Testimonials

Event Planners

Thank you so much for speaking to our Virtual Symantec Women’s Action Network Sales Chapter. You did an amazing job, especially with the challenges that come with a webinar format, and personally connected with everyone on the call by sharing your journey and struggles that all of us identify with. Thank you for showing us the tools and techniques that each one of us can use to take charge of our lives and career, by assessing our time and protecting it, so we can do more of the things we enjoy and less of those things that we don’t. You truly made an impact on our group, and we look forward to you speaking to our group again in the future. Thank you! – Symantec’s Virtual SWAN Sales Chapter

You made a big impression on our students and everyone I spoke to afterward about your keynote. Keep up the good work! – Becky Burke, University of Buffalo, Women in STEM Summit Committee

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.  Phyllis, Association of Fundraising Professionals Cleveland, National Philanthropy Day Workshop Committee 2014

JJ is a terrific speaker! Women in particular can really relate to what she is saying as she draws on her experiences and observations. –Sarah Vojtek, Manager of KNOW (Knowledgeable Network of Women)

We’ve received rave reviews from the ladies who attended” – Samantha Pisciotta, Women for Economic and Leadership Development Event Specialist

It was a delight to have JJ as a speaker. Here presentation style is very open and welcoming. Her message was clear and well-articulated. She took much time after the speech to answer additional questions and network with attendees. She was extremely easy to communicate with prior to the event and willing to help out with planning. It was a great experience as the organizer and for the attendees! Plan to have her back again soon. – Pam Kozelka, VP Operations at Content Marketing Institute

Thanks so much for coming in this week to We Can Code IT and talking to our class about finding their professional brand and having a purpose within their professional choices. Wow! Not only did you provide a phenomenal role model, as a woman in tech, you got them talking and acting on those concepts. – Mel McGee CEO, We Can Code IT

STEM seriously would not have been the same without you.– Kathleen Bias, STEMCon 2015, Outreach Coordinator at Concept Schools

My experience working with JJ DiGeronimo was superb. Her level of professionalism, as well as her wittiness and relevant topics promised a successful event. Through feedback from the sold-out event, 100% of attendees thought JJ’s presentation was useful. – Dana Pierce, Saunders College of Business at RIT

“JJ, Your webinar was outstanding! Thank you so much for contributing to WiRL.” – Michelle “Mitch” Shepard Founder & Creative Force WiRL Leadership Summit

JJ provided an engaging and dynamic presentation for us at Female Firepower 2017! We have had several attendees comment on how much they learned from JJ and how they can’t wait to learn more from her! – Lisa Pustelak, Female Firepower 2017

The YWCA is always honored to have JJ join us as a speaker at any of our Women’s Leadership Initiatives events; whether it’s a break-out speaker at our annual Women’s Leadership Conference or a presenter at one of our monthly workshop series sessions. As the Special Events Coordinator, I am always pleased to work with JJ to coordinate the details of her presentations. I appreciate her organizational skills and her professionalism; she makes it simple to execute our plans. When it comes to her presentations, she never lets us down. She is an engaging speaker, always a step ahead with her research, and prepares powerful and effective messages/lessons that impact the attendee’s lives—whether that’s influencing them to explore/incorporate social media and cloud computing into their daily schedule or navigating the obstacles that arise in balancing your work and personal lives. I highly recommend JJ and am always happy speak more about our experience working together. – Brooke VanDenHaute, YWCA

You are great business leader, Shero and example for women on how to be happy and successful. Thank you so much for choosing to support the Michigan Women’s Marketplace and the webinar presentation.  – Deb Loeser, Women’s Business Center and Michigan Women’s Marketplace Manager

I wanted to thank you for your presentation today.  I spoke with the students after and several said that they plan to use your suggestion and minor in technology or computer science. As one student put it, “It would be nice to have that card in my back pocket if I ever need it”. Obviously your message was heard.” – Julie R., Cuyahoga Valley Career Center 

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. – Pat, Career Specialist Cuyahoga Heights High School

Thank YOU for coming, and for delivering such a relatable commencementspeech to our graduates. Not only did our grads enjoy your speech, but a few of the guests came up to me afterwards and said how great you were as well. – Sara M. Martin, Director of Career Services at ITT Technical Institute

We were so pleased to have you speak at WIN.  Your energy and thought-provoking ideas were embraced by our members.  They, and I are very appreciative to have had you be there and share your insights with us. – Suzanne Carle, President of Find Your Suite Spot & WIN

