Women of Innovation - Jenny Dearborn
Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer and VP of Cloud Talent Success at SuccessFactors, an SAP Company, is the leading provider of cloud-based business execution software that helps companies of all sizes improve strategic alignment, increase efficiency and productivity, and accelerate results.
is responsible for learning and development of internal employees a well as training and certification for external partners and customers.
Jenny is also on the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Board of Directors.
Prior to SuccessFactors, Jenny spent six years at Sun Microsystems where she was the Chief Learning Officer.
She also spent eight years at Hewlett-Packard in the following positions, Learning & Development Executive for Global Technology Services, for Global Sales & Enterprise Marketing, and for Corporate Learning Strategy.
was the recipient of the YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women in Industry Leadership Award for 2013.
Attributes of Success
attributes the following to her
Loving what she
does for a living
learned the price of business foresight after learning that employee lay offs could have been avoided with business foresight
Don't ignore the power of lateral positioning.
In other words, moving laterally to other positions within a company may lead to more opportunities to move up later.
It is okay to start slow
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