In this session, Jenn Tardy, Career Coach + Diversity Recruiting Trainer, will guide career coaches / counselors through the hiring obstacle course often experienced by minoritized individuals in search of a new career.
Her goal is to bring awareness to the internal and external struggles faced by job seekers when they are underrepresented in the workplace. In addition, she will share strategies for career coaches who are seeking ways to best support their clients with similar experiences.
This is an interactive session and open dialogue is encouraged. There will be a composite case study, which will be sent out in advance of the session for you to review.
Session will run from 11:30 – 12:45 EDT, with 15 mins of optional networking time 12:45- 1:00pm EDT
**Registration is by donation. All collected proceeds will fund career coaching scholarships for selected underrepresented job seekers. If you do not see a donation matching the amount you wish to give, please contact email@example.com.**
This is a composite case study, with required pre-work. Please read all parts of this case study (linked below) prior to the live session on July 22nd.
Part I: Keesha meets the hiring system
Part II: How employers and career coaches can disrupt the hiring system
Jennifer Tardy, Career Success Coach, owns and operates JTC which is a diversity and inclusion consulting organization in Maryland. Through her #CareerSuccess coaching programs for job seekers and #HiringSuccess diversity training programs for recruiters, she is on a mission to make it easy for recruiters and historically underrepresented job seekers to meet and forge career success. She is an official partner to LinkedIn and The Society for Diversity where she serves as a career coach to it’s members.
Jennifer has vast industry experience as a Recruiting Thought Leader, Diversity Practitioner, and Career Success Coach with over 14 years of experience in the field of human resources and recruiting. She has recruited in the tech, healthcare, education, railroad, plumbing supplies, and professional services industries.
She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has received several certifications in Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion including her Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR), Certified Diversity Practitioner (CDP), and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She is also a Certified DiSC Instructor.
In addition to JenniferTardy, LLC, Jennifer is also co-owner of Proving What’s Possible, LLC (PWP), headquartered in Altavista, VA. PWP is a Mental Health Counseling organization that provides mental health skill building services to help individuals cope with mental illness and achieve community stability and independence.
Jennifer resides in Maryland with her two boys, Austin and Aiden, and her love, Antione.