EP 66: From First Food Podcast to Empowering Women: How Jennifer Iannolo Turned Hardship into a Mission

Jennifer Iannolo

Jennifer Iannolo

When Brennen and I started this podcast, we knew the topic of getting unstuck would resonate but we didn’t realize how many people would have such powerful and interesting stories that they were willing to share with us like the one from Jennifer Iannolo, whom I interviewed on our show today. She went from being in the world of luxurious food and wine and starting the FIRST food podcast to learning she had a debilitating disease that forced her to switch gears and change careers...and boy did she change careers. Check out the episode to find out how she got unstuck in a major way!

About Jennifer Iannolo

Jennifer Iannolo is a global speaker and empowerment catalyst. A lifelong entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of IMPERIA™, an innovation incubator focused on women creating social impact projects around the globe. IMPERIA brings together women from 195 countries to develop their leadership and provide a strong sense of community, with programming based on Jennifer’s methodology of Self-Directed Empowerment™, which illustrates how one can become one’s own renewable, sustainable source of power. The theory is highlighted in her recently-published empowerment manifesto, No One is Coming. Jennifer speaks on empowerment and entrepreneurship at venues from the United Nations to Harvard University, and corporate headquarters like Konica Minolta. She is also a featured speaker on women’s entrepreneurship for the U.S. State Department, which has sent her on tours throughout India and Nepal. When she’s not on stage, Jennifer is at IMPERIA’s headquarters atop the World Trade Center, where she and her team have dedicated themselves to building resilient female leaders, including the recent $1M winner of the WeWork Creator Awards Global Finals. She is also a mentor for Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation. Jennifer has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, a New York Times bestseller, and an international documentary about her former career in the world of food and wine, where she co-created the world’s first food podcast channel in 2006. Jennifer is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at NYU, and lives in NYC.

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Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

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