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Jennifer Vasquez is entering her third season with the Golden State Warriors as vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), bringing over fifteen years of DEI experience to the franchise. In her role, Vasquez is responsible for the company’s DEI training and collaboration on strategic recruiting and hiring practices through a DEI lens. Additionally, she leads the franchise’s established DEI Council and the ecosystem of employee resource groups.
Prior, Vasquez led Amgen’s global diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts, integrating a DEI lens to the employee experience and organizational design. With almost two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, her successful initiatives have focused on bringing fundamental and transformative changes to organizations to embed equity and inclusionary practices in corporate and political structures. Vazquez’s experience, ranging from grassroots level to large global matrix organizations, brings a unique educational and data-driven lens to building communities of practice for equitable solutions.
Vasquez earned a dual bachelor’s in international relations and government from George Mason University. She holds her master’s in intercultural studies with a concentration in education and development, and an MBA from Florida International University. Vasquez also holds a Diversity and Inclusion certification from Cornell University.
In 2021, Vasquez was recognized as a Diversity Global Top 15 Diversity Champion, a DEI Advocate of the Year for California from the National Diversity Council, and was featured as a DiversityComm Wonder Woman. She has published articles for Guerrero Media, DiversityComm, and HISPANIC Network Magazine and has been a speaker at over twenty conferences nationally and globally.