For 20 years, Jennifer Malkin has led transformational strategies to uplift people worldwide. She has directed and advised large-scale initiatives across multiple fields including corporate social responsibility, community economic development, mindfulness in business, and women’s leadership. Jennifer excels in pioneering innovative models for social impact and designing programs for scale and sustainability.
Since 2008, Jennifer has been a consultant to companies on “strategies for good,” helping non-profits, start-ups, foundations and fortune 100 companies achieve their social impact goals. Previously, she directed strategic operations at Wisdom Labs, a start-up bringing mindfulness-based practices to global 100 companies. Between 2008-2012, Jennifer was in charge of building the capability of Apple’s global supply chain to integrate responsible manufacturing into their core business practices. The programs she launched and scaled re-defined the industry’s approach to go beyond auditing in order to tackle the hardest to solve issues such as working hours, child labor, bonded labor and worker empowerment. Jennifer was also an early contributor to the micro-finance movement. From 2000-2006, she managed programming at CFED, a national non-profit promoting microenterprise and financial education in America’s most under-served inner city, rural, and Native American communities. Jennifer has a B.A in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
Her most recent passions include learning how to raise a human (her newborn daughter, Kaya Soul), and exploring collaborative leadership models that celebrate our full selves.