Jackie Rotman works at the intersections of business, sexual wellness, tech/sextech, and gender equality. She is in the process of launching Center for Intimacy Justice, an advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equal rules in business that treat women's sexual wellness products as equally important to men's.
Jackie has also worked on sextech investments -- in sex education and in contraception technology -- while working in venture capital with XSeed Capital and in women's health investing with Rhia Ventures (formerly called Reproductive Health Investors Alliance) and Tara Health Foundation.
Previously, Jackie founded and nationally expanded Everybody Dance Now! (EDN!), which uses the popularity and cultural history of hip hop dance to close opportunity gaps for low-income youth and communities of color. Jackie founded EDN! at age 14 (serving as Executive Director for over a decade and then Board Chair for another four years.) EDN! has served more than 20,000 youth and currently offers programs in over 20 cities.
From 2014 to 2016, Jackie headed Spark, a US-based Millennial philanthropic network focused on women and girls’ empowerment. Prior to that, she worked at The Bridgespan Group, where she helped the leaders of foundations and nonprofits such as Gates Foundation to accelerate their impact.
Jackie was the first nonprofit founder in StartX and has been recognized as one of Glamour Magazine's Top Ten College Women, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce’s Young Businessperson of the Year, and a Google Zeitgeist Young Mind. Her work has also been featured in MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, LA Times, Family Circle Magazine, CBS, and more.
Jackie has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is soon completing her MPA at Harvard Kennedy School. She obtained her BA with University Distinction from Stanford, studying public policy.