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Jennie is a leading consultant, speaker, entrepreneur and mentor who is deeply passionate about the intersection of digital technology and social good. Following the completion of her Master's degree in International Law and Public Policy from The American University of Paris and Oxford University, Jennie worked for an established West Coast advertising agency on the build-out of their digital marketing department. Her client portfolio included T-Mobile, Amazon, Susan G. Komen, Acer and Microsoft, among other leading companies.
After leaving agency life behind, Jennie landed her first role as a Director of Marketing at the age of 25. She spearheaded several initiatives across the company, which ultimately landed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. She has spent time living and working in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. with Fortune 100 companies, startups, NGOs, advertising agencies, and social enterprises.
Whether she’s working on a multi-government peace initiative in Myanmar or helping up-and-coming companies in Texas grow, Jennie makes it her goal to lead with passion and energy.
Outside of consulting, Jennie has been fortunate enough to speak, teach and mentor around the world over the past 12 months:
- Traveled to Cairo as a delegate for the U.S. State Department's Professional Fellows Program, where she spoke and held workshops at several incubators for Egyptian entrepreneurs
- Presented on the use of technology and communications in the peacebuilding process at ICT4D 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya
- Was selected as a United Nations Blogger Fellow for the Social Good Summit in New York
- Was chosen as a mentor for the National Diamond Challenge for Young Entrepreneurs
- Hosted a workshop in Washington, D.C. for social entrepreneurs as part of MakeSense's launch in the United States
- Presented on growing and scaling a startup as part of DCWW's Women's Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Soon after graduating early (and at the top of her class), Claire accepted a position in New York City working for a joint startup between American Express and vente-privee. While there, Claire worked as a brand ambassador and community manager. Soon after, Claire landed a freelance writing job covering pop culture and social justice for MTV, where she put her skills to the test by writing hundreds of articles for a global audience. She spent her years with MTV interviewing and writing about celebrities, CEOs, and activists who dedicated their lives to changing the world.
Claire was later recruited by To Write Love on Her Arms, one of the nation's leading mental health nonprofits, and has served as their Editor for the past three years. During her time working at TWLOHA, she has worked with more than 125 writers and helped manage the organization's 2.1 million followers across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Most recently, Claire completed a prestigious fellowship with Upworthy, one of the fastest-growing media companies in the world. Her words have also appeared over at Marie Claire and Racked.
Claire is in her element when she can tweet, talk, and laugh about the things that inspire people to take action. Her endgame is simple: to help good people tell better stories.
In the past year, Claire has spent a lot of time online, including that time when she:
- Wrote about the the future of television in the wake of Trump's election for Marie Claire
- Worked as an Editorial Fellow for Upworthy, where she edited and published several articles about things like the benefits of laughing at horrible things and a graffiti artist that has the support of the local Parks and Rec team
- Was featured on the Babes Who Hustle site, an online community for working women to connect and empower one another across all industries, professions, backgrounds, and locations
- Shared the one purchase she'd recommend to Racked's readers