Jennifer Gootman

Director, Social Consciousness and Innovation, West Elm

Jennifer Gootman is the Director of Social Consciousness & Innovation at West Elm where she oversees the brand’s commitments to increase sourcing from artisans, supply chain transparency, and sustainability. Jennifer has more than ten years experience working with economic development and arts-focused nonprofits and social enterprises in New York, Nicaragua, and India and is thrilled to be part of a company that is committed to using its purchasing power to create social, economic, and environmental change. She has been invited to present her work at the Aspen Institute, United Nations, Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference, Fair Trade Federation Conference, NYU Stern Women in Business Conference, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Pratt Institute.