Berthine Crèvecoeur West, MA, EMBA, CDE®
Driven by an innate passion for healthy progression and diversifying organizational environments, Berthine Crèvecoeur West is a Certified Diversity Executive® (CDE®) and an acclaimed multi-lingual Management & DEI Consultant with 15+ years of experience helping businesses attain what they value the most – innovative diversity, strong employee development, and data-driven organizational transformation. As the CEO of Westbridge Solutions, LLC, Berthine possesses an extensive background in rectifying organizational challenges, capitalizing on employee/internal strengths, and transforming widespread DEI initiatives into reformative realities that benefit society as a collective. Even more, she enjoys not only instilling positive growth and DEI accentuations here in the present, but also positioning versed industries for sustainable excellence as they navigate toward the transient future.
Featuring rooted altruism for people, leadership, and optimizing the fruitful notions of DEI, it became the catalyst for Berthine to become a highly-respected change agent for the corporate, finance, start-up, tech, legal, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. To date, Berthine brings with her SME-level knowledge involving (but not limited to) equal opportunity guidelines, non-discrimination policies/HR compliances, performance management, and scaling up empowered workplace cultures via leading with critical thinking, empathy and an open mind. Overall, Berthine has a genuine passion for instilling competitive business advantages and showcasing those meaningful accelerations that stem from branching outside comfort zones. Also a child of immigrants, she is heavily admired for widening the opportunity doors for deserving talent via the art of eliminating unconscious bias, exercising pipeline accountability, and injecting the proven concept that diverse teams and equitable policies are what lead to advanced success.
Academically, Berthine holds an EMBA from Quantic School of Business & Technology, an MA in Government & Politics from St. John’s University, and coinciding certifications including a WOSB and EDWOSB. In addition, Berthine is a Global Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Award-Nominated Podcast Host, and Editor-in-Chief of Global Fluency Magazine, and is connected to several affiliated groups. This entails Leadership Gwinnett (2017), President of the Medical Interpreter Network of Georgia (2014-2016), an active Board Member of GUIDE, Inc., and a Contributing Sponsor of Gwinnett Young Professionals. Furthermore, Berthine’s devotions towards cultural competency and community/organizational enhancement have not gone unnoticed, as she has earned several features in famed domestic and international outlets, such as CBS, NBC, Fox, Voyage ATL, Shout Atlanta, 11 Alive News, and the Tuff Talk Show.
Berthine currently resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband and son, and spends her free time enjoying time with family and friends, staying updated on trending data and research, and frequently traveling to sample new places, foods, and cultures.