Jennifer Green Godette

Jennifer Green Godette is a Diversity & Inclusion Marketing Leader at Cognizant.  She leverages her extensive marketing experience in campaign management, digital marketing, strategic partnerships and executive events to promote and expand diversity and inclusion at Cognizant and with our clients and partners. Jennifer’s background includes marketing technology services to retailers, consumer goods and travel and hospitality companies for Cognizant, marketing B2B software for IBM, and working as an architect and construction manager for the U.S. Department of Defense.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in architectural design from the University of Virginia, and completed her MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  She can be reached at or

Black People Need Allies, Too

As a diversity and inclusion (D&I) leader at Cognizant, I’m always planning for the next big D&I event. June, for instance, is filled with many Pride celebrations, virtual and otherwise. But instead of seeing coverage of upcoming LGBTQ+ Pride celebrations, I’m watching news coverage and having conversations with friends and family members about the senseless deaths of […]

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What We Can Learn from Beyoncé about Being Authentic in the Workplace

When Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run II” stadium tour swung through Texas, I was lucky enough to snag a ticket. It wasn’t my first Beyoncé concert, but it was the most memorable. Why? The audience experienced the real Beyoncé. Always a phenomenal performer, Bey has raised the bar even higher with songs that […]

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