Jen Gurecki founded Zawadisha, the organization that receives 100% of proceeds from the Women As Change Makers Summit. Zawadisha is a social enterprise whose mission is to provide small loans to rural Kenyan women to finance their livelihoods. #investinwomen
She also is the co-founder and CEO of Coalition Snow, a women’s outdoor equipment and apparel company designed to deconstruct the status quo. Simply stated, Coalition makes women’s skis and snowboards that don’t suck. #sisterhoodofshred
Jen has a master’s degree from Prescott College and dropped out of their PhD program when she realized that being a CEO was more productive than being a grad student. She spends her evenings recording the podcast Juicy Bits and recovering from her 70-day cycling trip across Africa (where the idea for Scout Magazine was born). She was recently featured on the CNBC show Adventure Capitalists where she turned down a $1 million offer from Bode Miller, and she is a seasoned public speaker who delivered a TEDx talk in January 2016.