Jenn Steinfeld

Jenn Steinfeld is the Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development with the Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities (NLC), overseeing its programs to help cities build more inclusive economies and more robust civic engagement through a racial justice lens. Steinfeld joined NLC from the Providence, Rhode Island, having served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Opportunity. She was a founder of Marriage Equality Rhode Island and helped steward the organization for more than a decade. For this work, Steinfeld was named a Rhode Island Monthly Mover and Shaker in 2006 and awarded the inaugural Julie Pell Empowerment Award for Social Change and Civic Engagement from the Equity Action fund at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2010. She also led successful statewide campaigns to: add gender identity and expression to the state civil rights bill (2001); “ban the box” asking about felony convictions on job applications (2006); and provide reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant employees (2015). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Brown University and a Master’s degree in Mindfulness Studies and Contemplative Neuroscience from Lesley University.