Julia Taylor Kennedy, Executive Vice President

Julia Taylor Kennedy is an Executive Vice President at the Center for Talent Innovation, driving cutting-edge research into the issues impacting today's professional workforce, with an eye towards solutions for a more inclusive and equitable global workplace and world. She led The Sponsor Dividend research and co-authored Disabilities and Inclusion, Mission Critical: Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce, and The Power of the Purse: Engaging Women for Healthy Outcomes. Taylor Kennedy has spoken at the United Nations, the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, the Conference Board, New York City Bar’s Associate Leadership Institute, Brite Conference, Ellevate Network, and Lime Connect. She has also been featured in The Washington Post, CBS News, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Time, Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Glass Hammer.

Prior to joining CTI, Taylor Kennedy hosted “51%,” a nationally syndicated public radio program dedicated to the perspectives and stories of women in the United States, and reported for NPR and NPR member stations. Outside of her work with CTI, Taylor Kennedy serves on the board of Community Change, a nonprofit that advocates for and supports community organizing groups. She earned her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and master of international relations from Yale University.