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Jodi@jbnorgaardenterprises.com

 

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“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.”

Gretchen Carlson

Journalist, Advocate, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Speaking Topics

Presentations can be tailored to meet group needs based on audience objectives.

Jodi Norgaard keynote speaker Beyond Mainstream
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.

"My favorite thing about girl power is that over time it turns into woman power." - Cleo Wade

Persistence:
the power to create change
Jodi Norgaard keynote speaker Beyond Mainstream

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.

“I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.” - B. Smith

Stronger Together:
Women Supporting Women

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.

"One woman can make a difference, but together we can rock the world" -Anonymous

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.

"You can't give up! If you give up, you're like everybody else" - Chris Evert

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.

"Without the full participation of women, we have a world that has one eye covered in trying to see the full picture". -Leymah Gbowee