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Jamie Ousterout

DEI Advocate, Consultant, Entrepreneur, Writer

Jamie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and as the head of client services at The Diversity Movement, she is the main point of contact and advisor for TDM’s clients. She helps clients move forward and take action on their diversity, equity, and inclusion journeys. In addition, she helps implement operational processes for TDM internally.

Jamie has spent over 12 years in creative, marketing, and digital companies. She has served clients across various industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial, technology, and non-profit. While predominantly working in client service and project management roles, she always has had a keen focus on operations. Jamie founded Stabilimenta, an operational strategy consulting firm, in 2018 to help innovative and creative professional services organizations establish and optimize their processes to more effectively serve their clients and engage their employees. She graduated from Cornell University in 2009 with a bachelor of arts in English and history.

Jamie serves as the board co-chair for Raleigh City Farm, a non-profit urban farm in downtown Raleigh that strives to connect and nourish the Triangle community through regenerative agriculture. She also volunteers as an alumni admissions ambassador for Cornell University conducting informational meetings for potential incoming students.

Why DEI? I grew up watching Sesame Street and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. I grew up learning that everyone is special and should be loved for who they are and treated with respect. I think as adults, we sometimes forget these important lessons we learned in childhood. Diversity, equity, and inclusion matters to me because  The Diversity Movement engages with people in their place of work—we are hopefully changing their perspectives and behavior. And then these people can share their new perspectives and behaviors with their families, their friends, and their communities. Hopefully, we will be able to achieve the world that Sesame Street and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood taught me about as a child.