Dr. Jen O’Ryan is an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity strategist focused on helping people build authentically inclusive and welcoming companies.
She brings a unique perspective to organizational change, combining a PhD in Human Behavior with over 20 years of experience in leading global launches of new products, policy, and consumer experiences.
Jen understands the challenges leaders can face in developing a culture of inclusiveness for employees, clients, and customers.
A data geek at heart, Jen brings an extensive grasp of how people interact with technology, with each other, and with change. She frequently speaks on podcasts, panels, and at events related to Inclusion and Diversity, organizational behavior, and humaning.
Jen is also the author of “Inclusive AF: A Field Guide for ‘Accidental’ Diversity Experts”. Designed for anyone thinking about Inclusion and Diversity, IAF explains how to cultivate a more welcoming workplace.
Outside of I&D work, Jen is a travel enthusiast and avid runner. She also has a strange affinity for bad 80’s music, getting lost in new cities, and scary movies.
About the book: The reviews are in!
"Inclusive AF" is an actionable, practical, and—above all—relatable roadmap for the beginner advocate searching for ways to authentically plug into the DEI conversation. Using engaging anecdotes and her own personal triumphs and tribulations, Jen O’Ryan proves that creating widespread culture shifts is a long but ultimately rewarding journey, and that we all know something about diversity at our very core.
~ Jennifer Brown, CEO & Founder, Jennifer Brown Consulting
"Reading this guide feels like finding that endearingly quirky expert who explains the complicated science in hero movies. Imagine having that character explain inclusion and diversity. I am more comfortable leading Inclusion and Diversity efforts with this book in hand. "
~ Mia Rella, Finance professional, Bank of America Merrill
"Inclusive AF unpacks in a clear, direct way the neuroscience and sociological dimensions of encountering difference in the workplace. The reader will gain a deeper understanding of what has shaped the lives of the LGBTQ+ people they meet both in regular life and, in particular, at work. This is an essential handbook for how to create a welcoming and sustainable work environment in which LGBTQ+ employees can thrive. "
~ Pierre Bradette, LGBTQ+ Community Activist and Management Consultant
"I love Inclusive AF! This book is REAL, outshining other, sometimes dull books written in a monochrome business style. It's like sitting down with Dr. O'Ryan for a coffee. As an Inclusion & Diversity professional, I would have loved this book at the start of my journey, and highly recommend it to everyone on the path."
~ Brian Ballantyne, Senior Program Manager, Inclusion & Diversity, Amazon