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Intersectionality is a key focus that Jennie has been driving into conversations since joining Capital One in late 2018. Recognizing that a focus on ethnicity alone will not be enough to address the changes that are required, Jennie has been providing a social mobility lens to the organization’s initiatives. The ‘Privilege Walk’ exercises she organized raised awareness of the different levels of privilege existing within the firm’s own teams, whilst the community engagement workstream aimed to role model within schools and charities in order to tackle challenges to social mobility. Another of Jennie’s initiatives and focus was establishing open conversations on Racism towards East Asians to raise awareness this was happening and ensuring that the mental health implications of the increase in anti-Asian racism are built into any return-to-office initiatives. As a Director on the Board of Women in Banking & Finance, Jennie brings ethnicity into focus within the gender conversation.

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