A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other's culture without compromising its own. 

- Reuven Rivlin -

Multicultural Advocate / Writer / Event Consultant / Connector

Hi - I'm Clara Matonhodze Strode, Principal for Multicultural Solutions LLC.

I started Multicultural Solutions to connect the multicultural consumer to businesses, non-profits and events. I love to see people in collaboration and creating a meaningful community where we all thrive. I want to bring lasting and impactful experiences to businesses and organizations with which I work. I believe a multicultural society is one way we can live our best lives and leave lasting legacies our children can be proud of.

I have worked for several organizations locally and globally developing programming, events, digital marketing, marketing communications and business intelligence. I am a commissioned officer with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and have worked with the National Council for Black Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Museum Center, World Affairs Council, Golden Leaf and Amazon among others.

My multi-talented and organizational development skills have helped me focus on issues dear to my heart - acting as a multicultural advocate for the African Community in Cincinnati, the Indian Film Festival and the Immigrant and Refugee Law Center (board member) among numerous others. It is from these experiences that I noticed a gap in marketing and outreach to the multicultural community.

I'm a member of the Cincinnati Chamber’s Diverse by Design Committee and participated as a Community Partner for Mayor Cranley’s task force to make Cincinnati a welcoming City for new immigrants. I am also an Ohio State Representative for the United States Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC).

As an ex-officio but active member with African Professionals Network (APNET), I enjoy bringing awareness of the richness and diversity of African culture to my community. APNET is an organization that brings together professionals of African origin and individuals interested in Africa to network with each other, foster partnerships and give back to the community.

I studied Speech Communications and International Relations at Northern Kentucky University, and hold a Degree in Journalism, Mass Communication from my native country - Zimbabwe, where I hosted a music show and directed an award winning documentary about the Film Industry.

I'm an alumnus of WE-Lead, a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber  Women Leadership Program.

Whenever I feel inspired, I write poems, articles on cultural integration, multiculturalism and other social issues. My articles have been published in the Cincinnati Enquirer, Medium and Thrive Global. I have presented, and been a panelist at various conferences and events focusing on multiculturalism.

I'm always excited about new business and projects, and can't wait to work with you!