Jenny Dearborn, MEd, MBA

Recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech for five consecutive years, Jenny is a thought leader in HR, HCM, the Future of Work, and data analytics. She is the Chief People Officer at Klaviyo, and the Founder of Actionable Analytics Group, an advisory firm that supports Human Capital Management and Education Tech startups from Seed to IPO.


Her first book, Data Driven, was selected as one of the top 10 for “What Corporate America is Reading” out of 11,000 business books published that year. Her next book, The Data Driven Leader, was published in November 2017. She is a regular contributor to USA Today, Forbes, Huffington Post and Fast Company.

Jenny was previously Chief Talent Officer at SAP and a C-level executive at SuccessFactors, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard leading award-winning teams that drove measurable business impact.

A champion of equality, diversity, and community involvement, Jenny has been recognized with honors including the Stevie Award for Female Business Executive of the Year, Athena Leadership Award, and Financial Times Top 20 Global Executive LGBT Allies. She co-founded the Silicon Valley Apprenticeship Consortium and is a former board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Association for Talent Development, the leading organization for talent professionals globally. She currently serves as an Independent Director on the board of several companies, and is a member of the Forbes San Francisco Business Council.

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Thrilled this #EntrepreneursDay to see the gender gap in startup fundraising shrinking. Female-founded companies raised $40.4B so far in 2021— almost double 2019’s total! Read more from @nmasc_ & @alex in @techcrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2021/11/03/female-founders-are-making-a-buzzing-venture-backed-comeback/

Extremely proud to share that @Klaviyo has been named to not one, but two @Fairygodboss 2021 awards lists: the Best Companies for Women and Best Technology Companies for Women! https://fairygodboss.com/best-companies-for-women-2021

P.S. — we’re hiring: https://www.klaviyo.com/careers

Women have borne the brunt of the negative career impact during Covid. I'm hopeful for the future, though; 2 in 3 of these women pushed out of work want to return. From @jljenniferliu in @CNBCMakeIt: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/26/nearly-2-in-3-women-who-left-the-workforce-during-covid-plan-to-return.html

I always felt like humor could be be a tool for leadership development, and thanks to @aaker and @nbagdonas' @HumorSeriously, I have the data to prove it! Your skill-building sessions with @Klaviyo were invaluable - thank you!

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