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YANA Webinar | Using Blockchain to Drive Social Impact

May 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Join Yale alumni experts as we explore the dynamic and rapidly-evolving facets of the social impact sector. Each session will be 1-hour: a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A

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Using Blockchain to Drive Social Impact

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Using Blockchain to Drive Social Impact — Jennifer Mitrenga, Provenance Blockchain Inc.

The promise — and potential — of blockchain to drive social impact is being widely discussed, but what is hype and what is reality?

Please join our next YANA webinar on Wednesday, January 8th to learn all about blockchain from industry expert Jennifer Mitrenga, Head of Americas for Provenance Blockchain Inc, a San Francisco-based firm that is pioneering the future of finance on blockchain.

Jennifer will explain in lucid terms how blockchain technology opens up solutions to social challenges not previously possible in areas such as:

  • Financial inclusion

  • Digital identity

  • Healthcare

This is our kickoff webinar for the New Year and one you won’t want to miss!


JENNIFER MITRENGA – Head of Americas, Provenance Blockchain Inc.

Jennifer Mitrenga Maymon is an entrepreneur, board member and impact investor in industries including global financial services, blockchain, and international development.

Jennifer serves as the Head of Americas for Provenance, the leading production blockchain for the global financial services industry. Provenance is a private, proof of stake protocol that acts as a ledger, registry and exchange for global assets and markets. Provenance is revolutionizing the way digital assets are issued, traded and accessed globally. Today, over $1B of loans have been originated, serviced, financed and securitized on Provenance. Members include global financial institutions that act as stakeholders on the blockchain. The Provenance ecosystem is actively gearing up for imminent use case applications specific to assets/funds on chain, trade finance and supply chain financing.

Previously, she served as an executive at Opportunity International, where she led new initiatives in strategy and technology across programs in over 30+ emerging market countries. Prior, she spent a decade on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs.

Jennifer is Co-Founder of Young Ambassadors for Opportunity and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors to Atma Connect. She is a member of the Council of Global Affairs. She has sat on the boards of Executive’s Club of Chicago, Teach for America and Step-Up Women’s Network and is an advisor to The Future Project and Altitude Seven.

Jennifer holds a B.A. with Highest Honors in Finance, Accounting and International Business from the University of Illinois. She has completed executive education courses at Harvard Business School, Northwestern University and Stanford University. She is currently in the process of completing her Masters in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.


May 6, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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