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In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy is joined by Kenzie Ferguson, Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California. Kenzie shares her unconventional career journey into the corporate world, how she navigated being one of the only women at a male-dominated tech company, and how her willingness to learn and try new things brought her to where she is today.
[Recorded on October 19, 2021]
Kenzie Ferguson is Vice President of Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility for Delta Dental of California. Kenzie provides strategic vision and direction to Delta Dental’s charitable and philanthropic giving, community service and associated CSR programs in conjunction with the enterprise’s mission of advancing dental health and access to care through exceptional dental benefits, service, technology and professional support.
Kenzie brings to Delta Dental of California more than a decade of experience managing corporate giving and CSR programs. She built TE Connectivity’s CSR department, which coordinated the extensive environmental, safety, workplace, governance and community-related programs within the company. Under Ferguson’s leadership, TE Connectivity signed on to the United Nations Global Compact, was recognized by Newsweek in its Top 100 Green Rankings, donated millions of dollars to a variety of in-need organizations throughout the world and achieved a listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America. Most recently, she has been consulting with nonprofits and women-owned small businesses in Morocco and France.
Kenzie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Master of Business Administration degree from Nyenrode University, and is a PhD student at the International School of Business in Paris.