Learn more about Diamond and Karen

Diamond and Karen first met as caddies during high school in the Daniel Murphy Scholarship's Caddie Program. From the green to their 20s, these two Chicago South Siders are creating a more equitable world, one womxn at a time.

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Diamond Greer

My mission is to unlock the potential in womxn so that they may do the impossible in their life, career, and business.

I am People & Design Strategist who helps organizations create strategic, inclusive services and experiences for the people who matter most to their vision. I have spent many years in the alternative investment industry focused on human capital management and development. I love facilitating sessions, designing products and programming, and developing people. I am currently pursuing my masters in Product Design and Development Management at Northwestern’s Segal Institute of Design.

I graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Learning & Organizational Change and African American Studies, as an Evans Scholar and Chicago Scholar. I am fellow of StartingBloc (DC ’15), New Leaders Council Chicago (’16), Chicago Global Shapers (’16), and TEDx (’17).

Karen Spears

My mission is to create a world of possibility for womxn in design and entrepreneurship.

I am the owner of Kareracter, a creative studio building brands with personality, which was born in my college dorm room in 2015. I am a self-taught graphic designer specializing in the art of hand-lettering. Upon graduation in May of 2017, I took the plunge into full-time entrepreneurship. I've worked with over 50 individual clients and a dozen established organizations. 

I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a minor in Business. I've had the privilege of working for Google, Leo Burnett,  James R. Jordan Foundation, and Chicago Scholars. I am the former peer advisor for the Obama Foundation, Starting Bloc alum, and 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival scholar.