Jennifer Iannolo is an engaging, global speaker who has inspired young women from undergraduates at Harvard University to activists in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is a featured speaker for the U.S. Department of State on women’s entrepreneurship, and just returned from a tour of India, where her mission was to get aspiring and current business owners fired up about the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.
As the founder of The Concordia Project, Jennifer brings a new viewpoint to the concept of empowerment that is not only universal, but also ground-breaking in its approach, with a focus on her contextual model of Self-Directed Empowerment™. She recently shared insights on these issues at the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Her keynotes focus on crafting a new lens through which to see leadership, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. Her workshop on “How to Have It All” continues to fill rooms with women of all ages, and has garnered corporate sponsors including Ford Motor Company. As a lifelong entrepreneur and pioneer in digital media (she co-created the world’s first food podcast channel), Jennifer has been through just about every gauntlet an entrepreneur can face, and now does pitch-training for startups around the world, including at T-Hub, India’s biggest incubator.
She constantly strives to reframe the context about seemingly ordinary subject matter to empower us and put us in charge of the way our lives go — sometimes despite huge obstacles. Jennifer makes a strong emotional and thought-provoking connection with her audience, taking them on a journey through laughter, sometimes tears, and everything in between.