In her leadership position within BNY Mellon, René has hired and coached women into her team to support large scale, high profile digital and product management efforts. She spearheaded a global Women’s Initiatives Network image consulting event to support women in the workplace with stylists and shoe retailers to provide appropriately-priced, yet polished options for professional women. René has been an Advisory Board Member of the Student Leadership Network for 10 years, a network of all girls schools intended to equalize education and success. She established a Yoga Instruction and Wellness Education practice to provide tools to encourage women and Black and indigenous people of color to thrive through holistic health and wellness. René is a Case Writer, Presenter and Judge for multiple cohorts of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, who work to transform career trajectories of thousands of Black, Hispanic and Native American women and men.