Public Partnerships and Private Parts
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
In their own careers and together, Jenna Arnold and Anjali Kumar epitomize the potential of public-private as well as for- and non-profit partnerships to disrupt entire industries. From creating awareness-raising film content on global social issues with the United Nations, to launching ORGANIZE, a startup conquering the organ shortage with the resources of state and federal governments, Jenna is the queen of tackling large scale systemic inefficacy through targeted innovative intervention. Anjali, on the other hand, has mastered the art of symbiotic scaling between private enterprise and non-profits, having amassed a wealth of experience in the field as Senior Counsel at Google as well as General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker. The two will discuss the ways in which innovators can draw on the strengths of other sectors to advance their social vision, as well as the challenges of growing alongside an operationally divergent partner organization.
General Counsel/ Head of Social Innovation
Jenna Arnold is the co-founder of ORGANIZE, a non-profit leveraging technology, open-data, and behavioral economics to increase the amount of organ donations in the US. ORGANIZE has been called by ...Show the rest
Jenna Arnold is the co-founder of ORGANIZE, a non-profit leveraging technology, open-data, and behavioral economics to increase the amount of organ donations in the US. ORGANIZE has been called by FastCompany “the non-profit to end the organ shortage”, named 35 Under 35 by INC Magazine and considered one of the top health tech companies of 2014 by O Magazine.
Previously, Jenna founded PressPlay, a boutique content creation firm that comes up with cool ways to make people give a sh*t. She created and sold television shows (MTV, Showtime) and strategically advised brands, 501C3s and governments on cause marketing and activation.
Jenna was the youngest American to work at the United Nations where she created multi-platform programming that co-branded the UN with Fortune 500 companies, reputable celebrities and international institutions. Jenna has taught in 13 countries with a laser focus on citizenship education, traveled to over 35, and has authored 15 different curricula.Hide the rest