As Director and Head of Diversity and Inclusion for IAC Applications, an IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) company, Netta Jenkins leads the charge on the company’s mission to foster an inclusive, collaborative and forward-thinking workplace by focusing on people, products, and programs. Jenkins creates programs that educate and inspire employees internally for all four businesses - Apalon, Daily Burn, Ask Applications, and Slimware - while launching programs that aim to empower underrepresented groups in technology. She is currently focused on investing in a career switch program; free tech classes; pitch competitions for women of color; and tapping into the West African market for emerging startups and talent.
Under Jenkins charge, Google said “IAC Apps is a start example of a company pushing towards gender equality as well as overall cultural equality.” IAC Applications was named 2018 Top 1000 Company Worldwide for Millennial Women by Mogul and 2017 Profiles in Diversity Journal Excellence Award Winner. Forbes said “Netta Jenkins has a strong understanding of what empowering people in the workplace can do for the growth of the company”.
Jenkins served as a thought leader alongside executives from Google and Foursquare in a Crowded Tech Jobs panel covering talent in the technology industry. Jenkins functioned as keynote speaker for 22nd Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Marriot Marquis covering “How Allies Inside and Outside Your Organization Can Accelerate Your D&I Journey”.
Prior to IAC Applications, Jenkins was the CEO and founder of Global Glamour Casting, where she created a safe space for women to model and act. Jenkins served as an executive recruiter to Liberty Mutual, and CyberCoders. She also worked as a career advisor to students at the University of Rhode Island.
Jenkins holds a BA in Communications and concentration in Leadership from the University of Rhode Island and an MBA, Human Resources and Accounting from Cambridge College, where she was selected to be the 2014 graduate commencement speaker.