Odessa JenkinsOdessa Jenkins

President of Emtrain

Odessa Jenkins is the Founder of the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), and sought after executive leader. She most recently served as the Head of Business Develop for Parity, and VP of Support/Ops at YourCause. An in demand national speaker, Jenkins is also the founder of multiple nonprofits. She is a recognized market leader in CSR, DE&I, Team Dynamics, and SAAS technology with multiple years of leadership experience in private funded start-ups, joint ventures and fortune 100 public companies. Jenkins served for several years as an executive leader at YourCause, a start-up which helped to revolutionize the CSR industry.

As a disrupter in sports, Jenkins is paving the way to create inclusion and equity in sports for women and girls. She was an inaugural participant in the NFL’s first Women’s Career in Football Forum and is one of the first women to obtain the coveted NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Internship in an on-field position (Running Backs Coach – Atlanta Falcons). Featured on Fox, Sport Illustrated, CBS, ESPN, Yahoo Sports, The Undefeated and more, Jenkins was recently recognized as one of the most influential and powerful women in sports by Sports Illustrated (Unrelenting).

Jenkins has 22 years of coaching and leadership experience, is a Hall of Fame, a 5X National Champion, 2X USA National Team captain, 2X Gold Medalist, and heralded as one of the top leadership experts in the country.

Takes part in

May, 21 5:00 PM CEST
Big Ideas Stage
Panel Discussion

Confronting Racism and Injustice in the “New Normal” Corporate World

How can we confront systemic racism and injustice in the workplace? And what can be done to be a good ally and recognize your own privilege? The speakers in this panel will discuss the following topics:

  • One year after George Floyd's murder, has the corporate world become less racist?
  • Power, privilege and equity: How do they look in the transformed post-COVID workplace
  • What is the level of anti-racism corporate policies and practices?
Amber Hikes Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at ACLU
Ericka Jones Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader
Odessa Jenkins President of Emtrain
Janine Yancey Founder & CEO of Emtrain