About Us

The Diverse Group (TDG) is made up of a gritty team of professional storytellers from all backgrounds and experiences. Diversity and inclusion is at the forefront of everything we do at TDG because it’s in our DNA. Our founder, Elena Arney, is the daughter of a Black-Mexican mother and an Irish American father. The team at The Diverse Group is equally diverse, with deep experience working with different cultures from Japan and China across a range of verticals from tech giants to non-profits around the globe. In an industry that is 90% white, we feel strongly that it takes people with diverse backgrounds & experiences to bring fresh perspectives to a rapidly changing world.

About our Founder

Elena Arney founded The Diverse Group to help companies elevate their brand and attract new audiences. She got her start in Washington DC working at the State Department and in the West Wing of the White House. She later went on to work in-house for large tech companies, prominent PR agencies, non-profits and even a stint in Beijing, China. Most recently she’s led the media relations strategy for Crosschq, a SaaS startup in the recruiting space that helps companies build more diverse teams. Elena is a graduate of UCLA and resides in the East Bay Area with her husband, three kids and chocolate lab, Scout.

Everyone has a story. Our job is to help you discover yours & share it with the world.

Elena Arney, The Diverse Group