Her passion for communication has led to her being a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, a TED/keynote speaker, a producer, an award-winning freelance writer, a respected book business and entertainment development consultant, and entrepreneur.
In May 2016, after successfully producing the inaugural Speak Up Women Conference at the United Nations in New York City, she completed the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike in a single day, 23.5 miles in 15.5 hours. In July 2016, she summited Mt. Kilimanjaro and came down to a life-threatening cancer diagnosis of Advanced Stage IV Non Small Cell Lung Cancer in November 2016. For the next 5 years, she lived and nearly died and came back again through seven near-death experiences, including five of them in 2019 alone. She has miraculously recovered and continues to encourage others, especially women, to live their lives to the fullest and that they have the right to remain fabulous, no matter what the situations, circumstances, or experiences they are challenged by.
She survived being victimized by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and incarcerated in one of New York’s and the nation’s most violent prisons, Rikers Island, as a result of her case being riddled with prosecutorial misconduct and inappropriately being told to plead guilty to a crime she didn’t commit by an attorney who mishandled it. Shortly thereafter, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority exonerated her, rendering a decision in an arbitration that all claims against her were denied in their entirety and that Jennifer was innocent. Jennifer continued to succeed as an author, media personality, entrepreneur and speaker after enduring this devastating, unimaginable experience. She knows what it takes to live the life you love in the face of any challenge. She loves to inspire audiences everywhere with the insights, knowledge and wisdom she has gained so participants take action.
Jennifer fans the flames of the Human Spirit in each audience member and empowers them to tell their stories, express them transparently, leap powerfully into their lives and, at last, live the lives they’ve imagined.
She is the #1 best-selling award-winning author of Dating Your Moneyand the co-author of Boys Before Business: The Single Girl’s Guide to Having It All.
Jennifer also works with book writers, screenwriters and playwrights as a book business and entertainment development consultant in her consulting practice, Your Book Is Your Hook! She is also a blogger for books for the Huffington Post, and a columnist for the award-winning magazine PUBLISHED and Book Marketing Magazine. She supports first-time writers and seasoned authors with the essentials to become a bestseller: a great project, a strong platform and a well-polished pitch, presentation and hook for their book. She educates and assists them with the writing, marketing and getting published and produced processes (traditional with an agent, self-publishing and e-publishing) for their book ideas and film/television/theater projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers, the media, Hollywood and beyond. She also guides them with the steps to take their creative ideas to Hollywood film and television as well as Broadway theater. She continues to passionately teach and educate writers as a speaker and program producer at writers conferences and for groups such as the Writers Guild of America and New York Women in Film & Television and teaches online for writers’ resources such as The Writers Store, Writers Digest, and others. www.YourBookIsYourHook.com
Jennifer is also the creator of The Next Bestseller™ Weekend Workshop, a safe space that provides writers with exclusive access to the dream team to help you prepare and practice your pitch BEFORE you have to talk about your project with industry professionals and others. www.TheNextBestseller.com
She also works one-on-one with entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and authors through her signature Make It Happen Program.
She is a platinum member of New York Women In Film, on the board of directors of the It Could Happen to You organization, and continues to receive requests to join the boards of other organizations and companies.
Jennifer speaks to women through her inspiring personal message, “You have the right to remain fabulous! – regardless of any situation, circumstance or condition.” She is passionate about elevating the self-esteem of women everywhere and encouraging their self-worth. She enjoys lending her voice and support to opportunities that empower women and encourage them to speak up for the lives they want to live.
To learn more about Jennifer, go to www.JenniferSWilkov.com