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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As a football mom, the recent @NFL Draft got me thinking about the adjustments made to their Rooney Rule, and I'm hoping they facilitate real change: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jennydearborn_face-saving-ineffective-policies-annoy-me-activity-6927225320718651393-TXVC?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

How to embrace change - try to do something new every day, even if it’s not something big and scary. Small things cultivate a mindset that makes us open to change.

Vulnerable leaders are more relatable and effective. Vulnerability engenders trust. People feel more committed working for a leader and an organization where they feel safe.

As women, it should be our choice where and how we want to work. But COVID-19 has widened existing gender gaps. It's time to leverage our way to a better future for ALL humans. Find out more in this World Economic Forum map: https://intelligence.weforum.org/topics/a1Gb00000015Hi2EAE

Do you use your PTO? I believe that mandatory PTO is a win-win policy for employees and shareholders and one all modern companies should implement. Thoughts?

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