Jennifer Allison

Dell

Jennifer Allison is vice president for Dell’s supply chain sustainability organization and leads the team responsible for a diverse, resilient and responsible value chain. In this role, she drives all initiatives, both internally and externally, related to social and environmental responsibility; supply chain resilience, compliance and sustainability; and supplier diversity. This work drives competitive advantage for Dell, supports customer requirements, adheres to regulations and promotes the Dell brand globally. Dell’s supply chain sustainability work led by Jennifer has received accolades, including by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Top Corporations for supporting small, women- and minority-owned businesses; achieving status as a Billion Dollar Roundtable (BDR) member since 2009; Corporation of the Year – Gazelle Award by the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council; and a nomination by the Swedish County Council Network for collaboration between Dell and Atea on supply chain Social & Environmental Responsibility for sustainable purchasing in the public sector. Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience in a broad set of roles including executive and employee communication, public relations and operations. She began her career with the International Apparel Mart and World Trade Center before joining Samsung and later Publicis Dialog. She joined Dell in 2006, undertaking a number of strategic roles, including leading executive and internal communication programs and serving as chief of staff for Dell’s Vice Chairman. As well as an active involvement in the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), Jennifer serves on the Women’s Business Council Southwest (WBCS) board, the WBCS nomination committee and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) global services committee, helping women-owned businesses grow and scale. Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, mentoring others and traveling.

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