Jennifer Couldrey

Executive Director, Upside Foundation

Jen Couldrey is passionate about business as a catalyst for social impact. She is widely known and respected in the Canadian tech community as a champion of social responsibility. As the Executive Director of The Upside Foundation, Jen works with founders of scaling companies across Canada who want to make a difference in the world, enabling donations of equity: over 300 companies have donated equity for charity, resulting so far in $1.3M in donations. Prior to this she worked in corporate social responsibility at SiMPACT Strategy Group and Human Capital Consulting at Deloitte. Jen has a business degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University. She serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors at Future Possibilities for Kids, on the #Tech4SickKids Advisory Council, and on the Western Entrepreneurship Strategy Advisory Board. Jen has been recognized as one of the Top 30 Women Making a Difference in Tech by Ryerson DMZ, as a Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 Sustainability Leader, and as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.