I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to speak to our graduates today!   I heard many wonderful things about your speech, and how refreshing it was to have a successful, confident female from the Technology Field as a guest speaker.  We appreciate you being a part of what will be such a memorable time for our graduates and their families! – Bethany MoneyPenny

Thank you again for your wonderful lunch program. I have heard nothing but positive comments from the attendees. I am looking forward to chatting with you about future presentations! – Doug Lane, President North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce

You were a great guest. Thanks so much for stepping in and doing such a great job! – Annmarie Kelly, The Friday Happy Hour with Annmarie Kelly

Thank you so much for taking time to share your story in a technology career with our girls!  The Girls and STEM conference was a huge success!  The idea about looking to the future and setting goals for themselves really hit home with these girls.  I especially believe that sharing some seemingly inconsequential steps with them is so valuable;  taking notes about the conference, writing down things they like, pursuing a status of being financially independent, having a backup STEM degree.  All of these are such valuable pieces of advice.  ~ Mechelle Reynolds 7th Grade – STEM DiscoverySchool

Attendees

Just attended your presentation at Keybank, and not only are you inspirational but motivational as well. Thank you. – Myrna Eldridge

So AWESOME to meet you and hear you speak. You tell us what we need to hear and how to act on it. I can’t wait to get home and read your book. I will definitely be in touch. – Awilda Olah

When she talks I listen! Forbes does too.  I had the opportunity to spend time with, JJ DiGeronimo, an awesome lady of purpose, at a women’s conference late last year and she shared with me a slew of gems that I will continue to use in 2015. More  – Diamond

JJ, I attended one of your sessions at the WELD Conference Thursday and it was amazing. I learned so much from you and hope to have the opportunity to meet with you again sometime. – Andrea Dent 

Until now I have yet to really identify myself as a Purposeful Woman and I must say, it feels pretty damn good! You gave each of us a very powerful tool and made us eager to employ it! I know I sat there envisioning myself on my journey and truly felt empowered. – Katie Ramunni

Thanks for the Watermark presentation yesterday, it was very practical. Protecting calendar, no means not now is very insight. I really enjoyed it. -Suzie Ng

JJ, I listened to you speak last week on the topic of work life balance. I just graduated from The Ohio State University with my Masters, and joined Timken last month in their OA Development Program. I look forward to speaking with you again in the future. Diana Fleming

I was fortunate enough to attend the Women In Technology event last week. I already have incorporated many of your tips into my everyday life, so I wanted to let you know I appreciate your words of wisdom and all the research that went into your book. Yvonne Workman

Hi JJ, I just saw you speak at Timken. You were phenomenal. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and drive. Your commitment spreadsheet truly inspired me to grab control of my life and I really appreciate it. It’s simple to use, and apply at any point in one’s life. Lynn Kelley

JJ, Fantastic presentation and incredibly timely given where I currently am in my career and where I want to go! – Neen Martelino

We met at the College Retreat on Monday June 3rd at the Moorland Mansion, and I really enjoyed the information that you gave and found a lot of it to be truly helpful and very useful. – SERINA BENNETT

JJ, Thank you for effectively presenting such helpful information at our NCCA Summer Retreat yesterday. You gave me some important points to think about. I am reviewing my notes today!  – Colleen Winney, C.W.D. P.

Great presentation today at the Women Summit! Nothing is more empowering than being around strong, smart and beautiful woman. – Linda Barberic

Hello JJ…..your presentation at the WSBA Conference in Pittsburgh was inspiring. – Michelle Garlitz

Thank you for the wonderful presentation today at the KNOW luncheon – I’m working on creating a better work / life balance for 2013! – Jill Patterson

Thank you so much for the workshop yesterday. I found it very inspirational! – Inna

Hello JJ, I went to a seminar at the YWCA not too long ago and you were great. I also purchased your book and have been reading and writing all over it to make some changes in my life in 2013. –Mireille Wozniak-Michalak

I met you at the WSBA conference last week. Great motivational speech, I really enjoyed it. – Susan Frisbee

I met you this past weekend through an event at Baldwin Wallace University. Your thoughts on how I can best prepare for my future were inspiring, and I would love the opportunity to learn more from you. – Paige J. Gotwald

I just attended your session at WITI webinar, loved it! – Patricia Ropelatto

Hi JJ Thanks for a great WITI webinar today. You shared such excellent advice and ideas. I’m acting on them right away. – Clare W. 

