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Exploring the Nuances of Immigrant Identity: An Interview with Margarita Rozenfeld

Is it possible to be a refugee and still have privilege? How do we make space for the multiple layers of our complex stories? Margarita Rozenfeld is the President of Incite International, a consulting and coaching firm that helps organizations become more effective by aligning their vision, culture and people. She shares how her personal experience as an immigrant from the former Soviet Union has led her on a journey of self-discovery to define her unique identity and come to terms with white privilege.

Margarita is a frequent speaker on topics of strategy, leadership, employee engagement, cross-cultural communications and organizational development. Her expertise has been featured in The Atlantic, Washington Business Journal, Washington Post and several books on organizational effectiveness. Margarita is the host of Leadership Insights Podcast, an interview-style show featuring stories and strategies of inspiring leaders.  She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and serves on the board of Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

Margarita holds honors degrees from James Madison University in International Affairs and Spanish and an executive certificate in Organization Development and Change Leadership from Georgetown University.

Incite International is an award-winning leadership and organizational development company providing consulting, strategic planning, facilitation and training services to non-profit, corporate and public sector clients.  Organizations that have benefited from her services include Pew Charitable Trusts, Results for America, Melwood, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington Humane Society, NASA – Godard Flight Center, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Transit Administration, and the World Bank.



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