Miecha Ranea Forbes
Senior Vice President of Culture, Inclusion & Strategic Advising, Koya Partners
Managing Director, Diversified Search
Miecha brings a unique combination of human capital, executive search and consulting experience from both the nonprofit and private sectors. Miecha is the primary lead for Koya’s Human Capital Consulting practice and has deep experience in education and youth development. The basis of her work is to help organizations solve their most complex people challenges to achieve strategic goals.
With her background in organizational development and talent management, Miecha currently engages with clients on Founder Transitions, Succession, Talent Acquisition, Manager Training & Coaching, Performance Management, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culture and Employee Engagement and Compensation.
Miecha helps clients take a holistic approach to human capital and invest in multiple points along the employee life cycle to improve their overall employee experience and increase retention rates over time. She specializes in helping clients to consider, improve and align all phases of the employee experience in a way that reflects their values, amplifies their culture and supports the unique experiences of employees at all levels.
Prior to joining Koya, Miecha was with KIPP Foundation for 4 years during a period of intense growth. At KIPP, she led the Talent Acquisition team responsible for more than doubling the staff during her tenure. She also played a lead role in the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion initiative.
Miecha had previous professional chapters with Citizen Schools and Corporate Executive Board.
Miecha is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. She spends much of her free time participating in various community service projects and activities impacting communities throughout Chicago.
Miecha received her BA in Sociology and African-American Studies from Brown University.