Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Jennifer Dougherty  | Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Worldpay

Corporate Panel
2:45 - 3:30p (Magnolia Hall)

About Jennifer Dougherty

Jennifer DoughertyJennifer Dougherty is the Head of Inclusion & Diversity at Worldpay, with responsibility for the inclusion strategy, organizational education on diversity and inclusion, and creating ways for Worldpay to continue driving an inclusive environment for colleagues, customers, and in the community.

Jennifer has 20 years of experience leading learning, operations, and diversity teams in the telecommunications, insurance, and fintech industries. Her previous roles include Senior Director of Operations, Head of Sales Training, and Head of Corporate Learning. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, a Master’s degree from State University at New York at Albany, and an executive certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Jennifer sits on the Advisory Board for the Ohio Diversity Council in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is certified in Organizational Health and Predictive Index.

Jennifer’s personal passion for inclusion work is grounded in colleagues feeling welcomed, heard, respected, and valued, and ensuring that organizations do all they can to embrace differences to drive better outcomes. In all of her work, Jennifer prioritizes authentic connections with others, and has deep passion for, team building, talent development, coaching, and challenging the status quo.

Jennifer lives in Cincinnati with her wife, Laura, and their daughter.

Q&A

What 3 words describe you best, personally or professionally?
Authentic, spirited, mom

What did you want to be when you grew up? OR If you didn't do what you do now, what profession would you choose?
Growing up I wanted to be a lawyer or an actor. If I didn’t do this work now, I would choose to teach communication courses to college kids. At the very beginning of my career I had the opportunity to teach public speaking and interviewing to college kids, and it was some of the most meaningful work I’ve done.

What excites you most about the topic you will be sharing at the conference?
I get passionate about a learning culture, because it enables organizations. The transformation to a learning culture requires intention (in strategy and investments), and the payoff is enormous. 

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