Workplace Culture & Compliance Platform Emtrain Hires Software Leader and Inclusion Activist Odessa Jenkins as the Company’s First President

Workplace Culture & Compliance Platform Emtrain Hires Software Leader and Inclusion Activist Odessa Jenkins as the Company’s First President

Workplace Culture & Compliance Platform Emtrain Hires Software Leader and Inclusion Activist Odessa Jenkins as the Company’s First President

SAN FRANCISCO (April 14, 2021) — Emtrain, which delivers workplace culture analytics
through its online training platform to prevent bias, discrimination, harassment and ethical
lapses in the workplace, today announced it has hired Odessa (OJ) Jenkins to be the
company’s first president. Emtrain’s founder Janine Yancey will continue to serve as the
company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Emtrain, Jenkins served as Vice President of Client Success at YourCause, an
enterprise software company that enabled corporate social responsibility, where she helped
grow the team from 40 to 200 people. She also founded the Women’s National Football
Conference, a professional women’s tackle football league which has teams in 20 cities.
“OJ does not look or sound like your typical Silicon Valley executive. That’s a feature, not a
bug,“ said Yancey. “OJ is passionate about our mission to strengthen workplace culture with
stronger ethics, deeper respect and greater inclusion. She also has deep experience leading
and managing an enterprise software company: a rarity for any woman and particularly for a
woman of color.”

“I believe in the ability of companies to change the world,” Jenkins said. “I know the impact
that company culture can have on employees, their productivity, their attitude, and their own
well-being. I believe company culture is about authenticity. Emtrain is proof of this. I got to
where I am by being my absolute authentic self. I know I don’t fit the mold for the typical
president of a tech startup. For some companies that might be scary. For Emtrain, it’s

As President, Jenkins’ responsibility will be to continue to drive Emtrain’s growth as a
CultureTech company. In the last two years, Emtrain has doubled its employee count,
launched EmtrainAI, a pioneering learning and analytics platform, and published extensive
research on workplace culture based on the 25 million employee sentiment points across its
Workplace Culture Benchmark™. Recognized as one of the 250 fastest growing companies in
California by Inc. Magazine, with revenues nearly doubling between 2018 -2020, Emtrain’s
customers include leading brands such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Indeed, Genentech, Chevron,
and Glassdoor.

As Emtrain’s CEO, Yancey’s focus will be on broader company thought leadership and
developing deeper relationships with clients, partners and community members.

“OJ is an athlete and coach and is passionate about equality in women’s sports, just like she’s
passionate about equality in business.” Yancey said. “Every hire is an opportunity to
strengthen Emtrain’s social fabric and make our team more diverse and robust. I’m delighted
to bring OJ on board as our President to help us scale and make a big social impact.”

About Emtrain
Emtrain’s workplace culture platform captures the dynamics for the three social indicators of
respect, inclusion and ethics as employees take relevant, engaging compliance training
courses, and provide their sentiment to deliver unique culture analytics that drive individual
and organizational behavior change. allows you to benchmark your culture
against our global community to identify issues before they become toxic problems that
become compliance issues and destroy culture. Emtrain partners with industry experts and
uses current events to teach on topics such as sexual harassment, unconscious bias, diversity,
equity, inclusion and ethics. Emtrain’s innovative platform is used by more than 600
companies, such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Genentech, Chevron, Buzzfeed, Indeed, Degreed,
Medallia, Nerdwallet and others. Recognized by Fast Company on the “World Changing Ideas
2020” list, and named one of the 250 fastest-growing companies in California by Inc.
Magazine, Emtrain is a woman-owned and women-led company. Please visit

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