Jennifer Li Shen

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

Jennifer Li Shen holds an undying belief in our democracy, and cares most about making strategy real in the pursuit of lasting social change.  She brings over 20 years of consulting experience to her role as Co-founder and Senior Partner of Blue Garnet, a social purpose company that helps to transform organizations from good enough to truly great.

Jennifer is comfortable pushing for innovation and asking the tough questions, and channels her inner maximizer to realize the potential in others and help them succeed. She enjoys helping clients create clarity on answering “So What?” – defining tangible success and impact and the “secret sauce” of each client to deliver on mission. Previously, Jennifer served Fortune 500 clients as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group, where she developed and implemented business and market strategies, and organizational change. She has also worked at TCC Group and The Fannie Mae Foundation.

Jennifer serves as a board member of ExED and is a Founding Partner and former board director of Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. She has served on the Social Impact Exchange Contributions Review Team and the Terry McAdams Book Award Committee, and is a member of the American Evaluation Association. As adjunct faculty, she co-taught “Impact Thinking, Measurement and Evaluation” at Pepperdine University’s Masters program in Social Entrepreneurship and Change. Jennifer holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA in Political Science with concentration in Public Policy from Swarthmore College. As a loving wife and mother, she lives life to the fullest, and always strives to catalyze social change to create impact.

Jennifer can be reached by phone at (310) 439-1930