An Open Letter for Black Lives


An Open Letter for Black Lives

By, Janine Nicole Dennis Founder & Chief Innovations Officer of Talent Think Innovations

As an Afro-Caribbean woman, I have experienced my share of racism, micro-aggressions, and discrimination over the course of my career. Neither my alma-mater nor any formal training I have acquired over the course of my career adequately prepared me for the modern-day slavery business environment I would enter into as a young adult. We humans have been and continue to face a social crisis societally. As we continue to perpetuate systems and structures that create adverse conditions for BIPOC humans, we will continue to see our moral and ethical fabric become untethered. The senseless assassination of Black humans in the U.S. and globally throughout the Black diaspora is a matter that I take seriously. It is not enough to proclaim that our lives matter, the business and human community as a whole must commit to taking action to make it so.

As the owner of a black-owned business, I have an elevated duty to use my influence in the business world for good and to shift the landscape on behalf of Black humans to the best of my ability.

Talent Think Innovations stands with BIPOC communities and commits to being central to public conversations on social justice, working with heart-centered and socially-conscious clients to educate, advocate, and take visible action towards a more fair, equitable and just world for BIPOC humans. Through my dedication to protecting and uplifting Black lives, I place a specific focus on centering Black lives, needs, and interests because we are the most marginalized societally.

Talent Think Innovations is in the business of the human. It is worth noting, you don’t have to identify as BIPOC to commit to abolishing unjust systems. However, it must be acknowledged and digested that no human should rest peacefully until all of us are free and treated humanely. As humans we have two choices, we are either perpetuating the problem or we are eradicating it. Talent Think Innovations is committed to intentional work in eradicating any system or structure that impedes BIPOC humans from experiencing basic freedoms and the fullest extent of self-actualization.

Kind Regards,


Janine Nicole Dennis

Founder/Chief Innovations Officer


About the CIO

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a business strategy and management consulting firm. Her career spans over fifteen years in HR, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, K-12 education, technology, private equity, healthcare, performing arts, staffing, and R&D just to name a few sectors she has worked in.

Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing both a human touch and business savvy to the companies and businesses she works with.

It is through the trials and tribulations of her career travels and her passion for Business, Technology, Digital Transformation, and Talent Management that she created Talent Think Innovations in January 2013. Her aim is to provide practical and sustainable solutions, programs, and strategies that are a catalyst for innovation. Through her work, she is using her experience to get businesses and individuals from surviving to thriving allowing them to succeed in an age of rapid transformation.

Janine Nicole Dennis