She/Her/Hers | SVP of DEIB
Lauren Jackman is the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) at Medallia. Lauren joined Medallia in 2014, and founded the DEIB practice in 2016. She has also led teams focused on learning and development, employee relations, and corporate social impact, and serves as a leading member of Medallia’s Environmental, Social, and Governance steering committee. Lauren is also part of the Alliance of Experts at FairPay Workplace, a non profit organization focused on trusted and transparent measurement for organizational pay equity. A social scientist by training, Lauren brings an evidence-based, data-driven, and human-centered approach to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces. Lauren has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Social Psychology from Stanford, where she studied topics including growth mindset, culture, morality, bias, and emotion. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Lauren is based in Oakland, CA, and enjoys swimming, gardening, jigsaw puzzles, and taking walks with her dogs.
Attracting, Engaging, & Assessing Candidates
People of color and women are significantly underrepresented in leadership positions throughout the tech industry. Limited access to growth opportunities that can position them for the next level and biases held by those in decision making positions, coupled with a dearth of women and people of color to promote are a few factors that can account for this. This module helps participants understand why talent from certain populations are slow to experience upward professional mobility and provides strategies for creating systems that ensure that all talent have a fair chance at experiencing upward professional mobility.
Course 3: DEIB and Talent