“Jodi’s determination to change stereotypes has always inspired me because I can see myself and my own daughter in her experience. As part of my Be Fierce Summit and Be Fierce book, she shared her experiences of gender inequality and her fight to create change with authenticity and passion. Jodi’s advocacy of female empowerment, girl empowerment and gender equality is apparent as she speaks of her entrepreneurial journey and challenging the status quo.”
Journalist, Advocate, New York Times Best-Selling Author
Please note: All of Jodi's Speaking Topics can be presented virtually.
Presentations can be tailored to meet group needs based on audience objectives.
PERSISTENCE: THE POWER TO CREATE CHANGE
In this presentation, Jodi shares her “aha moment” and discusses what she never anticipated while launching a socially responsible product; the long road ahead of her, the hard battle she would fight and learning that her persistence, determination, and passion would serve her well. Jodi knows you don’t need to be a genius, have unlimited resources, or a giant team to create change and she encourages participants to take their best idea, step over fear, find courage, tap into their passion and persist when it becomes difficult.
“Her story is testimony to the dynamic power of persistence and determination to challenge life obstacles. Her passion is contagious and inspiring.”
Beyond Mainstream: Creating Change with a Mission-Driven Company
Hear Jodi’s entrepreneurial journey of challenging the status quo, achieving goals, and becoming a leader in breaking gender stereotypes. In this presentation, Jodi discusses how to market for social good and the necessary combination of passion, determination, perseverance and grit needed to create change while running a successful business. Initially industry leaders dismissed her product because a sports doll was not mainstream. “Girls want fashion dolls,” she heard, over and over. Jodi was not convinced and knew mainstream ideas never create change. By 2015, she made significant strides and her product was launched in Walmart stores.
“The audience absolutely loved her down-to-earth style, witty-intelligence and most importantly, her story of how she came to be a successful entrepreneur.”
WOMEN LEADING THE WAY:
ON A MISSION TO CREATE CHANGE
In this powerful presentation, Jodi speaks on the value and benefit of women supporting women in business and in life. She brings awareness to the stereotypes imposed upon women and the steps needed to eliminate them from our culture, so women can rise together. She shares her entrepreneurial experience and the mentors who helped her succeed through guidance, kindness, and support. Jodi offers strategies for women to get behind each other and provides examples of what the power of being a woman really looks like.
“As an advocate for the advancement of women as leaders both professionally and personally, Jodi inspires and uplifts and is a true hero in her own right."
The Importance of Empowering Girls:
If She Can See It, She Can Be It
In this presentation Jodi empowers girls to realize their full potential. Research shows interests, ambitions, and skills can be shaped early on by media and toys, influencing everything from subjects they choose to study to the careers they ultimately pursue. Jodi inspires girls to break free from stereotypes and embrace their unique strengths and assertiveness.
Her advocacy of female empowerment, girl empowerment, and gender equality is fierce.”
The Power of STEAM:
Bringing an Idea to Life
What does STEAM have to do with creating a business? Everything! Jodi encourages participants to develop their talents, build their knowledge, and pursue their passions without limits. From rough draft to a finished product, Jodi speaks on the importance of science, technology, engineering, art and math and how they were instrumental in creating the Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls. This topic allows audiences to understand what STEAM can look like outside the classroom.
“She truly is an unstoppable force, and her insights are invaluable.”