Get to know Jen.
Host of the She Impacts Culture Podcast, Professor, Author, and Speaker.
Dr. Jen Bennett is a passionate Christian Communicator who has a unique way of connecting with her audience. She enjoys teaching, leading, and building and is devoted to helping others be successful. She desires to create and design a community for trailblazing, faith-based women who want to lead with influence and impact culture for Christ in their work, neighborhoods, and community.
Jen has had the opportunity to train and work with a recognized Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer. Additionally, she has taught and trained various entrepreneurs, small business owners, ministries, organizations, and college students on social media, marketing, and public relations. Jen was recently chosen as one of 55 social media influencers (out of 700 applicants) to attend #NASASocial for the Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch. She is also the author of the book “#BeWorthFollowing: How to be Different and Influence People in a Crowded Social World.”
Before entering the world of higher education, Jen served as a church youth director, where she taught, led, and developed student and adult leaders. She has also worked with students in the K-12 setting. Initially, she worked as a Literature teacher and soon became a school administrator, where she trained other teachers to develop a well-aligned curriculum. During that time, she found her passion in developing others to become highly effective in their given environments. Jen became sought after for her ability to develop professionals and develop high-quality curricular experiences.
Jen also founded a training and development organization that supported women who desired to discover their purpose and passion. What was a “side business” quickly became her full-time job. At that time, social media had become an emerging topic, and Jen found her professional world merging with this new environment. After several years of honing her social media/marketing expertise, others began to notice her skills. She is passionate about helping others create and build a powerful online presence around their God-given calling so that they can impact and influence culture.
Jen holds an EdD in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University, a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA in Communications from the University of North Florida. She has been a speaker at both regional and national events and is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Indiana Wesleyan University.