Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion – Dell
Jackie Glenn is a pioneering Diversity and Inclusion expert who lives by the mantra, “It’s better to be respected than liked.” Her groundbreaking initiatives have reshaped organizational policies, unified a multidimensional corporate culture, and generated international interest and intrigue. By proving she is her word, solidifying business relationships, and securing overwhelming buy-in, Jackie was pivotal in guiding Fortune 500 EMC Corporation to personify its brand of innovation in the global community.
An engaging public speaker, Jackie begins every presentation with “Hi, I’m Jackie Glenn and I hail from the island of Jamaica!” That statement alone demonstrates what Jackie values—authenticity and confidence as defined by experience. Jackie emanates positivity and enthusiasm for what life offers and she is dedicated to creating a corporate environment that embodies inclusivity, energy, and a mentality for change and growth.
Jackie joined EMC Corporation in 2000 and quickly progressed to Senior Director of HR Operations for a global salesforce of more than 2000. In this role she conceived, planned, and developed programs in organizational development, leadership consulting, employee training and development, and individual coaching and mentoring. She is known for her ability to recognize high-potential talent and provides the resources that raise the ceiling on what that talent can achieve.
Jackie’s leadership as Global Chief Diversity Officer resulted in a number of industry-recognized best practices. She created a groundbreaking transgender reassignment and benefits program, multiple women’s corporate advancement immersion experiences, and recruiting partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that feature a summer internship and build a pipeline of high-potential future employees in the STEM field. She introduced corporate-wide affinity circles that acknowledge the power of influence when like-minded individuals join forces.
These initiatives have resulted in honors for EMC. DiversityInc listed EMC as a Top 25 Noteworthy Company. Disability Matters named EMC a Leading Employer. And, for five consecutive years EMC achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. EMC’s transgender program was profiled by the Associated Press and the firm enjoyed additional media coverage in publications such as the Boston Business Journal and Diversity Careers.
Jackie’s personal honors include Champion of Diversity (NY Urban League), Founder’s Award (Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice, Black History Leadership (Whittier Street), Boston’s 100 Most Influential People (Get Konnected!), Top 10 Influential Women in Diversity (Diversity Global Magazine), and Women of Excellence/Global Women’s Champion (National Association for Female Executives).
Jackie holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Leslie University (Cambridge, MA) and a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College (Boston, MA). Her passion for community advocacy and civic leadership includes service on the Board of the Children’s Services of Roxbury (MA), the Board of the African-American Museum of Boston, and the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.
A world traveler, she frequently hosts national and international conferences, participates on industry panels, and addresses groups on what she knows best—diversity and inclusion in the workplace, advancement of women in technology, transgender reassignment, and living a fulfilled life.