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Lori Joe Brown: Driven 4word

8 Mar, 2022

Lori Joe Brown, a Senior Manager at American Express within the Global Field Enablement Team, shares in the second of a two-part Driven 4word* podcast why she thinks it’s so important to find connection in the workplace, and what has driven her forward as she’s traveled God’s path for her life.

Tune in at the 23:00-minute mark to hear about how Lori is able to develop and encourage others in the workplace as co-lead to the American Express Christian employee resource group called SALT.

In a previous episode, Lori shared about her childhood in Brooklyn, how her parents’ divorce shifted her whole life, and how she stayed true to her dream of being a professional.

* 4word is the only global organization for Christian women in the workplace led by women. 4word leads, connects, and supports women in the workplace to help them achieve their God-given potential with confidence. 4word achieves this mission through 4word’s Digital Content, 4word Community Groups, and the 4word Mentor Program.

Lori Joe Brown has been working in Corporate American since the tender age of 18, as the summer-intern to VP of tenders & exchanges department, of a Wall Street shareholder relations firm.

Currently Lori is a Senior Manager within the Global Field Enablement Team at American Express which serves as the Center of Excellence for a 4,000+ person sales organization, delivering high impact global strategies, content, competencies, and connections that accelerate sales productivity. She has been with American Express for over 15 years in various roles developing her fellow colleagues in Human Resources and Leadership & Development.

Lori’s passion lies within developing and encouraging others in the workplace through her faith which she has been able to do as co-lead to the American Express Christian Colleague Network called SALT. Through this Christian employee resource group, she provides leadership to a 1,200-member group of employees. It has been an intricate part of the American Express employee experience globally for the past 20+ years, while assisting other Fortune 500 companies start their own Christian networks.

Lori’s non-profit work is just as important. She sits on the board of 4word, a Professional Christian Women’s organization that helps women in the workplace reach their God-given potential with confidence through mentorship, forums, blogs, and conferences.

Lastly, Lori is a certified John Maxwell Executive Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker. She holds a BA in Organizational Behavior & Change Management and a MS in Global Human Resources Management & Development both from New York University. She currently resides in Richmond, VA with her husband Dwayne Brown.