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 empowerment and entrepreneurship for the U.S. State Department, which recently sent her on a tour through India to get people fired up for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

When she’s not speaking on a stage, Jennifer’s time is devoted to IMPERIA™, the global innovation incubator she created to join women from 195 countries in one conversation about empowerment, resilience, and leadership. IMPERIA is the next evolution of The Concordia Project, launched in 2015 during Jennifer’s closing keynote at Harvard’s Women in Business Week.

Jennifer’s leadership coaching has benefited women around the world, including the winner of the $1M WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals. She has also trained founders to pitch at incubators like t-Hub (India’s biggest incubator), 1776, and the Center for Social Innovation in NYC.

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). 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)