She is a featured columnist for Smart Business Magazine, a regular guest on TV and radio shows, and a preferred keynote speaker for many corporate events including Amazon, Symantec, Ingram Micro, Cisco, RIT, VMware, Nestle, WITI, Progressive, and KeyBank.
JJ began her career designing computer infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies after graduating with a computer information systems degree in 1995. She stays involved with emerging technologies, as she is a strategic advisor to venture capitalists (VC), investment teams and executives as it relates to routes-to-market and repeatable revenue streams.
With 20 years of experience in high tech, JJ advanced from entry-level technology positions into leadership positions within Silicon Valley-based technology companies. Recently she completed eight years at VMware, where JJ focused on Datacenter Technologies: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, and SDDC.
As a business consultant to Fortune 500 company leaders, JJ, draws on her prior job experience as well as the research she conducted over several years to pen the award-winning book “The Working Woman’s GPS.” She has also published the workbook “Before You Say Yes: Getting to Your Influence and Impact Center” and was a contributing author to the book “The Confident Woman, Tapping Into Your Inner Power”.
Through her keynotes and executive sessions, JJ shares effective leadership and inclusion strategies for professional women and corporations looking to retain diverse talent. Her work with professional women & girls in STEM is featured in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal along with many other publications.
Throughout her career, JJ has made a positive impact within the technology industry.
Advance Women in the Workplace
If you are like most organizations, finding the right talent is a critical initiative. At the same time, building a diversity-inclusive team is top of mind for many executives and Boards of Directors. Therefore, organizations and leaders are looking to increase gender diversity across departments and levels while working to retain or advance women within their teams, projects, or department.
With the benefits of diversity, organizations and their leadership teams are searching for tools and techniques to maximize their efforts to positively impact customer service, sales, product development, and employee satisfaction among other business benefits.
JJ DiGeronimo, a six-time award-winning author for professional women, shares action-based strategies to retain and advance women at work. With over 20 years of experience in high-tech, JJ brings forward obstacles and solutions based on research to cultivate momentum and impact.
Join this session where we discuss your challenges and opportunities to support women within your teams, companies, and industries.Professionals who attend this session will walk away with:
• Specific examples to engage unique perspectives and increase diversity and inclusion
• Team Dynamics with a focus on Project Allocation & Contributions
• Employee Participation with a focus on Alignment, Self-Efficacy & Career Catalysts
• Future Employees with a focus on Internal Champions, Job Descriptions & Recruiting Methods
Working on Your Career and in Your Career - Accelerate Your Impact at Work & Life
In her work and travels, JJ has found that many women in business are so busy working in their careers that they do not have time to work on their careers? The sad truth is: Working hard and delivering results within your current role does not guarantee future opportunities or impact.
Of course, for some, opportunities and promotions appear; but for many, it takes more than just great results in your current role. The good news: With today’s access to information, people and groups, there are easy yet actionable strategies to elevate your relevance, brand, and sponsorships to influence and accelerate your professional goals.
Join JJ for this keynote as she shares insight and strategies reinforced by industry research to empower women at work and in life. Prioritizing the right activities will create the foundation to accelerate your future influence and impact.Take-Aways:
• Strategies to align your actions for future impact
• Techniques to identify common self-imposed boundaries
• Tools to evaluate future projects and requests
Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path
Many professional women desire more influence and impact but, often struggle to find the time and alignment necessary to make their desires a reality. With these same desires, JJ spent years researching successful women and men to learn the specific actions they took to advance their careers and navigate success.
In this interactive keynote, JJ shares award-winning insights with roundtable discussions to highlight easy, yet, actionable strategies for experienced women in business to accelerate their professional journey. Throughout her career, JJ has learned that securing that next position, a board seat, or even starting a new initiative often requires professionals to enhance their brand, align to specific projects, and strategically expand their network.
This keynote is based on her six-time, award-winning book:Accelerate your Impact: Action-Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path which is a professional playbook that will empower women of all ages to step into their light while positioning themselves for the next level of impact!Professional Women who attend this session will walk away with:
• Techniques of self-awareness for professional advancement
• Tools to increase your relevance based on your desired areas of impact
• Strategies to bundle your professional impact
• Actions to create impact in your current role while positioning for future opportunities
Empowering Leaders to Retain & Advance Talent
Given the rapid pace of business, many leaders may find it challenging to align their organization's actions to meet the needs of customers, partners, and teams. To ensure they can effectively support their teams, collaborate with partners, and meet customers' timelines, leaders can leverage JJ's strategies to evolve commitments, mindsets, and talent.Key takeaways include:
• Create awareness of common barriers and self-imposed boundaries
• Allocation tools to cultivate talent for future opportunities
• Empower effective career catalysts at any level