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

Savar Building (Rana Plaza) Collapse, Dhakar. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/rijans/8731789941">rijans</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC</a>)

JUL 30, 2014 Podcast

Crisis Breeds Opportunity for Worker Safety and Global Labor Rights

Tragic incidents in Bangladesh brought the issue of labor rights to the global stage once again. What are some new approaches to keeping factory workers ...

Shanghai Skyline. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/iceninejon/4291895586/">Jonathan</a>  (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC</a>)

JUL 1, 2014 Podcast

Trust and Economic Growth in China

With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to ...

Rush hour in Tokyo. Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/solmarch/11469518863">solmarch</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">(CC)</a>

JUN 11, 2014 Podcast

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan

In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonpreneur/4782354136/">Philip</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">(CC)</a>

MAY 22, 2014 Podcast

Corporations as Agents of Change

Can today's powerful multinational corporations be a force for social good? Should they be, and if so, how should this be implemented? Are they out ...

Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier, The Netherlands. CREDIT: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oosterscheldekering,_Netherlands.JPG">Donar Reiskoffer</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en">(CC)</a>

APR 25, 2014 Podcast

Scrambling to Adapt to Climate Change

For years, climate change activists avoided "adaptive" solutions because they thought it was admitting defeat. But with the reality of extreme weather and resource shortages, ...

APR 11, 2014 Podcast

Blueprint or Scramble?

Climate change is impacting the globe in surprising ways. The Maldives might be submerged, but Canadian trade could benefit from new waterways. What's the best ...

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-144257470/stock-photo-whistleblower.html">Image</a> via Shutterstock

MAR 17, 2014 Podcast

Blowing the Whistle

Has the perception of whistleblowers changed? With high-profile cases like Edward Snowden and increased protections for those who accuse their employers of misconduct, have we ...

CREDIT: President Obama at a 2012 campaign rally in Las Vegas via <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-132479609/stock-photo-las-vegas-november-president-barack-obama-speaks-at-presidential-campaign-rally-at-cheyenne.html">Shutterstock</a>

FEB 5, 2014 Podcast

Mobilize Your People Like Obama: Applying Lessons from the 2012 Campaign to Your Everyday Work

In 2012, Barack Obama won a hard-fought victory in a campaign driven by advanced community organizing tactics, big data, and technology. In this lively workshop with ...

CREDIT: <a href="http://tinyurl.com/lt9vr2d/">UN Women/Marielos Mora</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>) <br>Costa Rican President Chinchilla & former UN Women Director Bachelet

OCT 21, 2013 Article

Chile's Opportunity to Eradicate Violence Against Women—and Set an Example for the Region

If Michelle Bachelet regains the Chilean presidency in the 2013 election, she has the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for women. What's needed is a ...

CREDIT <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ooocha/3060473284/">Marion Doss</a>

SEP 24, 2012 Podcast

Ethics Matter: Dambisa Moyo on How Aid to Africa is Harmful

Aid has failed to create economic growth, says Moyo, and allows governments to evade their responsibilities. So when people say that aid provides essential services, ...