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Jen Stark

Co-Director, Center for Business and Social Justice

Washington, D.C.

Jen is the Co-Director of the Center for Business and Social Justice. Jen is a strategy development and implementation expert at complex health and humanitarian organizations with 20+ years of experience.

Prior to joining BSR, she directed investments at the Tara Health Foundation to advance meaningful change among private sector employers on gender and racial equity, including historic progress on paid family and medical leave, reproductive health, and other workplace protections. Before working in philanthropy, she founded the corporate relations program at Planned Parenthood Federation of America to unlock advocacy, grantmaking and employee support to preserve access to reproductive healthcare nationwide. She also led the disaster fundraising unit at the American Red Cross, which included managing campaigns in response to earthquakes in Haiti and Japan as well as Hurricane Katrina. Previously, she held leadership roles at several national advocacy and direct service organizations, where she initiated private sector and workplace engagement initiatives. She is frequently cited in business press on flashpoint topics and is an advisor to  

Jen holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is based in Washington, DC with her family, where she also plays cello in a community orchestra.