Jodie is passionate about all things enterprise. Having founded JC Social Media at 22 years old, she has championed entrepreneurship amongst young people and women ever since. In addition to running her social media business, Jodie proactively engages in other initiatives to become more involved in entrepreneurship, both in her home city of Birmingham and across the country.
Jodie featured in the Drum’s 2015 list; 50 under 30 female tech influencers:
Female Entrepreneurs of Birmingham
Jodie cofounded the Female Entrepreneurs of Birmingham group with Justice Williams, MBE. She has grown the group to over 300 members, consisting of ladies from a range of backgrounds. The group meets regularly and offers a blend of holistic support and technical guidance to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in the city.
Jodie was crowned Birmingham Young Professional of the Year in 2014 and has used the title to inspire other young business leaders to play their role in growing the presence of business and professional services in the city. The 2015 event was the biggest to date and Jodie handed over her crown after delivering her farewell speech.
Speaking on entrepreneurship
Jodie has delivered many talks to students, professionals and businesspeople about her experience as a young female entrepreneur. Her story, offering amusing and interesting insights into the world of enterprise, has inspired many to start their own business or take their venture to the next level. Jodie combines her love of powerlifting with work as a way to help manage the demands of entrepreneurship, as discussed here in YFS magazine.
Through the Clever Tykes storybooks, Jodie is inspiring children as young as 5 to be resourceful, positive and aspirational. Read more about the storybooks here. Jodie was also one of the original twelve ambassadors appointed to launch the Start-up Loans programme, which provides small business loans and support to young entrepreneurs.
To contact Jodie about her work in enterprise use the contact form.
Birmingham Post Power 250 list.
Visiting Downing Street to discuss enterprise in education
Social media guru named BYPY 2014
On BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talking about how we can encourage more young people to start their own business
Interview on the Female Entrepreneur Association (FEA) website
Most influential women in IT 2015 – Computer Weekly
Speaking on how the next government can support small businesses, for BBC News