Ascendant Group Branding Senior Partner Kim Reed Receives ‘Women in the Corporate World’ Award

Reed honored by Vivant Art Collection as an influential women of color who excels in her roles as a community leader, tastemaker and visionary; Awards banquet part of a four-day event that celebrated current and past minority female trailblazers
WILMINGTON, Del. - Dec. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- Ascendant Group Branding, an industry leading agency that helps CEO's, rising executives, authors and field experts become industry or nationally-regarded stars, today announced that Senior Partner Kimberly Reed was recognized at the recent Vivant Art Collection and Consulting event where she received a “Women in the Corporate World” Award, which honors influential women of color who excel in their respective roles as community leaders, tastemakers, and visionaries.

The Philadelphia-based event held November 15, 2013 also honored other high caliber female leaders of color from such organizations as PECO Energy, Wells Fargo, Sunco Inc., Citizens Bank, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Health Partners and the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The awards banquet was part of a four-day event that celebrated current and past female trailblazers as well as the art gallery’s success as a small, minority-owned business.

Reed, who is responsible for Ascendant Group Branding’s strategic direction and Human Resources function, is an excellent example of a woman of color who has excelled in her executive roles. Prior to her role with Ascendant Group Branding, Kim’s previous experience has included working as a HR, diversity, and inclusion strategist for over fifteen years for some of the world’s largest global organizations, including Merrill Lynch, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Deloitte. In these roles, Kim was able to develop innovative solutions that identified, attracted, retained and enhanced the skills of top, diverse talent. Her current focus is on training CEOs, executives, athletes and professionals on how to take their presentation skills from good to great.

“I am ecstatic to have been chosen to receive this award alongside a group of admired and respected honorees,” noted Reed. “It is so inspirational to see so many women of color proactively pursuing leadership roles and contributing to the global business environment with fresh perspectives, innovative solutions, and unique skills.”

Florcy Morisset, Founder and Creative Director of Vivant Art Collection and Consulting, added, “It is important to host such events and honor these incredible women of color because it shows other women what is possible through a tight network of female executives who are there to help and mentor each other. Kim Reed’s work in the area of diversity and inclusion is a testament to what we are trying to achieve within our community, emphasizing that diverse perspectives create opportunities and deliver solutions beyond what others have tried to achieve in the business world.”

About Vivant Art Collection & Consulting
Vivant Art Collection & Consulting is a creative a hub for artist, collectors, and professionals in the Philadelphia arts and business landscape. Vivant exhibits cultural exhibits from Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Latin America and presents dynamic programming for academic and cultural institutions. For more information, please visit

About Ascendant Group
Ascendant Group guides CEOs and executives and helps CEOS and rising executives become national or industry based stars. Ascendant Group works to increase the recognition of thought leadership, value, and credibility with their target audience, which increases visibility and enhances the bottom line. For more information, please visit

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