- Women’s leadership development
- Dynamic, collaborative results for foundations, organizations, and businesses
- Crafting innovative service delivery mechanisms
- Generating creative solutions to everyday problems using unexpected resources
- Writing, editing, and communications
Jen Simon is the owner and managing principal of a nonprofit consultancy focused on organizational development, leadership dynamics, and specialized writing, editing, and research. Her passion for and knowledge of women’s issues led her to co-found a women’s mentoring program and to concentrate her work to the unique challenges that women face in their professional lives.
Over the course of a 15-year career in nonprofit management and consulting, Jen has worked with partners to build innovative solutions in mentoring, the arts, education, housing, and conservation. Jen’s recent work with philanthropists has helped them to craft innovative solutions to longstanding service delivery problems. Her interdisciplinary approach enables the partners she works with to create and execute truly collaborative projects designed to improve entire communities as well as individual organizations. She has worked with urban and rural school districts with a special focus on literacy issues and students deemed high risk. Her understanding of regional housing issues as a consultant for NeighborWorks America and the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust provided critical guidance in the development of new housing organizations in the Rocky Mountain Region. Through her work on Wyoming conservation issues for The Nature Conservancy, she spent time on family farms and ranches exploring solutions designed to integrate the needs of business, families, and the wild landscapes of Wyoming. Jen has also done extensive fundraising for organizations in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Tennessee.
Jen is currently at work on a Master’s in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She was named a 2010 Fellow with the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions and developed the program’s first Women in Leadership event. Jen holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado College where she majored in Art and Art History and minored in Italian Studies.
She has lived throughout the United States, Italy, and Ecuador. She is conversant in Spanish and Italian.