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Compelling Keynotes that Spark Action

Award-winning author, former tech industry leader, and sought-after keynote speaker JJ DiGeronimo empowers women in business, emerging leaders, and women in tech to amplify their impact and claim their rightful place at the table. Sharing transformative strategies, mindfulness tools, and practical techniques to equips women with the actions and mindset they need to break barriers, rise to new heights, and achieve professional success. Featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Thrive Global, DiGeronimo’s impactful message resonates with women at all career stages. Her work encompasses books, podcasts, online communities, and immersive experiences, inspiring women to navigate the next level of impact and leadership.

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"When she talks, I listen. Forbes does, too."

Words of praise and honest reviews from event planners, attendees, and professionals.  

“I can’t tell you the number of times the words, ‘As JJ said…’, ‘As I learned from JJ’s presentation’, came up over the last day and a half! You clearly made an impact on us all, and helped many of us realize we could be doing more to focus on relevance to accelerate our influence.”

Divya Venkataraman

Rockwell Automation

“STEM seriously would not have been the same without you.”

Kathleen Bias

STEMCon 2015, Outreach Coordinator at Concept Schools

“JJ added such warmth and fun to a bleak January day when she spoke to our Glass Ceiling Group at Cuyahoga Heights High School. The ‘real life’ information JJ presented to the girls was invaluable! The life lessons she shared with the girls were things I wished I had known at a much younger age. I watched the girls’ faces as JJ spoke and I know they were really taking in her words.”


Career Specialist Cuyahoga Heights High School

“You are great business leader, Shero, and example for women on how to be happy and successful.”

Deb Loeser

Women’s Business Center and Michigan Women’s Marketplace Manager

“Loved hearing your speech and story. I’m a recent graduate, and I enjoyed hearing the things you talked about & will definitely take in what you spoke on to better myself and my career. Looking forward to reading your books & gaining mroe knowledge.”

Katrina K.

“I found JJ’s presentation to be inspiring. The content around leadership, networking and professionalism was shared from a personal perspective of lessons learned and was complimentary to learning technical and relational skills needed as a fund raising professional. As an older professional, it was refreshing to hear the questions of younger conference participants and JJ’s response. She kept the audience engaged and we were inspired as she delivered an energizing workshop.”


Association of Fundraising Professionals Cleveland

“When she talks I listen! Forbes does too.”​


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Notable Keynotes & Presentations

Here are some of JJ’s most sought after speech topics & actionable takeaways.

Accelerate Your Impact: Career Advancement Strategies for Women in Business

Duration: 45-120 mins

Audience: Professional Women

Topic focus:  Women in leadership, career advancement, self-worth, alignment, authenticity, confidence, sponsorship, and executive exposure

Alternative Titles:

  • Empowering Professional Women: Proven Strategies to Accelerate Your Career 
  • Unlock Your Career Potential: Action-Based Strategies for Women 


Are you a driven professional woman aspiring to make a more significant impact but facing challenges finding the time and alignment to transform your aspirations into reality? JJ DiGeronimo, an award-winning author and former tech leader, has the tools you need to achieve positions of influence and accelerate your career.

In her engaging and interactive keynote, based on her six-time award-winning book “Accelerate Your Impact,” JJ reveals proven, actionable insights that will empower you to pave your professional path. You’ll gain the tools and strategies to secure that next position or board seat and even launch new initiatives.

Through roundtable discussions, you can share experiences and reignite your plan to accelerate your trajectory.

By attending this powerful discussion, you can consider the strategies that will help you position yourself for your next level of impact.

Professional Women who attend this session will:

  • Takeaway proven strategies to advance your career. 
  • Create a compelling narrative of your achievements & experiences.
  • Make a difference in your current role while preparing for future opportunities.


Testimonials: https://www.jjdigeronimo.com/programs/testimonials/

Program Resources:

JJ’s Award-Winning Books can be included as a tool for attendees to follow along!


Activating Your Career Catalysts: Actionable Strategies to Accelerate Your Career

Duration: 45-90 Mins

Audience: Professionals – geared toward women, but men often attend

Topics Covered: Sponsorship, Self-Efficacy, Self-Doubt, Promotion Paths, and Project Alignment

Alternative Titles:

  • Beyond Hard Work: Activating Your Career Catalysts for Women in Business
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Career Acceleration Techniques for Women in Business


Description: Are you ready to supercharge your career growth and unlock your full potential? In this transformative keynote, you’ll discover the power of strategically aligning yourself with mentors, sponsors, and career catalysts.

JJ DiGeronimo, an acclaimed author and career expert, will guide you through a proven roadmap to build lasting relationships with influential professionals who can help you achieve your goals faster and with greater ease.

