Jenn Steinfeld, Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development 

Jenn oversees NLC’s programs to help cities build more inclusive economies and more robust civic engagement through a racial justice lens. Jenn was a founder of Marriage Equality Rhode Island and helped steward the organization for more than a decade. For this work, Jenn was named a Rhode Island Monthly Mover and Shaker in 2006 and awarded the inaugural Julie Pell Empowerment Award for Social Change & Civic Engagement from the Equity Action fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. Jenn also led successful statewide campaigns to add gender identity and expression to the state civil rights bill; “ban the box” asking about felony convictions on job applications; and provide reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant employees. 

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