Leveraging Your Privilege and Power to Drive Impactful Change
Netta Jenkins is leading voice in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion field whose soaring audience engagement was doubtless a key factor in Forbes naming her as one of the top 7 anti-racism consultants in the world. Netta was featured in CIO Views publication as “The Top 10 Most Influential Black Women in Business to Follow in 2021”. An acclaimed author with a deep background in communications, leadership, and behavioral psychology, Netta has been advising corporations and audiences of all kinds for more than 15 years on the most effective strategies to address systemic racism, its traumatic impact, and the path to social justice.
Netta’s 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn draw on her knowledge and insights on key DEI concerns such as corporate accountability, leadership authenticity, product inclusiveness, history and policy of structural racism, and career strategy through her main feed, interactive LinkedIn Live conversations, and her monthly LinkedIn newsletter that garnered approximately 1,000 subscribers in one day alone after launch.
Her website, NettaJenkins.com, sees 8,000 visitors each month who read and take advantage of the guidance she provides. Through Dipper, a data technology platform Netta co-founded, professionals of color find a digital safe-place where they can share experiences and find advice on their path to a better workplace one review at a time, whether good, bad or indifferent.
Netta’s greatest impact is perhaps in the corporate workspace, especially in tech. Currently, Netta is VP, Global Inclusion for leading tech company, Unqork, and is an advisory board member for Betterment, an online investment company looking to expand opportunities for untapped investors. Prior to Unqork, Netta created and executed strategy for five years as Vice President, Global Inclusion for IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) tech and media brands with her research data driven knowledge. Under Netta’s charge, Google said “IAC is a star example of a company pushing towards gender equality as well as overall cultural equality.” While Netta was at IAC, it was named one of a 2018 Top Company Worldwide for Millennial Women by Mogul, and she was honored with a 2017 Profiles in Diversity Journal Excellence Award Winner.
Netta founded Holistic Inclusion Consulting LLC and offers diversity and anti-racism sessions to companies seeking change and to gain understanding of systemic racism, employee equity and fairness, and managing through trauma. For clients and the general public alike – including in her online courses – Netta trains, teaches, and coaches on Bold Allyship, Driving Impact through Privilege and Power Change, Understanding and Battling Microaggressions, and much more. She designs and helps companies implement DEI-driven recruiting, promotion paths, performance plans, and management paradigms.
Netta’s recent virtual appearances include Meetup, Sistas in Sales, and Women in Tech Network (serving more than 50 countries and 10,000 members), and was a speaker for the inaugural Black Enterprise Women of Power Tech virtual conference this month that claimed 3.7 million viewers. She has been featured in Black Enterprise, Forbes, Business Insider, Blavity, CNN and more for her work. Along the way, Netta has won multiple awards for her impact on corporate and startup diversity.
Netta’s book, Self-Advocacy and Confidence for a Fearless Career, empowers women to reach new heights in the workplace around the world. She has spoken at the Barclays Center on how women are creating change in society, in advance of a Brooklyn Nets game played against the San Antonio Spurs, coached by Becky Hammon, the first female assistant coach in the NBA. Netta was twice a finalist for the prestigious “Advocate of the Year” award by Women in Internet Technology.
As a wife and mother of two under two years old – Netta is also opening her world to her followers, demonstrating her day-to-day wins and struggles as a working mom achieving success and satisfaction, even in a socially distanced world.