Angela Jackson


Future Forward + Harvard University

Dr. Angela Jackson is an entrepreneur and thought leader who partners with policymakers, Fortune 100 executives and impact-investors on the future of work. She’s the founder of Future Forward Strategies, a labor market intelligence, design and impact investing firm. Dr. Jackson is also a lecturer on entrepreneurship in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her previous roles include chief investment officer at Kapor Enterprises and a managing partner at New Profit. In 2008, she founded the Global Language Project, which advocates for expanding K-12 language programs. Dr. Jackson has been a senior advisor to over 100 workforce EdTech startup organizations using her deep domain expertise to transform portfolio company's talent and sales functions in order to drive growth, scale and liquidity events. She works with executive teams to connect social impact outcomes to broader business goals, proving that business is a critical platform for change. Dr. Jackson currently serves as a board member and advisor to several private and nonprofit boards including: Arena Analytics, Guild Education, Freedom Learning Group, Beyond 12 and Education Design Lab.Dr. Jackson is passionate about modernizing the public education to career system and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women, veterans and people living in disinvested communities.