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what i do

I help business leaders, social entrepreneurs, and scholars create meaningful social change with a sociological and feminist approach.



I design practical and holistic tools that help leaders feel more confident, knowledgeable, and prepared to create transformative change.



I studied sociology to learn how to translate theory into action. Now, I offer experiences and resources that connect the dots between theory and transformative social impact. Browse resources >>



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Kathryn Buford has led and consulted on projects for The Embassy of Jamaica, Americorps, BBC, Sony Entertainment, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and various small businesses, creative agencies, non-profits and media brands. 

Her writings and commentary have appeared in publications like BBC, GOOD, CNBC and Live Unchained - her former blog (of 6 years) for women and creatives across the African Diaspora.

From 2017 - 2018, Kathryn was a Lecturer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. 

She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park with a concentration in social theory.

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Kathryn Buford is an inspiring voice for her generation.
— Michelle Burford, Senior Founding Editor, "O" Oprah Magazine
Kathryn is a true talent and has done the work. I couldn’t be more proud, and excited about her thinking, approach and leadership.
— Marcus Glover, Investor, SouthBox Ventures
The resources Kathryn creates for social entrepreneurs are excellent!
— Amanda Antico, Social Entrepreneur and Professor, University of Pennsylvania
An incredibly thoughtful sociologist.
— Aleia Clark, Sociologist, U.S. Census Bureau