Jackie Ferguson (she/her) was raised in a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-regional home where diversity and inclusion were intrinsic personal values. She has been volunteering for and donating to equality organizations for more than twenty years. Jackie spent the majority of her career in various aspects of business for organizations ranging from small startups to large Fortune 500 companies before earning her designation as Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) and becoming co-founder of The Diversity Movement.
As Head of Content and Programming, Jackie ensures premium educational content across all platforms. She is a member of the Forbes Business Council and the National Diversity Council and is published in Forbes and Almanac, among other publications. Jackie is a keynote speaker on diversity and belonging topics for organizations across the country. She also hosts the Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox podcast, rated as one of the top 15 diversity podcasts to follow and in the top 10% of downloaded podcasts globally.
Jackie is a proud wife and mom, alumnae of the University of South Florida and moderately-arrogant home cook.
Why DEI? I have been advocating for social and economic equality for more than twenty years, firm in the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to pursue love, happiness, and success to the standards that make their lives feel most fulfilled. Leaving the world a little better for my daughter is an incredible motivation.