Tired of traditional networking events full of business card exchanges and sales pitches, but void of meaningful connections and authentic conversations, Jenny Powers envisioned an antidote to the proverbial “Old Boy’s Club”. Setting out to create a “New Girl’s Club” where professional women could connect, collaborate, and celebrate each another’s success, Running With Heels was born in 2013.
Running With Heels is New York’s invitation-only society for “on the go, in the know” women executives and entrepreneurs. A firm believer that your network is your net worth, Jenny hosts a variety of curated educational, entertaining and empowering live events ranging from her innovative round-robin dinner party series where guests are assigned to a variety of dining companions during each course, facilitated power lunches, exclusive soft-skill trainings and most recently her six-month long live and virtual mastermind and accountability groups for women looking to elevate both their personal and professional lives.
A lifelong New Yorker and graduate of New York University, Jenny does not believe in strangers, only people she hasn’t met yet. In addition to live events and programming, Jenny produces and hosts the award-winning podcast BroadCast: Broads Building Businesses which can be found on ITunes, Spotify, I Heart Radio, Google Play and Stitcher. Each week in her on-air role as Chief Broad, Jenny takes us behind the scenes to meet successful women entrepreneurs who share tips on start-up and exit strategies and everything in between.