Entrepreneur, operator and leader, Jody Rose is the President of Hack.Diversity, the foundation arm of New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA), which she co-founded in 2016. Jody has held executive-level roles with both enterprise corporations and lean startups – including Blueprint NYC, an event production agency based in New York, Boston-based micro-location mobile marketing platform, Swirl Networks, Boston-based Rue Gilt Groupe, MTV Networks, The Food Network, and HGTV.
Jody serves on the Board of Directors of Cambridge Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATC), and recently served on Eastern Bank’s Board of Corporators. She is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Forum, The Boston Foundation’s Innovation Economy Leadership Council and serves on the Board of Advisors for MassChallenge. In 2016 Jody received an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from Mount Ida College, was named by The Boston Business Journal as a member of The BBJ’s Power 50: The Game Changers, and was the 2017 recipient of the Ad Club’s Rosoff Award for visionary empowerment of diversity. In 2018 Jody received uAspire’s First One award and was recognized by Boston Magazine as one of The 100 most influential people in Boston. In 2019 Jody received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and was again recognized by Boston Magazine as one of The 100 most influential people in Boston in 2020. A native New Yorker, Jody resides in The Greater Boston area with her husband, son and daughter.