Episode 256: The Sins of Arrogance and Stupidity are now Visited Upon the Children with Jennifer Sey
Jennifer spent close to 23 years at Levi Strauss & Co., holding a variety of leadership positions. She began in 1999 as an entry level marketing assistant and became the Global Brand President in 2020, the first woman to hold this post.
As a child, Jen led an intense life of dedication, challenge and competition. She won the U.S. National Gymnastics Championship title in 1986, less than one year after having suffered a devastating injury at the 1985 World Championships.
In 2008, Sey released a memoir, “Chalked Up,” a New York Times E-Book Best Seller detailing her triumphs and struggles within the world of competitive gymnastics.
In 2020, with the release of “Athlete A”, an award-winning documentary on Netflix laying bare the abuses in the Olympic movement, Jen added Emmy winning Producer to her list of credits.
In 2020 Jennifer spoke out about the harms to children from school closures during the pandemic. Her calls to prioritize children went against the mainstream narrative and she faced pressure from the company she had committed more than two decades of her life to to stay quiet. After 28 years in the corporate world, Jennifer Sey left it all to speak her mind.
Now she’s doing just that. She has a book coming out in November 2022. The memoir will focus on what it’s like to be a woman in newly “woke” corporate America.
In addition to the book and this newsletter, she is producing and directing a feature-length documentary film that focuses on the impact to children from school closures and other restrictions during the pandemic.
Jennifer may have lost her job but she kept her voice, and she aims to use it.