Jen Bawden
Author, Philanthropist & Serial Social Entrepreneur, Bawden Capital (SFO)

Jen Bawden is a best-selling author, speaker, philanthropist and serial social entrepreneur passionate about disruptive technologies that propel humanity forward. With a decade of experience in Homeland Security technology solutions, Jen co-founded, invested in and helped build a Dept. of Homeland Security Anti-Terrorism Technology company, co-founded by the U.S. Department of Energy funded by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office to develop and deploy technologies to protect global infrastructure from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack. The company’s award winning sensor technology was built to protect seaports, borders and critical infrastructure. One of her current companies is building next-generation, high-capacity, environmentally friendly batteries that last 40 + years, charge in minutes not hours with an energy density of 4x Lithium operating up to 500 volts or more. She is a former advisory board member of an oncology company that won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan award for the best pancreatic cancer diagnosis and treatment company. In 1999 and 2000 she was a managing director of a NYC technology investment bank.

Jen is passionate about macroeconomic risks, securing the grid and global trends. In early ’07 speeches and as editor of the Contrarian Consensus she was one of the first voices to warn of a coming crash of 1929 proportions and to forecast gold’s rise above $1,000. She’s a contributing author at Seeking Alpha (a popular financial news site) and with her bestselling motivational guide for young women in print for 15 years published by Penguin Putnam she spoke on ABC, CBS, CTV, FOX, CNBC, MSBC & Report on Business TV among others. She is a member of several leading think tanks including: The Aspen Institute, TED, The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, The Task Force on National and Homeland Security, Renaissance Weekend, Summit Series and the Secure The Grid Coalition.