Equal pay activist, interviewer, author, podcast host, and founder of Women of Color in the Workplace®
As an activist and a way to elevate the conversation about the pay gap impacting women of color, she founded the national initiatives, the Latinas Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project and Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project.
Through these programs, she partners with organizations that are working towards closing the pay gap, such as IWPR, The National Diversity Council, and the United State of Women.
She also hosts the podcast, Conversations for Equal Pay. Some guests include Illinois State's Attorney Kim Foxx, NJ Senator Teresa Ruiz, Marysol Castro, First Public Address Announcer for the NY Mets, and Erika Swilley, Senior Director of Community and Social Responsibility for the Detroit Pistons.
As an interviewer with over ten years of experience, Julene has recorded the stories of over 100 women leaders.
Julene is also a LEAN IN regional leader and director of the global network, LEAN IN Women of Color, which aids in the advancement and retention of women of color in leadership and high-ranking positions.
In June 2017, LEAN IN Women of Color's company discussion tool kit was launched inside the workplace of Procter and Gamble.
In 2018, Julene was honored by LEAN IN for organizing outstanding programming.
Julene's panel and speaking experience include equal pay for women and women of color, the crabs in the barrel syndrome, and building bridges and allies for women and women of color in the workplace and society.