Karen Henken


Karen’s work focuses on fostering social impact and system change through social innovation and entrepreneurship. She recently co-founded The Supply Chain Project.org, a nonprofit focused on providing technology-based solutions  addressing sustainable supply chain needs in food systems and medical equipment products and wellness services. For the last 6 years, Ms. Henken has served as a professor of practice at University of San Diego, teaching social innovation and social entrepreneurship at the Kroc School and the School of Business. She is also a visiting professor in Colombia, working with 2 leading universities there. She works with regional and global social enterprises, NGOs and corporations to help them advance their success through sustainable business models and serves on several boards. Ms. Henken served as the founder and principal of Henken & Associates, helping businesses and nonprofits develop market opportunities, partnerships, growth strategies and sustainable revenue models to expand their impact. She spent 20+ years in Silicon Valley as an executive in high technology management, launching and growing international operations and partnerships for a wide range of companies from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.