Julia Taylor Kennedy

Center for Talent Innovation; Former Carnegie Council Staff

Julia Taylor Kennedy is senior vice president and senior fellow at the Center for Talent Innovation, where she drives qualitative research and writes reports on gender and diversity in the workplace.

Previously, she was a program officer at Carnegie Council.

Taylor Kennedy has advised speakers for platforms like the World Economic Forum and the United Nations, and collaborated on articles published in Forbes, Time, and academic journals. She has designed and facilitated sessions at The Conference Board, the UN and Carnegie Council, among others. Taylor Kennedy also hosted and produced 51%, a public radio show on gender issues, and reported for NPR and NPR member stations. She earned a MA of international relations from Yale University and a journalism degree from Northwestern University.

Featured Work

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AUG 29, 2016 Podcast

The Conscious Investor

In our last episode on conscious capitalism, we consider socially responsible investing and impact investing. We explore the shareholder's influence in promoting socially and environmentally ...

AUG 25, 2016 Podcast

Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Investor

In our last episode on conscious capitalism, we consider socially responsible investing and impact investing. We explore the shareholder's influence in promoting socially and environmentally ...

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AUG 22, 2016 Podcast

The Conscious Company

Corporate leaders are increasingly aware that businesses can provide a positive (or negative) impact on the environment and community. But how can conscious companies prioritize ...

AUG 18, 2016 Podcast

Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Company

In part two of Impact's three-part series on conscious capitalism, we focus on the companies. How do corporate leaders effectively prioritize social benefit while still ...

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AUG 15, 2016 Podcast

The Conscious Consumer

Part one of this three-part series on conscious capitalism examines the role of the conscious consumer. In this episode, hear the story of a victim ...

AUG 11, 2016 Podcast

Impact Podcast Preview: The Conscious Consumer

In the next Impact podcast, we hear the dramatic, stranger-than-fiction story of a victim of capitalism at its worst--and how one shopper is helping him ...

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NOV 13, 2015 Podcast

Julia Taylor Kennedy on Unlocking the Value of Veterans in the Workforce

Veterans face life-or-death challenges during their military service, but adjusting to a life in the workforce can be even trickier for some. Just in time ...

Product designer and interaction designer working with Burmese farmer. Courtesy of Proximity Designs and IDEO.org

SEP 29, 2015 Podcast

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid?

Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: ...

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AUG 21, 2015 Podcast

Global Tax Avoidance: Who's Responsible?

We investigate the complex world of tax avoidance, starting with the mining industry in Zambia. Activists, documentarians, and economists give perspectives on how corporations avoid ...

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JUL 21, 2015 Podcast

When CEOs Become Activists

Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. How do they use that power, and what are the ethical, business, and political consequences? ...