By attending this keynote, you’ll leave empowered with a clear understanding of what you want in your career, who to contact, and how to foster enduring relationships with mentors and sponsors. Equipped with JJ DiGeronimo’s expert insights and actionable strategies, you’ll be poised to leverage your career milestones, align with the right opportunities, and make significant strides toward your professional goals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to accelerate your career growth and unlock the doors to success. Join us for this transformative keynote and take control of your professional journey today!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to identify and connect with the right mentors, sponsors, and career catalysts.
  • Gain confidence in articulating your impact to date and future aspirations.
  • Discover strategies to overcome common roadblocks and fears associated with building these professional relationships.
  • Acquire practical tips and conversation starters to initiate and maintain meaningful connections with mentors and sponsors.



Online Self-Paced Course is also Available.

Ignite Your Inner Fire: Embrace Your Whispers and Redefine Success

Duration:  30-120 Mins

Topic Focus: Self-Empowerment, Alignment, Fuel Stations, Perfectionism

Alternative Titles:

  • Unleash Your Potential: How to Listen to Your Whispers
  • The Authentic Leader: Achieve Success from the Inside Out



Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and purpose? In this empowering keynote, JJ DiGeronimo invites you to tap into your inner voice and unleash your true potential. As a successful businesswoman and sought-after speaker, JJ shares her personal story of navigating the ups and downs of her career while learning to listen to her own whispers and pursue passion projects that ignite her soul.

Drawing from the key findings in her third award-winning book, “Seeking: 74 Key Findings to Raise Your Energy, Sidestep Your Self-Doubts, and Align with Your Life’s Work,” JJ provides a powerful toolkit to help you reconnect with yourself, overcome self-doubt, and align your career with your authentic purpose. You’ll leave this keynote feeling inspired, empowered, and equipped with the strategies you need to embrace your own unique journey and redefine success on your own terms.

As you listen to JJ’s experiences launching a women’s group, writing award-winning books, and speaking to women across the globe, you’ll recognize that you are not alone in your yearning for a deeper sense of meaning and fulfillment in your work. This keynote is a rallying cry for women professionals to honor their own whispers, persist in the face of uncertainty, and pursue a path that truly resonates with their soul.

Join us for this transformative experience and ignite your inner fire. Embrace your whispers, illuminate your path forward, and embark on a journey of self-discovery that will lead you to a more purposeful, authentic, and satisfying career and life. Get ready to redefine success from the inside out and unleash your true potential!

Women professionals who attend will:

  • Identify and learn to containerize fear-based career choices that hold you back from your true calling.
  • Recognize and embrace your “whispers” – the subtle inner guidance that leads you to a more fulfilling path.
  • Prioritize and pursue passion projects that align with your values and bring you joy.
  • Navigate the twists and turns of your career journey with resilience and self-compassion.



Seeking: 74 Key Findings to Raise Your Energy, Sidestep Your Self-Doubts, and Align with Your Life’s Work: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Findings-Sidestep-Self-Doubts-Insights/dp/B0BKQCWJ62

Unlock Your Potential: Mastering the Art of Purposeful Yeses

Duration:  30-60 Mins

Audience: Professional Men & Women

Topic Focus: Mindfulness, Time Management, Guilt, Alignment, Self-empowerment & Impact


Are you ready to break free from the cycle of overcommitment and unfulfillment? Do you long to align your daily actions with your long-term aspirations and experience true joy in your personal and professional life? If you’re a woman or man seeking authentic strategies to harness your unique gifts and reach your desired outcomes, this transformative keynote is tailor-made for you.

Join award-winning author and woman on a mission, JJ, as she shares her game-changing framework that has empowered countless individuals to transform their mindset and amplify their impact. Through her active mindfulness practice, which she applies to every facet of her life as an author, podcaster, retreat director, and community leader, JJ has not only surpassed her professional goals but also discovered a profound sense of fulfillment.

By attending this keynote, you’ll unlock the power of purposeful yeses and gain the tools to transform your commitments from sources of stress and depletion to fountains of joy and fulfillment. You’ll leave inspired, empowered, and equipped with authentic strategies to align your actions with your aspirations and manifest the life and career of your dreams.

Don’t miss this opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey of purpose, impact, and alignment. Join us for this transformative keynote and take the first step towards unlocking your true potential and experiencing the power of purposeful yeses. Get ready to ignite your passion, harness your gifts, and create a life and career that fills you with joy and fulfillment!

In this engaging session, you’ll gain access to:

  • A proven framework to align your schedule with your future goals, ensuring that every “yes” you give propels you toward your desired outcomes.
  • Actionable strategies to infuse purpose and impact into your work, allowing you to find meaning and satisfaction in your daily endeavors.
  • Steps to more daily alignment empower you to create your desired career and life.
  • Invaluable insights from the best practices of like-minded women.



