Seena Hodges is a connector who loves people and is passionate about equity, intersectional feminism, and access to brave spaces for all. Seena is the Founder and CEO of The Woke Coach ™ where she partners with clients to facilitate conversations and complete projects that live at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, education, and empowerment. The mission of The Woke Coach™ is to help individuals deepen their analysis and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias and injustice, in order to help them become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves.
Seena began her career at the Urban League—a non-profit organization committed to issues of social justice and has worked in both the commercial and non-profit theater industry as a producer, marketing director, publicist, development director, and audience development associate. She has also worked in the non-profit sector as a communications manager and marketing director.
Prior to starting The Woke Coach, Seena worked in various capacities for the Guthrie Theater, Theater Latté Da, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theatre and Artistry MN. Seena previously worked at New York press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown, developing audiences and creating media opportunities for several Broadway shows including: Fences, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Book of Mormon. She was most recently Associate Vice President of Strategy and Communications at The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations.
Seena is a trained equity, diversity and inclusion facilitator and a certified administrator of Clifton Strengths (StrengthsFinder) and the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI)—the premier cross-cultural assessment of intercultural competence.
Seena is a graduate of the Theatre Management and Producing MFA Program at Columbia University, where she was a Dean’s Fellow. She’s passionate about art in all of its forms and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center.