Jenny Okonkwo

Game changing community builder, founder of award winning Black Female Accountants Network

An experienced business and finance leader, Jenny is passionate about helping women uncover their full potential in order to become their best professional selves and achieve their career goals.

She achieves this by using tools and techniques that help her clients unlock their strengths and identify their own areas of opportunity as a basis for developing and improving their personal brand.

A sought after public speaker, Jenny delivers thought provoking insights on

- Identifying and building your personal brand
- Career Development Strategies
- How to lean in authentically
- Effective Networking Tips and Techniques
- Managing your digital / online reputation
- How to build a game changing community

In 2016, a workplace representation gap led her to create Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN).

BFAN is an award winning volunteer non profit group that has helped newcomers to Canada reconnect with their professional careers, inspires and encourages future generations of female business leaders, creates professional and personal growth opportunities for local members.

In 2019 as a result of her work, Jenny was nominated and became a "Top 75" Finalist, Canadian Immigrant Awards, was recognized as one of the "Top 100" Black Women to Watch in Canada and received the "Be the Change" Award from Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Jenny also received formal recognition in 2019 from MP Omar Alghabra, in his previous capacity as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade Diversification.

Jenny is a member of the AICPA (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants) National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

In this capacity she was invited to speak and co-Chair at the "AICPA-CIMA ("Chartered Institute of Management Accountants") Global Women's Leadership Summit Europe" in September 2019.

In 2020, Jenny has been invited to speak at a National Summit in Ottawa on a theme encompassing Women and the Fourth industrial Revolution.

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