Diversity and Inclusion is a growing initiative in many corporations that recognize in order to continue to innovate and create, they must pull from a diverse employee base and ensure that employee base feels valued and impactful.
Jennifer was lucky enough to be at the genesis of tech’s biggest D&I commitment to-date: when Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich announced at his 2015 CES keynote speakership that Intel would commit to achieving full representation of women and underrepresented minorities by 2020. He backed up that commitment with a dedicated $300 million budget. In that first year, Jennifer headed up Intel’s D&I Communications team while partnering with other HR departments to engage employees and rally them around this initiative. She provided C-Suite executives with both D&I training and talking points, as well as participated in HR strategy sessions and the development of training programs.
Her passion and knowledge in this area, as well as first-hand experience understanding the motivations behind the majority creating obstacles and resistance, makes her an expert on the subject.
She has created a coaching program that addresses overcoming employee resistance against Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. This program also helps coach women and underrepresented minorities who may feel their work environment is not as inclusive as desired. For companies interested in working with Jennifer to develop their own employee programs, please submit the following: