Product Manager, thredUP

Jen Wang

Speaking Session:

The Rise of Social Enterprise – Shad Canada Panel

Wednesday, June 19 @ 1:40 PM – 2:05 PM Stage B

Innovation to what end? Innovation can boost the economy and improve quality of life, but it can also cause havoc and damage the environment, produce waste and negatively impact people. With the growing popularity of social enterprise, we explore why more tech entrepreneurs are reaching for a triple bottom line.

Sarah Doyle, Director of Policy and Research at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will lead a discussion about the choice to start a tech career with social impact as the primary goal and the personal mission to create positive change. The panel will discuss the difficult process of building momentum, the need for resilience and the satisfaction that comes with success in a social enterprise. Panelists at three-stages of the startup evolution and all graduates of the Shad Canada program. Read More

Jen is a Product Manager at thredUP, an online marketplace for clothing resale whose mission is to inspire a new generation to think secondhand first. Bridging the gap between user empathy and measurable results, she leads product strategy, discovery and delivery for thredUP’s mobile and notification platforms.

With a bachelor’s from Yale in molecular biology and a PhD from Stanford focused on behavioural sciences and environmental decision-making, Jen has launched several organizations in North America, worked for international organizations such as the World Bank, and helped lead and launch a global study that benchmarked how future business leaders see environmental issues and climate change. 

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