Sharon Smith-Akinsanya


“If I care about diversity and inclusion with women and people of color in the Twin Cities, then I need to be a part of the change. In order to do that, I need to make sure that I’m there front and center. That’s why I decided to support the players today and to support the franchise today by being a part of the President’s Circle.”

Sharon Smith-Akinsanya is CEO of Rae Mackenzie Group — an award-winning diversity, equity and inclusion marketing firm and author of “Colorfull: Competitive Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Talent of Color.” She recently founded People Of Color Careers™ Social Hiring Network to help professionals of color land their dream careers with employers who are serious about increasing racial inclusivity at all levels of the corporate structure. Learn more at