Founder and CEO Morgan Phelps did not intend to start her own business.
The woman at the helm of Colorful Connections, a Milwaukee-based company focused on diversity recruiting, talent development and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) training, has a career built around connecting people through the art of communication. Morgan began her professional career as a journalist. She then parlayed that experience into a successful career in public relations. Morgan was heavily involved in DEI volunteer work to increase diversity within the communications industry when she decided she had to do something more.
Ironically, it was a fundamental communication problem, as Morgan saw it, that served as the impetus for Colorful Connections, which launched in 2019.