I attended your webinar on online personal branding today through WITI! Thank you for the info! I’m a recruiter, great to hear your views. I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. – Kimberly Hughes 

Hi JJ – I just listened to your Maximizing Your Online Brand presentation.  I thought it was great and gave me some key insights and tips which I would like to implement right away. – Linda Kim 

Hi JJ, I wanted to send you a quick THANK YOU for your impactful session at the WELD Leadership Conference. I really never thought about LinkedIn and other social media in these ways before. You have opened my eyes from that perspective and in general from a networking perspective. Thanks for your work with WELD and for your support of Women! – Renee Somers 

Loved your session yesterday at the WELD Leadership Conference. – Tiffany Crosby,MBA, CPA, CTP, CGMA

I recently watched your video presentation on how to use social media to advance your career and found your advice and tips extremely valuable. – Kasia Lorenc  

You are a wonderful role model for females. – Jill L

This was one of the most enjoyable events I’ve attended in a long while. Great women, great conversations and JJ, you did a wonderful job as the moderator! Well done! – Ann Ralston

JJ, you were a great facilitator at the Amplify Event today. – Petar Bojovic

I attended your WITI WebLecture today on “The Confident Woman – The Power of No”. It was a GREAT Presentation! – Melissa Melancon

I have really enjoyed your Purposeful Women webinars – Ichi Lin

Thanks JJ for the webinar. It was very helpful and your examples were very inspiring. – Neelam Dave

Thanks for taking the time out of your schedule to speak for us at NOSQAA.  You did a great job.  It was very refreshing to have a dynamic speaker who is not in the quality assurance space yet provided valuable information to our audience.  Thanks again! – Joe Krajewski

I was in your presentation last week and found it to be very helpful. I have already put to use saying
“no”. Although my children are now 18 and 21, it is still helpful. I wish I had the power when I was younger in my career. – Sarah Ullman

I met you last week at the NOSQAA event where you spoke about ways to become a high impact player. Your talk was awesome, I enjoyed it very much. – Sara Cunningham

Thank you so much for coming to speak with us. Your presentation was inspiring and empowering. – Codou Diop Siba  

Your speech was fabulous and very inspiring! Thanks so much for speaking at our event. I hope to work with you more in the future. – Sarah Dart

JJ was excellent, very engaging./ She shared her experiences in both her professional and personal world.  She was very positive and energetic./ Speaker was energizing and had personal stories to tell about her challenges that led to a more satisfying and effective life./ JJ was awesome, thank you for have her!/ This was an excellent presentation./ The author/speaker was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and gave relevant examples from personal experience.  Comments from Sears Holding Company Leadership Event on 2-12-14

Thank you for a great presentation at the WELD Leadership! I loved what you said about using LinkedIn to network yourself; great pieces of advice! – Stefanie DeSantis

I attended the WELD conference last week and your session inspired me. – Caretta Martin

I was in your 1:15 session yesterday at the WELD conference and really enjoyed the content of your presentation and walked away with some great action items. Thanks again – Jennifer De Tillio

Your session was so useful and really made the conference worth it to me. – Sofia Durrani

Thank you JJ! You are so inspirational and I appreciate your time. I couldn’t stop talking about your “advice”. Mary Kopacz 

JJ, thank you for your powerful and inspirational presentation at STEM Talent Strategies Conference! – Christie Samson

I was fortunate enough to attend last week’s Women in IT event in Buffalo. I was highly inspired by the presentation! – Leanne Yeatman

I greatly enjoyed your presentation at SIM yesterday, exceptional analysis and ideas. – Julia Palu Sameojeden

I’m so happy I got to hear you speak- thank you so much for the invaluable insights. Devika Bashani

It indeed was inspirational to listen to you and put a few things in practice. – Suneeta Bindal

It was a pleasure hearing you speak at the Project Lead The Way conference last week. I am so glad that my girls, the Femineers , were able to see a strong female working in the field of engineering. Jaklen Keshishyan

I attended your webinar today and really appreciated what you had to say, very similar to the experience I’ve had in my career. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights! – Sarah Bigley

Your webcast today was extremely worthwhile with relevant and real world content. I look forward to applying some of the ideas you shared.  – Allison Turner 

I really loved all your advice and will start working based of the sheet you gave us. – Catalina Uribe

Your talk was very timely and full of valuable insights. – Camille Thornton

I was a participant at the Female Firepower event held in the Meadville, PA. I appreciate the valuable information in your book as well.  There is much work for women to accomplish when we say yes to ourself and actively get in our game of life.  Plus, your presentation was succinct, on point, and I suspect, resonated with the participants in the room.  – Patty Preisinger