Pandemic’ of Racial Injustice

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The Business Journals Profile: Women in Business Awards 2018: Remi Kent

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