Portia Prescott, a Denver, Colorado native is a corporate and entrepreneurial leader recognized for establishing thriving professional staffing, HR, business marketing, and recruiting operations, serves as Managing Partner of Jefferson Prescott Consulting and Black Girls Hike (BGH) – Ebony Advocates. She is also a Lifetime Member and the President of the Rocky Mountain NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State-Area Conference and President of the Environmental Justice Committee.
As Managing Partner at Jefferson Prescott Consulting, Portia manages a team of experts to assist diversity, equity and inclusion transformation initiatives which involve diversity staffing, outreach strategy, capability-building & organizational change. A business strategist, HR executive, relationship-builder, and business development leader, Portia leads a multilayered, global consulting practice that offers IT strategy, change management, efficiency improvement, Web marketing, and database management offerings, in addition to a unique, vendor-agnostic business model for ERP software evaluations.
These offerings – and the strength of the company’s success – positioned The Prescott Group as a finalist for the coveted Minority/Woman-Owned Business of the Year award presented by the Denver Chamber of Commerce.
She is a co-founding member of Black Girls Hike, a movement initiated in 2017 challenging the stereotypes in outdoor spaces and encouraging Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC Women) to explore nature. She has led hundreds of women on trails because it had become a cultural idiom that outdoor spaces lacked diverse faces and voices in the fight for environmental justice. As an effective Business and Community leader, she possesses over 25 years of extensive experience in marketing, government affairs and community relations addressing diversity policy needs.
Portia’s influence extends beyond her executive roles as a board member for the Western Resource Advocates and Cobalt Advocates, where she fights for environmental equity, justice and women’s rights. She is a member of the NAACP Aurora Branch, under the leadership of Branch President C. Omar Montgomery, has served as an Annual National Convention Delegate for the Branch, and helped plan NAACP State Conference meetings and actions under President Rosemary Lytle. In addition to her civic leadership, Portia is a staunch supporter and passionate advocate for the Arts. Portia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Drama, Anthropology and Linguistics from Brown University in Rhode Island, where she graduated with distinction. She also continues to maintain her affiliation with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and over a 30-year span has executed more than 30 special fundraising events generating $2+ Million for the organization.
The Denver, Colorado native, Portia Prescott, is an accomplished and trained actor of screen and stage. An ardent supporter of the Arts and the development of young people, Ms. Prescott, is always active; whether previously directing or teaching acting to young students in Denver or creating new avenues of arts education for the community in Colorado. She is a founding member of the Colorado Black Arts Movement (CBAM) a 501c3 non-profit that supports Arts in the African American community especially Aurora, Denver and Montbello.