Parris is a Board member of the Women@Audible Impact Group and the Lead for the group’s Global Membership & Engagement Committee. She has worked with Cornerstone, a hiring initiative Audible created in partnership with the city of Newark. Working as an Ambassador she engaged with a local job resource group to identify and support candidates from the community including college students, recent graduates, and those with work experience, but lacked some skills employers seek. Parris also volunteers as a Leadership Coach with Braven, a nonprofit founded with a mission to empower first-generation minority college students, where she assisted many of the young women, beyond the Braven program. Parris is a proud member of Eureka Grand Chapter Prince Hall Order Eastern Star, Inc., State of New York, Alpha Chapter No.1. This organization prides itself on serving communities with charitable events, especially for women and children, all while uplifting women in achievement.
Jennifer was on the Leadership Board for Girl Develop It Boston thru 2019 and continues to be very active with the Women/Girls in Tech Community. She organized a 3-day Hackathon hosted at Audible and has established a relationship between Audible and Resilient Coders, a nonprofit that trains people of color for careers as software engineers. In 2019, Jennifer advocated for establishing an Ally Group at Audible and as part of the pilot has held monthly meetings and worked with HR to create a roadmap for diversity initiatives and for holding the company accountable on D&I ambitions. The group’s advocacy led to their latest class of interns having majority women for the first time. Jennifer is a co-lead for Amazon Web Services Boston Meetup group and leverages her position to lead by example and inspire greater female membership.