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Jackie Ferguson

Writer, Chief Question Asker, Human Rights Advocate

Jackie Ferguson (she/her) specializes in creating world-changing content as Vice President of Content and Programming at The Diversity Movement. She co-founded TDM with the idea of revolutionizing workplaces through diversity-led initiatives that ultimately improve lives and communities. A bestselling author, Jackie wrote The Inclusive Language Handbook: A Guide to Better Communication and Transformational Leadership, sold in 15 countries around the world. The Inclusive Language Handbook has sparked a revolution in the way people communicate. She hosts the “Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox” podcast, recently cited among the top 5% downloaded globally. The podcast provides a platform for trailblazers, senior business leaders, game-changers, and glass-ceiling breakers to share their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and insights on business, inclusion, and personal development. 

Jackie has earned extensive recognition for her accomplishments including being named to the 2023 Inc. Female Founders 200 list, the 200 women leaders across America who are “shaping the world into a better place.” Her team also created TDM’s MicroVideos library, recognized as a “World Changing Idea” by Fast Company. In 2021, the company was named “Best In Business” in DE&I Advocacy by Inc. Magazine.

A certified diversity executive, Jackie is a member of the Forbes Business Council, National Diversity Council, and has published in or been an expert commentator for numerous publications, including Forbes, WRAL TechWire, Almanac, Fast Company, Well + Good, and others. She is an in-demand keynote speaker on diversity and belonging topics. Jackie is an alumna of the University of South Florida and lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter.

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.

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