A trailblazing thought leader, Jennifer thrives at developing and launching new solutions, new business models and innovative approaches to solving complex problems and creating new market opportunities. Uniquely positioned, Jennifer’s career spans a diverse range of high-profile leadership positions in both the private and public sectors, which has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and insight that makes it possible for her to think differently and create new ideas.
Jennifer’s professional experience includes working in the public relations department at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital, funding raising for the new Toronto opera house at the Canadian Opera Company; and business planning and fundraising at the venture capital firm Ogilvie Rothchild Inc., where she specialized in working with technology companies; and wrote a new marketing strategy for an international business consulting firm called ROCG North America.
Within the government sector, Jennifer has led economic development departments at the Region of Durham, Town of Whitby, City of Brampton and City of Vaughan, where she founded the Vaughan International Commercialization Centre being the first municipal government to open offices in Israel, Italy and China. Jennifer’s entrepreneurial experience begins with the creation of The Ingenuity Group, where she wrote business plans for technology companies going public; and the co-founding of IDEACIA ONE, which was successfully sold to Ryan LLC an international accounting firm.
Most recently Jennifer has co-founded Women Leadership Nation™, A Pozentivity Inc. Company (WLN) to help close the gender gap and better support women leaders. At WLN, Jennifer lead the creation of a holistic approach to creating a Unified Workplace™, which includes the development of a comprehensive suite of solutions such as the Unity Advisory Services, Unity Discovery Tools, and Training & Development Workshops. WLN has also invented a new Unified Workplace™ Pledge, Certification and Awards Program, designed to support organizations, while also increasing brand recognition, sharing best practices and raising awareness for increased gender equality.
Jennifer is also a founding SheEO Activator (www.SheEO.world), which is a global organization committed to establishing a $1 Billion dollar perpetual fund designed to support female lead entrepreneurs, while creating an international support network of radically collaborative women leaders.
Jennifer is the recipient of 11 marketing awards and received the Women of Distinction Award in the Business Category from the YWCA. She holds a Master Business Administration (MBA), Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership, Economic Development Certificate, professional Canadian Economic Development Ec.D. designation, Certification from the Schulich Business Incubator & Entrepreneurship Development Program, Harvard Manager Mentor Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Management, Marketing Management Certificate, is a Reiki Master, and a Certified TotalSDI™ Facilitator. Jennifer’s education is diverse having studied business, marketing, economic development, public relations, journalism, and graphic design, which is another contributor to her ability to innovate and see problems/opportunities differently.