Jennifer Iannolo is an engaging speaker who has inspired audiences from corporate headquarters at Konica Minolta to undergraduates at Harvard and activists in Kathmandu. 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 excite business owners and create buzz for the 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” has filled rooms with women of all ages, and garnered corporate sponsors including Ford Motor Company.
And 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.