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J. Smith & Co.


Jenine Jenkins is an award-winning Coach, HR Consultant and Diversity and Inclusion Strategist with over 15 years of experience in the human resources discipline. She facilitates instructor-led training while utilizing group exercises, discussion, and real-life examples to facilitate solid understanding. In her capacity as Consultant, she has served organizations in California, Colorado and Maryland by providing fundamental leadership training that includes a focus regarding how these skills impact the inclusiveness and belonging of the organization or team. She has worked with organizations such as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Labor and California State University, Sacramento.

Additionally, she has helped to drive D&I strategies by providing training and coaching through programs such as the development of strategies intended to reach diverse populations, facilitation of wrap sessions to discuss issues affecting race and equity at work and various mediations of conflict stemming from perceived racism and micro aggressiveness. In her work as a D&I practitioner, she has worked with organizations such as Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, University of California, Davis, High Speed Rail and Umoja Community Education Foundation.

She has also developed comprehensive policies, procedures and processes that cultivate and support an inclusive environment with an intentional focus on building an atmosphere of equity and belonging amongst staff and leadership alike. She uses her knowledge of diversity, inclusion and racial equity to provide coaching, consultation and assistance for implementation of proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategies.

Career Highlights
• Design and deliver diversity-related training in areas such as workplace diversity, cross-cultural communications, active Allyship, and conflict resolution.
• Consult with Senior level leadership to mobilize diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
• Serve as resource to clients in best practices to help drive D&I strategies by providing training and coaching to ensure execution of D&I initiatives throughout the organization
• Use quantitative and qualitative data to develop and evaluate programs; utilizing data to develop new and existing course curriculum as a method of process improvement.
• Developed and executed strategies within the recruitment process to achieve a diverse and inclusive recruitment and selection process.