Offering contemporary solutions to meet your needs
Calibrated Lens helps clients enhance productivity, performance, and brand presence across dimensions of difference. We specialize in services that support individuals, organizations, and teams on their journey to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (dei) initiatives. We believe that dei, isn't just good for business or the right thing to do, but a critical component to future relevance in an increasingly diverse market place. Consumer expectations continue to evolve, requiring organizations, brands, and leaders to possess a greater sense of cultural awareness. It doesn't matter where you are today, what matters most is Calibrated Lens supporting your vision for where you want to be.
CALIBRATED LENS SERVICES
Providing clarity, delivering results
Calibrated Lens exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, regardless of where you are on your dei journey. With years of experience, our comprehensive approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity. Let Calibrated Lens help you identify blind spots and assess your needs.
Achieve Your Goals
We’re proud to help shape how our clients create a sense of belonging and understand equity to inform how you engage with customers, position your brand, and manage your business.
Inclusive conference design
Customized dei value propositions
Current state assessments
DEI risk mitigation+brand restoration
We customize services to meet the needs of all types and sizes of clients - from small startups to large firms - delivering lasting changes with measurable impact.
ABOUT CALIBRATED LENS
Calibrated Lens was created to aid organizations that desire sustainable progress towards creating more inclusive environments, brands, and reputations. We examine what organizations are doing to leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. We then strategize using evidence based best practices and our calibrated lens to understand the implications and impact of the choices our clients can make.
So often efforts fall short of the desired impact, causing a sense of frustration and fatigue. In this digital age, brand integration is critically important to maintaining positive relationships with both internal and external customers. We believe that sustainable dei interventions require two things:
FOCUSED ATTENTION- diversity is happening, inclusion is intentional, equity is deliberate
A HOLISTIC APPROACH- contemporary solutions align with business priorities and center around culture.
We have extensive experience designing, implementing, and measuring progress. Calibrated Lens can help you expand your views of opportunity and solutions to have a more equitable and inclusive impact!
ABOUT THE FOUNDER & CEO
JENNIFER A. INGRAM | SHE, HER, HERS
Living and leading by example, Jennifer A. Ingram’s career has been forged through her greatest passions - inspiring others to embrace their journey, live their truth, and thrive authentically while promoting a unified vision for more equitable and inclusive communities. A student of life and continuous learner, Jennifer has traveled the globe visiting six continents and over thirty countries. She approaches differences with curiosity and humility seeking to understand how others experience life, foster a sense of belonging, and celebrate differences.
Jennifer is the Founder and CEO of Calibrated Lens, LLC, a boutique consulting firm with the mission of helping clients facilitate sustainable change to optimize performance, presence, and productivity. Before launching Calibrated Lens, she served as the first Vice President of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the sixth largest United Way in the nation. In this role she gained national attention for the publication of the organization’s inaugural DEI Community Report. Additionally, she is deeply involved in contributing thought leadership and sharing best practices across the United Way Worldwide Network. A couple of noteworthy accomplishment during her tenure in Cincinnati included leading the planning and implementation of the first community-wide event in the Tri-State area in recognition of the National Day of Racial Healing. She is also responsible for organizing the first ever LGBT+ centered discussion at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Possessing over a decade of progressive healthcare experience, prior to relocating to Cincinnati in 2018, Jennifer demonstrated success in bringing together leadership and key stakeholders to advance DEI strategies at two nationally ranked academic medical centers: Mayo Clinic and Henry Ford Health System. She embodies the qualities of servant leadership, driven by an unwavering commitment to strengthening communities. Leading through collaboration and influence, Jennifer never meets a stranger; seeing and valuing individuals equally from all walks of life, building and maintaining relationships with intentionality.
Her multifaceted experiences have generated her keen ability to address complex challenges methodically with ease and simplicity. Jennifer has been described as a dynamic communicator with an energetically infectious presence. She is a nationally sought-after presenter and well-respected DEI thought leader with extensive experience captivating and training audiences both large and small*.
Throughout her career, Jennifer has been the recipient of several awards and accolades*. In 2020 she was named Most Valuable Participant (MVP) in United Way Worldwide’s Advanced Leaders Program, a highly selective global executive leadership program. She was also recognized by DiversityMBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, as a Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Executive Leader. In 2019, for her community advocacy, Jennifer was a recipient of both a LGBT Community Leadership Award from the Ohio Diversity Council as well as a Vivazi Torch Award from Black Cincy Pride. A native of Metro-Detroit, Jennifer earned a graduate degree from Central Michigan University in Organizational Leadership and completed undergraduate coursework at Eastern Michigan University in Healthcare Administration and minored in Healthcare Informatics. She is a strong proponent of volunteerism and mentoring youth from marginalized communities. Jennifer enjoys the arts, experiencing different cultures and authentic cuisine. *A complete listing of national presentations, speaking engagements, and awards is available upon request