Job Title: Senior Director of People & Culture

Organization: BakerRipley

Degree(s): MS in organizational management and human resources development, Manhattanville College and BA in math and philosophy, Mt. Holyoke College

Julie Jenkins is an accomplished human resource and organizational development executive with experience in both the corporate Fortune 10  companies and the nonprofit space. By leveraging her leadership, organizational, analytical and communication skills, Ms. Jenkins has had a progressive career in consumer products, consulting, financial services, food service, office technology, and nonprofit environments. She prides herself in leveraging her expertise in diversity, change management and inclusion as the lens to talent management, talent acquisition, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement and employee development.

Currently, as the senior director people & culture at BakerRipley, Ms. Jenkins leads a team dedicated to making BakerRipley an Employer of Choice through the strategic human capital management (People & Culture) functional pillars: talent management, HRIS, total rewards & recognition, learning & development, internal communications and diversity, engagement & inclusion.

Prior to joining BakerRipley, Ms. Jenkins directed Sysco’s diversity engagement & inclusion efforts. While at Sysco she launched their first Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council and developed its (first) Diversity Roadmap, Diversity Training Curriculum and Measurement Systems. Ms. Jenkins has a special place in her heart for youth and has developed and delivered a toolkit intended to support children’s appreciation of Diversity (Who am I?, Who are you? and Raising Children in a Diverse World). Julie has held various HR positions at: Legna & Associates, Sysco, LyondellBasell, IBM, The Human Element, QED, Pearl Meyer & Partners, Xerox, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods, GE Capital and Champion International.  Additionally, she has been a corporate fellow with the University of Houston – Downtown and an adjunct professor at Fairfield University.

Ms. Jenkins has been a guest speaker at various conferences and workshops including Spelman’s Diversity Conference, ASTD and EEAC. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston’s Class XXXVI, and currently serves on the advisory board for the Council for Recovery (Houston. Previously Ms. Jenkins served on the board of directors for ESCAPE (Houston),  board of trustees for the Convent of Sacred Heart (Greenwich, CT), on the design team (advisory board) for Parent Leadership Training Institute {PLTI} (Stamford, CT), and on the board of directors for: ERC, Inc. (Norwalk, CT), New Neighbors Inc. (Stamford, CT), Stamford’s (Mayoral) Youth Services Bureau (Stamford, CT), Communities in Action (Stamford, CT) and Teddy Bears and Teacups Charity (Fairfield, CT).

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