Career expert and consultant Victoria Jenn Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of VJR Enterprises, a talent management consulting company dedicated to elevating, enriching, and empowering people to become the best versions of themselves.
Passionate about diversity in the workforce and motivating people, Victoria Jenn has spent much of her career using her skills to elevate specifically women and people of color in their career aspirations.
In a world where women and minority groups are often told they “can’t,” Victoria Jenn has worked to shift that mentality among her clients. As a career strategist and brand consultant for over 15 years, she has inspired people to turn their “I can’t” and “I’m too scared” to “I can and I will.”
This passion for diversity in the workforce and helping other professionals attain opportunities in their careers has been a constant thread throughout Victoria Jenn’s own career journey. Over the years she has worked in a variety of fields, learning and honing her skills as a coach, consultant, and strategist.
She began her career on Wall Street at Lehman Brothers followed by Barclays Wealth where she focused on sales and trading services. From there she went on to serve as a program manager at the Council of Urban Professionals, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering minority professionals. During her time in this position she worked on legislation that would provide more access to capital for minority and women owned businesses across the state of New York.
Victoria Jenn has also worked at Morgan Stanley, where she played a critical role in creating progressive programs to drive the recruitment, development, and retention of minority talent at the company.
Finally, prior to becoming a full-time entrepreneur, she worked at Johnson & Johnson where she managed talent development and again developed programs and strategies to boost diversity within the company. Victoria Jenn was also head of early talent recruiting and workforce diversity at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Career expert a passion for helping minorities
Victoria Jenn’s passion for helping minority groups reach success in their business ventures has been the center of her career so it only makes sense that she would take the leap into entrepreneurship by launching her own company which would allow her to do what she loves most: elevate, enrich, and empower clients to reach their career goals.
In addition to VJR Enterprises, she also recently launched her own show, #VictoriaJennTV, on YouTube to shine a spotlight on stories of professionals of color who have achieved success in their careers. Alongside her company and show, she is also the President and Founder of The Female Collaborative, a global network for progressive women focused on revolutionizing the way women work and do business together. Her goal in all her projects and business endeavors as a life coach, brand consultant, and career strategist is to motivate, inspire, and push her clients to optimize their full potential while still remaining authentically true to who they are.
Victoria Jenn has coached professionals from both entry level to executives. Her clients both private and corporate, ranging from small to Fortune 500 and they include: iHeart Media, NBCUniversal Comcast, Barclays, BlackRock, The Food Bank for New York City, Morgan Stanley, Jet, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, PWC, and many more.
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Speaker and trainer as career expert
Her skills and success in empowering the masses and inspiring others has made Victoria Jenn a highly requested speaker and trainer on topics such as brand management and social media, leadership, networking, and negotiating. Additionally, she is a popular guest blogger on many career advancement sites where she shares her expertise and advice.
She not only hopes to continue to inspire professionals in the workforce but also today’s youth, specifically young women, to become the best they can be. As a member of the Board of the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, a charter school dedicated to creating the next generation of female global leaders, she hopes to help young women reach their goals and become future leaders in the workforce.
You can reach Victoria on #VictoriaJennTV on YouTube Channel