Jen Billig

She/Her

DEI Consultant, Strategist, and Organizational Change Specialist

Jen’s Bio

Jen Billig is the CEO of Align Consulting.

She is a DEI consultant, strategist and organizational change specialist with a consulting career that spans more than 20 years with her firm, Align Consulting, as well as Public Strategies Group, Unisys and Arthur Andersen.

Her systems change work helps organizations align strategy, culture, and implementation for transformation that gets results. She uses a race-plus approach to build intercultural competency in individuals and to integrate DEI into organizations’ DNA.

She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a coach trained by the Coaches Training Institute, and an instructor of embodied meditation practices.

Jen collaborates with consultants from across disciplines to deliver outstanding service to her clients.

New Year’s Eve 2020, Ocean Beach, California

“I do this work because I believe dismantling racism requires action by all of us. Part of my practice focuses on white-bodied leaders who have a unique journey and role to play in creating inclusive organizations and ultimately, a just, thriving, multi-racial democracy.”

Jen Has Worked With

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, Ramsey County, Black Women’s Blueprint, Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition, The Denver Foundation, Dharma Ocean Foundation, Mile High Business Alliance, Healthy Food Action, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy, The Izaak Walton League, The cities of Dallas, TX, San Jose, CA, and Redmond, WA, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Justice and several candidates for public office.

Working with Jen has been a game-changer for our organization. Her big-picture thinking and sound strategic advice over the last three years helped me get out of the day-to-day issues and look to the future. This support has been invaluable and has helped us expand our impact in the local community and statewide.

Kim Brown, CEO Girls Inc. of Santa Fe

Jen’s work with leaders in big systems is critical for sparking awareness about how our nation’s racial hierarchy has been embodied and causes harm. She helps folks to do the work required for better outcomes.

Maria Serabia, Division Director, Ramsey County Social Services

Jen in third grade

Jen’s Background

Jen grew up in Central Minnesota in a working class, Catholic family on the ancestral lands belonging to the Dakota and Ojibwe people. Her immigrant ancestors descend from Germany, France, Poland, Britain and Ireland. She moves through the world as a cis-gender woman and has lived in St. Paul, MN; Santa Fe, NM; Longmont, CO; Washington, DC and Syracuse, NY.

DEI organizational change development consultant and strategist, Jen Billig has over 20 years of experience working with executive leadership, organizations, and political candidates to drive meaningful impact through transformational change.