Jennifer Ihegword

Mattel, Inc

Director of Data Privacy

Jennifer is the Director of Data Privacy at Mattel, where she is the head of the Privacy Office in Mattel’s technology organization. There, she leads global technology and operations initiatives to implement privacy and data protection safeguards across the organization. She is instrumental in ensuring privacy is at the forefront of design of all Mattel toys and products and is a key tenet to the value proposition offered to customers.

Prior to this role, Jennifer was in management consulting, working with senior leadership of some of the largest media & entertainment, communications, and technology companies in the world, to create and refine their Big Data and general data governance programs. She additionally worked on many marketing and analytics projects, helping her to develop a well-rounded approach to, and further bolster her interest in, data privacy.

Jennifer graduated from THE University of Texas at Austin with both a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Radio, Television, and Film. She received her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She has always had major interest in technology, and the intersection of it and children’s play and development. She is also passionate about inspiring Black girls to use their voices in innovative and creative ways, including in technology.