Lauren Jones is a staffing industry thought leader, author, podcast host and entrepreneur. She advises recruiting companies on ways to be more effective and human, and speaks frequently at events across the country. Her work on gender, equality and women's issues has been featured in numerous publications.
In addition to her research, Jones is an active advocate for social change and regularly appears in the media on behalf of a variety of clients. She is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, and has authored articles for Slate and Bloomberg News. She has also co-authored friend-of-the-court briefs in cases before the Supreme Court and appellate courts around the country.
Prior to joining AZUSA, Jones was the civil rights national counsel at the Anti-Defamation League, where she drove the organization's work on a broad range of issues, from voting rights to school-to-prison pipeline reform. She began her legal career at the Center for Family Representation, where she defended parents in abuse and neglect proceedings.
A lifelong Tennessean, Jones lives in Memphis with her husband and daughter. She loves hiking, biking and traveling, and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis Bar Association and Defense Research Institute. She is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. She is a former semi professional basketball player, playing four seasons in the prestigious Basketball Victoria High Performance program.