The 6th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: "Don't Hold Back"

Friday, March 7th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

Keynote Speakers

Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez, Director of Corporate Citizenship Programs, Accenture

Lisa Neuberger-Fernandez is Accenture’s Director of Corporate Citizenship Programs responsible for defining and driving measurable results of Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship strategy in the areas of community investment, environmental stewardship and transparency on non-financial performance. She has worked in sustainability since 2007 when she led a seventy-five person team of Accenture volunteers to win first place in the Net Impact Green Challenge competition. She subsequently became the company’s first US Eco Lead and a Sustainability Business Development lead driving top and bottom-line value for Accenture’s Communications & High Tech (CHT) clients through green data centers, sustainable supply chains, green product innovation and cleantech strategies.

Prior to that, she spent ten years as a strategy consultant with Accenture, developing and implementing business strategies and performance management frameworks with clients in diverse sectors including government, nonprofit, communications & high tech, and financial services.  Over the ten years she also played intrapreneurial roles managing teams that launched social innovations such as a nonprofit consulting organization (, a patented Public Service Value ROI model that formed the basis of an Accenture think tank and consulting practice area, and the company’s US Eco program. Lisa has direct public sector experience from working at the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the OECD, and graduate degrees from Wharton Business School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.


Jenna Fournel, Director of Teaching and Learning, Center for Inspired Teaching

Jenna Fournel is the Director of Teaching and Learning at Center for Inspired Teaching, an organization that is building a better school experience for children through transformative professional development for teachers. In this role she is currently developing new strategies for scaling the work of Inspired Teaching through the design and execution of school system-wide programs with the ultimate goal of empowering teachers to be changmakers. In other roles at Inspired Teaching, Jenna has directed whole-school partnerships, external and internal communications, trainer development, alumni cultivation, the creation of curriculum using the Common Core State Standards and Literacy Design Collaborative tools, and provided consultation for the Inspired Teacher Certification Program and the Inspired Teaching Demonstration School.  

Jenna’s career in education has included teaching high school English in rural North Carolina, providing strategic communications for Local School Councils in Chicago Public Schools, managing civic education programs for gifted and talented youth through Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins, and implementation planning with the Center for Applied Special Technologies for the Universal Design for Learning framework.  Jenna is also a visual artist whose work explores the relationship between nature and the meaning people derive from it. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her greatest sources of inspiration: her husband and two young boys.