Attorney, Non-Profit Advisor
National Board of Directors
Jen Sweeney has served as General Counsel for several start-up companies, practiced corporate law for a large law firm, and worked in private equity and investment banking. After spending more than ten years working in the biotechnology and high-tech industries, serving in various legal, finance, and investing roles, she has now dedicated herself to working to improve educational opportunities for children, both domestically and internationally. Outside of serving on the Board for Positive Coaching Alliance, Jen serves on the board of 10,000 Degrees, an organization whose mission is to help students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college in order to positively impact their communities and the world. She serves on the Provost’s Leadership Council at the University of Notre Dame, exploring strategic priorities for the University. She is also a co-founder of One Sky Giving Circle, a network of Bay Area women dedicated to pooling resources to support, educate and empower women and girls around the world.
Jen is a staple on the sidelines of all manner of youth sports watching and cheering for her three sports-obsessed sons. She and her husband are active volunteers in local youth sports organizations, coaching and organizing and Jen serves as Vice President of their local Little League. Jen and her husband are also active with the Utah Jazz organization.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1999 with a degree in finance and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2006. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three young boys, who dream of one day being students at Notre Dame.