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Change Your World: How to Turn Your Passion into Impact

Girls With Impact

with CEO and founder Jennifer Openshaw

About Girls With Impact

Girls With Impact is the nation’s only live, online business and leadership program for young women. The innovative program, featured in The New York Times, is designed to train the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. It has served young women in all 50 states and in 11 countries. More information is available at https://www.girlswithimpact.org.

About the class

Do you have an idea that will change the world, but you’re not quite sure how to start making it a reality? In this live, online course, Jennifer Openshaw — a nationally-known author, Dow Jones commentator and Silicon Valley entrepreneur — will share her insights on how to bring your ideas to life and make an impact in the world. Using lessons learned from her own story — rising from a hotel maid to board-level success — Jennifer will equip you with the tools to tap into your passion, turn it into an idea, and create a mission-driven venture or project.

During class you can follow along using this worksheet, feel free to print it out or just have it up on your screen while you watch.

Meet your instructor, Jennifer Openshaw, CEO and founder of Girls with Impact

Jennifer’s passion for advancing girls stems from her own life story. At age 14, she took on her first “real” job as a motel maid while her mother worked two full-time jobs as a waitress to support the family. Jennifer has gone on to launch or build five new organizations, author three books, and provide financial tools to some half-million consumers.

Named one of the Internet’s 25 Rising Stars in 2000 for her work as CEO and founder of Women’s Financial Network, Jennifer has also held senior roles in the financial industry, including at JP Morgan Chase, served as head of the Financial Women’s Association and was a partner at Mercer, where she led the When Women Thrive research platform. She started her career in the California State Treasurer’s Office.

Jennifer is a fixture in the media. She’s appeared on Oprah and CNBC, and her roles have included “Money Expert” for KCBS-TV, host of ABC Radio’s Winning Advice, and columnist for Dow Jones’ MarketWatch. She is the author of three books: The Socially Savvy Advisor, The Millionaire Zone, and What’s Your Net Worth?, which was turned into a Public Television Show.

Jennifer holds an MBA in finance and a BA from UCLA.

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