Jennifer is a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor with MarketShare Associates, a socially-driven global consulting firm dedicated to creating a more equitable world by facilitating better access to economic opportunities. She is also an Executive-in-Residence with Capacity Canada, supporting matching board candidates with charitable boards across Canada. Prior to her current role, Jennifer was Technical Director, Inclusive Market Systems with MEDA, and the founding Executive Director of Social Venture Partners (SVP) in Waterloo Region. Jennifer also helped establish Capacity Canada, managing the organization’s social ventures and storytelling initiatives, and worked in Sri Lanka, building the organizational capacity of the Rural Enterprise Network. She is a MSc in Sustainable Development candidate from the University of London and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and an Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management diploma from George Brown College. In addition to her board role with Strong Start, she is a board member of TalentLift Canada.
Jennifer is the Chair-Elect for the Strong Start Board of Directors.