Welcome to "Meet Brazen Member" an exclusive Brazen series featuring our Brazen Growth Group Members. We are excited to share a little bit of their professional and personal stories with you!
Name: Jennifer Ehlen
Company: Brazen Global, & PWE Startup Accelerator
What Prosper Does:
Brazen helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses to create economic prosperity. Our flagship program, Growth Groups, offer peer-advisory groups of 7-9 women CEOs who meet monthly to help one another with objective, actionable feedback on their unique business challenges.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always wanted to own my own business but I'm not sure I really knew what that meant!
What is your favorite non-work related hobby?
I love to dance. I take adult tap and jazz classes at COCA.
What is your favorite quote?
I love this Jack Kerouac quote and how it describes the madness in humanity and how it can compel us to do great things (like start a business!):
"...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’"
What business woman do you admire?
How do I pick just one??? I use Sarah Blakely / Spanx anecdotes in my work at Prosper all of the time. Oh! And Maxine Clark, Mary Jo Gorman, Karla Bakersmith and Martha Uhlhorn - these women are my mentors and sages and entrepreneurial idols!