Julie Hammerman

Founder and Executive Director, JLens

Speaker: Countering BDS in the Corporate and Civic Arena

Julie Hammerman is the Executive Director of JLens, an investor network that explores a Jewish lens on investing. Founded in 2012, JLens represents the Jewish community in two influential global movements - Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In 2015, with seed investments from Jewish institutions, JLens launched the $50M Jewish Advocacy Strategy to invest in the 300 most powerful companies in the US to advocate as shareholders on Jewish communal concerns - religious tolerance, Jewish social and environmental issues, and support for Israel (including combating BDS efforts to cut investor and corporate ties to Israel). 

Julie is the proud recipient of the Jewish Community Relations Council's 2018 Innovative Leadership Award, and a Wexner Foundation Heritage alum and UpStart incubator graduate. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Tufts University.