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Jennifer Allyn
Managing Director, Office of Diversity, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jennifer Allyn is a Managing Director in the Office of Diversity for the US Firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.  As an executive and thought leader promoting diversity initiatives, she is responsible for designing programs to retain, develop, and advance diverse professionals.

Ms. Allyn has been recognized as a subject matter expert on gender, GLBT and work/life challenges.   She is a frequent public speaker and has been quoted in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine,, and US News & World ReportAmong her many accomplishments, Jennifer spearheaded the effort to enhance PwC’s parental leave policy and launched Full Circle, a program designed to assist parents who want to “on-ramp” after taking an extended period of time off from work. She was also instrumental in designing and facilitating PwC's Diversity Leadership Forums, which bring together hundreds of business executives to discuss the future of diversity.  PricewaterhouseCoopers has been recognized as a best-in-class employer by Catalyst, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc, Out & Equal, and Fortune Magazine.


Prior to joining PwC, Jennifer was a senior consultant at Catalyst where she advised a diverse group of Fortune 500 clients, among them PricewaterhouseCoopers.  From 2007-2009, she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School and in 2008 she received the Crossing Borders Award from the Feminist Press.  She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Council for Research on Women.  Ms. Allyn is a graduate of Brown University and earned her Master's degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.