Rozella Kennedy
Director of Impact and Equity

Rozella Kennedy leads Camber’s Impact and Equity work, which includes developing, curating, and disseminating information, resources and events that: support team competency in intersectional equity and anti-racism; build internal team belonging, ways of working, and culture of learning and celebration (in which team members feel seen, supported, connected, and galvanized); and connect these values to the firm’s external work, influence, and impact through equitable project design methodologies at the intersection of U.S. paradigms and the global contexts within which we work.

Rozie has founded three nonprofits and has held executive roles in the arts, environmental, and social service sectors. She is also a published essayist, ghost writer, and copyeditor, with an early career in media and for the ACLU. She is also the creator of Brave Sis Project, a lifestyle brand & social cause using wellness & history to build an inclusive sisterhood; Her book Our Brave Foremothers: Celebrating 100 Black, Brown, Asian, and Indigenous Women Who Changed the Course of History, was released by Workman Press in 2023.

A native New Yorker, and former Parisian and Santa Fean, she lived in the Bay Area for a decade and now resides in Seattle with her husband, composer/conductor John Kennedy; their two adult daughters reside in New York City, and the family dog Pippa brings excitement to every day.

Posts by Rozella Kennedy

Impact Highlights from 2022

Camber Collective is a strategic advisory consultancy partnering globally to address today’s most urgent challenges—systemically, sustainably, and equitably. We are happy to share some of the highlights of our work in 2022.
By: Rozella Kennedy, Manali Kulkarni

The Joy of Giving, 2022

In 2022, each Camber team member received a $1,000 year-end stipend to donate to the philanthropic cause or causes of their choice, supporting over 40 nonprofit groups working for social good and equitable impact around the world.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Piloting Equity Towards Impact

This blog post is third of a three-part series that explores Camber Collective’s journey of equity and belonging. In the first blog, I explained the early phases of our journey and the decision to hire for my role, Director of Impact and Equity. In the second blog, I described how our approach spans many identities and geographies. The final installment of this series focuses on our vision for the future and how we can all play a role in advancing racial equity into impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Camber’s Equity Journey: Endless Learning and Transformation

First of a three-part series discussing Camber Collective’s process of fostering an organizational culture of equity and belonging. It begins with deeply understanding the history of racial injustice and colonial inequity, and how these impact our work as a firm, and our relationships as team members committed to social impact.
By: Rozella Kennedy

Climate Change: Thinking Outside the Silo 

To reach climate neutrality, repair harm to communities, and avoid re-entrenching the power structures that led us to the brink of disaster in the first place, organizations focused on climate and environment and those focused on health, economic mobility, and governance need to change their practices.
By: Bethanie Thomas, Sakina Zaidi, Rozella Kennedy