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2021 40 Under Forty: Jenny Gaffney

Jenny Gaffney is a Senior Project Manager for Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment leading processes for all of ESPN Digital, which reaches over 100 million users every month. Gaffney is on Disney’s Women + Tech leadership team and served on the ESPN+ launch team.

She has an MBA and advanced business certificates in both human resource management and project management from the University of Connecticut. She has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Cumberland University.

Four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty:

Project Management Lead for ESPN Digital, responsible for setting and leading processes for the software development of all things sports.

Internal Operations Lead for all of Disney’s Women in Tech group. Previous co-lead for the ESPN Women in Tech Board.

2020 and 2018 Connecticut Women of Innovation Finalist in the Large Business Innovation & Leadership Category.

Won Cumberland University’s 2020 Rising Phoenix Award, celebrating young alumni who display outstanding leadership qualities and exceptional career achievements.

What’s been your biggest professional/work accomplishment so far in your career?

Serving as Release Coordinator for the ESPN+ launch was the most exciting night of my career. It was the culmination of over a year’s worth of intense software development where I worked as a program manager leading several product verticals from inception through launch.

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