  • Fiercely Intercept your internal chatter to advance your career goals
  • Actions that Are Redefining my Metrics of Success, Thrive Global,
  • A Woman’s Solo Trip to Sedona, AZ.
  • Where is the JOY?? The Excitement? The Fun? Rescued By Mindfulness – A Journey to Joy
  • Together We Seek, Professional Women, Energy Sessions, Organic Food, and Lots of Lasting Connections

Many young women aspire to advance within STEM-based degrees and careers. Yet, many encounter a sea of obstacles because they don’t have “the playbook” to navigate the courses, cultures, and organizations. With more than 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, JJ DiGeronimo is no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry-level positions to leadership. During this keynote, JJ will share her Top 10 action-based strategies for young women to excel in STEM.

Key Takeaways:
Career strategies to maximize their education and knowledge in STEM.

Ideas to highlight their skill and create their profiles to land their ideal role.

Suggestions on ways to align to career catalysts early in their professional path.


Audience: Girls in STEM, STEM Chapters, College STEM Programs, STEM-based Interns

Duration: 30-60 Minutes (in-person or online)

Empowering Women Leaders: The Sponsor’s Playbook for Cultivating a Diverse Leadership Pipeline

An Executive Session

Duration: 30-60 Mins

Audience: Experienced Leaders, HR, Executives, Board of Directors

Description: In today’s competitive landscape, organizations that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are better positioned to attract top talent, drive innovation, and deliver superior business results. As an experienced leader, HR professional, or Board member, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of your organization by cultivating a gender-diverse leadership pipeline. This executive session is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies needed to become a powerful sponsor for women leaders within your company.

Join JJ DiGeronimo, an award-winning author and expert on advancing women in the workplace, as she shares her insights from over 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry. In this engaging and thought-provoking session, JJ will discuss the obstacles women face in their career advancement and provide actionable solutions based on research and real-world examples.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the business case for sponsoring women leaders and the impact of gender diversity on organizational performance.
  • Learn specific strategies to engage women, leverage their unique perspectives, and create inclusive team dynamics that foster growth and innovation.
  • Gain insights into the importance of project allocation, self-efficacy, and employee engagement in retaining and advancing women within your organization.
  • Discover how to lead with purposeful actions and become a career catalyst for women, from recruiting to promotions.


By attending this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your challenges and opportunities in fostering women’s leadership within your teams, companies, and industries. You’ll leave with a practical playbook for empowering women leaders and driving business success through thought diversity.

Don’t miss this chance to elevate your DEI efforts and unlock the potential of your organization. Join us for this executive session and take the next step towards becoming a champion for women leaders and cultivating a truly inclusive workplace.

Strategies to Sponsor Women at Work on LinkedIn


  • Lead From Where You Are Now – Despite Your Title, Age, or Hesitation
  • Getting Ahead of “I Quit” Due to Workplace Bullies
  • Is Project Allocation a Strategic Stimulus to Retain & Advance Talent?
  • Does the Promotion Lens Vary in Your Organization?
  • Your Middle Managers Hold Gems for Your Diversity Strategies
  • Tapping into the diverse talent that has tapped out
  • Is Comfort Recruiting Influencing Your Talent Acquisition Strategies
  • Recruiting Women in Tech? Words Matter

Keynotes by Industry

Tech Companies & Women in Leadership

Amazon Web Services, Jabra - Women Business Network, Ingram Micro - Women's Forum, IBM - The Women of Watson Health, Vertiv - Executive Women's Network, GE's Women's Network, MCPC, Karpinski Engineering, WIT Network Buffalo, KeyBank's - Women in Technology & Operations, Acumatica, CheckMarx, SySDev, ServiceNow, SHI’s Women’s Empowerment Collective, Alstom Women of Excellence is Annual Summit, Infoblox, Micro Focus, Nuestar’s Women’s Employee Resource Group, BMC, Zones

Banking, Law, & Insurance

Progressive Insurance, Bank of America, Renasant, BMO Harris Bank, CITI Bank PBWM O&T Women’s Conference, Grainger, FDCC, Meaden & Moore
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Girls in STEM

Ohio University, Women in STEM, Girls Coding Project, University of Buffalo's 3rd Annual Women in STEM Summit, The Ohio State University, OSU Women in Engineering, and Rochester Institute of Technology - Women in Engineering WE Explore

Manufacturing, Medical, Services & supplies

Jo-Ann Stores, Union Pacific Railroad, Discover, Timken, Lubrizol, Thermo Fisher Women’s Empowerment Business Resource Group, Forge Fair, Women in The Fastener Industry, Nestle, American Rental Association, The Sherwin-Williams Company

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