Jackie Ferguson grew up in a multi-generational, multi-racial home where diversity and inclusion were intrinsic personal values. Jackie spent the majority of her career in sales and marketing managing multi-million dollar accounts, and providing executive support to ensure business process optimization in administration and human resources for startups to Fortune 500 companies.
As a neurodivergent student, Jackie earned a Bachelor of Arts in professional and technical writing from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). Jackie writes course content, conducts onsite diversity training, and ensures business process optimization. Jackie has written multiple published articles on diversity.
A member of the National Diversity Council, Jackie has been volunteering for equality organizations since the mid-1990s and donates to STEM programs, including Black Girls Code. Her grandmother once said to her simply, “No matter who you are, I can learn something from you, and you can learn something from me,” which Jackie considers a catalyst to her personal and professional pursuits of equity and diversity.
Why DEI? I have been advocating for social equality for more than 20 years, firm in the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue love, happiness, and success to the standards that make their lives most fulfilled. Having the opportunity to do work that leaves the world a little better for my daughter is an incredible motivation.