Co-Founder & Managing Director
Jody Shipper is a nationally-recognized subject-matter expert with more than 20 years of experience in Title IX and related fields. She is known for her insight into best-in-class programming, policies, and community outreach aimed at addressing sexual misconduct on campus. She lectures extensively at universities and conferences throughout the U.S. on Title IX, VAWA, harassment, and implementation of best and emerging practices. Jody also co-founded Project IX in 2014, a nonprofit focused on Title IX-related services to schools with a mission to provide effective solutions for preventing and responding to sexual violence.
Jody was selected as the systemwide director for Title IX/VAWA/Clery and sexual assault/sexual violence compliance for the University of California in 2015. Prior to that, she served for 11 years as executive director of the Office of Equity and Diversity at a medium sized private research university where she also held the post of chief Title IX administrator. In these roles, she provided direct, hands-on experience in the fields of Title IX, civil rights, employment law, and workplace and academic investigations. Her responsibilities included focusing on diversity efforts, sexual assault prevention and training, affirmative action, and protecting minors on campus.
Previously, Jody served as outside counsel to businesses and nonprofits in California, litigating employment and education matters before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies.
Jody received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is FETI certified and is the author of the comprehensive reference manual Workplace Investigations: The HR Manager’s Step-by-Step Guide. Jody was also a founding board member of the California Association of Workplace Investigations (now AWI).