Karen Henken

Adjunct Faculty, University of San Diego, Visiting Professor, CESA (Colombia), and Principle, Henken & Associates

Karen Henken’s work focuses on fostering organizational growth, social impact and system change through social innovation and entrepreneurship.

For the last 9 years, Ms. Henken has served as professor of practice and adjunct faculty at University of San Diego, teaching social innovation, design thinking, strategic management and social entrepreneurship at the Kroc School and the School of Business.  She is also visiting faculty in Colombia, working with two universities, CESA and Uniminuto. She works with regional and global social enterprises, NGOs and corporations to help them advance their success through sustainable business models and serves on several boards. For over 20 years, Ms. Henken serves as the founder and principal of Henken & Associates, helping businesses and nonprofits develop market opportunities, partnerships, growth strategies and sustainable revenue models to expand their impact. She spent 20+ years in Silicon Valley as an executive in high technology management, launching and growing international operations and partnerships for a wide range of companies from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Contact information:
Email: karen@henken.com or khenken@ucsd.edu

Cell: +1 760 271 5413