Jenn  Donahue

Jenn Donahue

Jenn Donahue is a leadership coach, engineer, and entrepreneur with 25 years as a member of the U.S. Navy. As founder of JL Donahue Engineering—a globally recognized boutique seismic analysis and engineering firm—Donahue has worked with a wide-range of clients, including PG&E, Duke Energy, National Chevron Phillips, the city of Anchorage, The Tennessee Valley Authority, and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

Over the course of her career, Donahue has led operations around the globe—from building a bridge in the middle of an Iraqi war zone to constructing combat outposts in deserts filled with insurgents. Known as the “Earthquake Doc,” Donahue successfully spearheaded earthquake and tsunami reconnaissance missions in Samoa and Japan, designed the seismic plans for a bridge over the Panama Canal, and has served as the seismology expert at five nuclear power plants.

Donahue has served on professional boards such as EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) and USGS (United States Geological Survey) and is a lecturer at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

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Jenn Donahue joins Jim Blasingame to report on her appraisal of how women have earned the right to pursue careers in those that were historically dominated by males, including how to act in those scenarios.
Jenn Donahue joins Jim Blasingame to reveal her method for being successful as a leader in male-dominated fields, and how she mentors other young women who want to pursue STEM careers.
Jenn Donahue joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how she didn’t let being a woman prevent her from being successful in global engineering, male-dominated military pursuits.