Jen Johnson

Head of Operations

I believe in transformation. As far back as I can remember, I have been driven by the pursuit of transformation be it personal, human, organizational, or global.

Born and raised in the USA, I studied in Spain, lived and worked in India, and am now based in Finland. I am passionate about creating the possibility for people and organizations to thrive.

While many associate "process" with "bureaucracy", the word excites me because I believe that with the most efficient, effective, and meaningful procedures in place, an organization or team can be freed to focus on the content of their work. In this, they have unlimited ability to make a lasting impact in their field.

Previously, I spent 10 years developing and directing international education programs, including a social good startup that started in Bangalore and grew to serve 7 metropolitan areas pan-India. Most recently, I coached entrepreneurship, internationalization and growth at the local university and, when I'm not cultivating people and processes at Sonder, I continue to practice as a life and leadership coach for female entrepreneurs and women in leadership.

I am so very aligned with Sonder's mission, vision, and values. The opportunity to work with and learn from a team of people that are grounded in learning, courage, fairness, and humanity is rare, and I look forward to seeing what we create together.