Jennifer combines the Pecorino-salty sass and pepper-grinder curves of Sophia Loren with the boots, cuffs, and universe-rocking crash! bang! pow! of Wonder Woman. On any given day, she might be jetting across the International Dateline to remind teenage girls that they do, in fact, run the world, or whiteboarding and game-changing in a hastily crafted updo, somewhere in a closely guarded back room at the UN. She's got plans to shake up the planet, but you're on a need-to-know basis for now.

(This version was written by a friend. It’s also my favorite version.)

Jennifer Iannolo (ya-KNOW-low) is on a mission to disrupt the way we approach empowerment.

Especially when it comes to the conversation between men and women. A lifelong entrepreneur and modern-day Renaissance woman, she shares her insights through keynote talks and workshops in venues from Harvard University to the UN, and corporate headquarters like Konica Minolta. Jennifer is a featured speaker on women’s entrepreneurship for the U.S. State Department, which recently sent her on a tour through India to get entrepreneurs fired up for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

When she’s not speaking on a stage, Jennifer’s performance coaching and growth consultancy is dedicated to developing badass women around the world, from Silicon Valley startup founders to fashion entrepreneurs in Nepal. Her adventures in the past year have included pitch training sessions with founders at t-Hub in Hyderabad, India and 1776 in Brooklyn, and private coaching with clients including the winner of the 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit funding competition.

Her social good initiative, The Concordia Project™, is a global think tank of young men and women that is taking a deeper look at what it means to be empowered, and what is missing from the conversation in cultures around the world. She shared her insights at UN Headquarters during the 61st Commission on the Status of Women.

Also a pioneer in digital content, Jennifer co-created Culinary Media Network® — the world’s first all-food podcast channel — in 2006. She’s been featured in global media from television to Bloomberg Businessweek and the Times of India, to a New York Times bestseller and the documentary Eat. Cook. Love.

While an undergraduate at NYU’s Stern School of Business, she built her second company and chaired a conference on social entrepreneurship (before it was an official major or buzzword). Today she collaborates with leaders of social impact, including the Centre for Social Innovation, UN Women, and The Good Men Project. Jennifer lives in New York City, and can be found in the ether as @foodphilosophy.


The Philosophy of Culinary Tourism
University of Vienna (2012)

The Gilded Fork: Entertaining at Home
The Gilded Fork Publishing (2009)

Food and Sensuality: A Perfect Pairing
Food & Philosophy: Eat, Think and Be Merry (Wiley 2007)

Romantic Love in Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion (Blackwell 2006)


The Go-Giver Episode 44: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
Podcast with Bob Burg and Ingrid Vandervelt (March 2017)

You Are How You Eat – Episode 1: La Dolce Vita or La Vida Loca?
Eat. Cook. Love.
CBC Documentary (September 2012)

PassionHit TV Interview (October 2012)

Fixing Food: Are Regulations the Answer?
GritTV (April 2010)

Gluten-Free for the Holidays
FOX News Radio (December 2011)

Hitting the Books
BusinessWeek Small Biz (September 2006)

GoDaddy National Television Campaign
National Television, US (2004-2005)

Secrets of the Young & Successful
New York Times Bestseller (August 2000)