Martha Carney, Executive Director of ConVerge was born to be an entrepreneur. Her career spans innovation and new product development within the pharmaceutical and energy industries. In between corporate leadership positions and raising 3 children with her husband John, she launched and sold two Naperville startups – one a 10-year lifestyle business called The Golden Pear and a second as CEO of Outsourced Innovation, a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) in field research on clean technologies. She is experienced as adjunct faculty of entrepreneurship and advocates for woman in leadership roles by mentoring to cultivate confidence, especially in STEM fields.
Mentor and Executive Director