Gennean Scott is an executive diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion leader with a collaborative and comprehensive vision that has enabled organizations to transform their internal and external practices. With 20 years of equity experience and a lifelong passion for the arts, Scott serves as The Broadway League’s first Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Scott works alongside League members and staff to ensure the effectiveness of its 19 EDI initiatives focused on audience development, community engagement, and the workforce. As a crucial member of the team, she leads the efforts to achieve equity, diversity, and inclusion while creating a workforce that reflects our communities and country.
Before Scott’s arrival to The Broadway League, she spent the past seven years as a critical leader for Omaha Performing Arts. As vice president of Human Capital and Inclusion, she conceived and spearheaded programs that have increased and retained BIPOC staff- exceeding national standards- and assisted in shaping inclusive programming and marketing.
In 2013, Gennean founded and directed a non-profit dance school to promote equity in the arts for Omaha youth. As a co-founder of the Black Arts Leadership Alliance (BALA), a network of black professionals in the Midwest dedicated to empowering, training, recruiting, and retaining African Americans/Blacks in arts administration, she has helped the organization establish a strategic vision for growth. Scott also serves as a co-founder of the Nebraska Association of African American Human Resources Professionals, an organization designed to center Black voices in human resources and Blacks in the workplace.
A native of Omaha and a former dancer, Scott’s past positions have included serving as a human resources administrator and educator. She currently serves as a keynote speaker, facilitator, trainer, and consultant for arts-based organizations and businesses that want to promote an inclusive, equitable work environment for their staff and customers. Scott has extensive community relationships and serves as a resource for the arts industry.
She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and a mom of two.