About this event

Join Ann MacDougall (impact investor, independent board member, Athena member) and Jenn Kenning (Co-Founder and CEO of Align Impact)  in a conversation about discovering what impact you want to make in this world and where you are on your own personal impact investing journey.  And how you can better align all your assets to your mission and values. You may surprise yourself that you have already started. Impact is deeply personal to each person. In this session, we will discuss an overview of impact investing, myths and realities, how you can move the needle on what matters to you most (your WHY) and what actionable steps you can take today. You will leave more grounded in what you care about, how you can take action and what tools are out there to support you on your journey. Join us as we need EVERYONE for the world to work for all 7.8B people and the planet.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.


Ann MacDougall Independent Board Member

Ann is CEO/Co-Founder of the Dunollie Fund, a family impact investing and charitable organization. She also sits on the boards of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (a NASDAQ-traded specialty pharmaceutical company) and Atmos XR (a technology and logistics company). She was until recently the Interim Chair of Progenics Pharmaceuticals and led the board in the successful sale of the company to Lantheus Holdings. In her volunteer capacity, she sits on the Audit Committee of the Lycée Français de New York and the Advisory Boards of Equality Now, the World Resources Institute and Global Citizen Year. She is co-creator and seed funder of two writing fellowships, the Encore Public Voices Fellowship and the Public Voices on the Climate Crisis. Ms. MacDougall is the former Chief Operating Officer of Acumen Fund, a global impact investment fund focused on goods and services for low-income customers. Before joining Acumen, Ms. MacDougall had a long career as a manager/lawyer. She was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she rose through the ranks to become General Counsel of PwC-US and a member of Management Committee. She later moved to Paris to become PwC’s Global Deputy General Counsel. Ms. MacDougall holds a B.A. from Tufts University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She lives in New York City and in Gardiner NY with her husband Jules, a rescue dog and (occasionally) her two 20-something daughters. She is an avid theatre and opera-goer and also enjoys hiking, cycling, white-water rafting and cross-country skiing.

Jennifer Kenning CEO and Co-Founder

Jenn Kenning is a trailblazer, collaborator and change-maker who has quickly risen to become one of the most recognized voices in impact investing. In 2014 Jenn co-founded Align, an independent fiduciary and impact specialist that works alongside financial advisors, institutions, foundations and directly with individual clients and family offices, helping integrate impact strategies and investments into the broader wealth management strategy. A frequent speaker, moderator and guest lecturer, Jenn is committed to building the impact investing ecosystem while leading Align. Jenn was named on the “40 under 40” list by Investment News in 2014, selected for Private Asset Management’s “50 Most Influential Women in Private Wealth” in 2016, and chosen as Investment News Icon and Innovator in 2017. Jenn began her career in 2002 as a wealth manager at Aspiriant where she served also on the Board of Directions and was a partner of the firm, and left to launch Align.

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