The Concordia Project was born of the desire to transform the global conversation around empowerment. We want to foster a conversation that removes the fight against something, and instead offers something to create: a blank slate on which we can build the future. In particular, we want a world where men and women collaborate, instead of thinking it necessary to take from one group to empower another. From innovative workshops to salon dinners, all our activities around the globe are designed to transcend culture and gender, and build collaboration from the roots of what it means to be a human being.
Keynotes and talks designed to build a new framework for empowerment, shifting the dial toward a future where men and women share full responsibility for our world and its creation — and the dialogue necessary to build it. Recent: Opening Keynote – Inspire Nepal (Kathmandu), Closing Keynote – Harvard University Women in Business Week, Keynote & Workshop – Konica Minolta US HQ
Training to leverage one’s innate strengths to foster leadership from a place of true empowerment and grace. Sessions have been conducted 1-on-1 with individual leaders, as well as small corporate and student groups.
Group sessions designed with a ground-breaking approach to collaborative development across genders, generations and cultures. Workshops have been delivered to student groups at Harvard, startups in New England, and other locations around the globe.
Intimate gatherings that bring thought leaders to a shared table to break bread, discuss critical questions, and develop plans for change. The ultimate goal: To walk out with a plan of action that actually CAN and WILL make a difference.
Jennifer Iannolo, our Founder, was invited by the U.S. Department of State to give a speaking tour throughout Nepal in March 2016. She addressed issues of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship with students, business leaders, and government officials. For her opening keynote for Inspire Nepal in Kathmandu, Jennifer shared the stage with US Deputy Chief of Mission John Carwile and Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Bijay Kumar Gachhadar. For more information about our projects specific to Nepal, sign up for free updates.
I recently attended an “Inspire Nepal” conference in Kathmandu and Jennifer was the keynote speaker. What a perfect choice! She did exactly what the organizers hoped — she not only inspired Nepal, but also touched everyone in attendance with her powerful message of empowerment and personal responsibility. Jennifer was witty, incisive and eloquently powerful in her delivery, as well as in her vision. And, although the women in attendance might have thought her message particularly tailored to them, all of us, no matter our gender, came away with a renewed sense of self and of purpose. Jennifer understands that the best speakers engage not just our minds but our emotions. She did both with the touch of a master and left us all wanting more!
In ancient Rome, when the Senate could not agree, they would retreat to the Temple of Concordia for her assistance in collaborating. With this project we’re building a new temple, where human beings are empowered by their natural talents. Where leaders are created, where teams become stronger, where we gather at a table to create what’s next. Together. Concordia was the Roman goddess of harmony and collaboration, and the daughter of Mars and Venus. What a fitting guardian for the next evolution in our conversation about empowerment — not just for one particular group, but for all human beings.