Jennifer Borrero

Jennifer Borrero is an award-winning, first-generation, Latina entrepreneur. Her social impact projects in creating sustainable development solutions to address international human rights issues have been featured on multiple TED stages. Through her storytelling, Jennifer inspires audiences to realize they are capable and qualified to create change even if they are still figuring out their own journey.


  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Intersectionality
  • Latinx Focused
  • Leadership
  • Real Estate & Housing
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice
  • Storytelling
  • Women’s Leadership




Jennifer Borrero is the daughter of Colombian-Mexican immigrants and is a social impact advocate. As a first-generation American, Jennifer teaches others to embrace our cultural heritage while growing a purpose-driven career. Jennifer’s North Star has always been her belief that all people deserve to feel cared for, seen, and heard. In a time where individualism is praised, Jennifer emphasizes the importance of creating connections and community across cultures in an authentic way.

Her work as a United Nations Ambassador has allowed her to lead projects around the world; from opening a public health clinic in Nicaragua to developing affordable housing communities in the US. She has run programs in the private and public sectors that focus on creating social change. She tells stories of her experience working on international human rights issues and lessons learned along the way.

Jennifer has been recognized as an emerging Hispanic Executive receiving the “30 Under 30” award for her work as the founder of Youth Housing Coalition, an organization that aims to empower young people to solve some of the country’s most pressing problems. Her work has been featured on multiple TEDx stages. She is currently a Global Goals Ambassador for the United Nations Association.

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University as well as a B.S. in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon.

Jennifer’s ultimate goal is to create innovative solutions to global problems while empowering audiences to show up as leaders in their communities.


The Future of Housing: A Global Perspective

Founder of Youth Housing Coalition, Jennifer Borrero, guides the audience through effective strategies for transforming housing into a community-building force. Her insights emphasize collaboration, innovation, and sustainable practices in shaping the future of real estate.

Jennifer’s vision extends from policy to on-the-ground implementation, offering a roadmap for individuals and organizations to contribute to housing solutions. She tells stories of working in the industry, from building a Tiny Home community in California to advocating for Housing at the United Nations.

Jennifer shares insights on the importance of making sure the people living in these growing areas are directly involved in the development conversation. She explores how different cultures approach housing and what the future holds for integrating these perspectives into cohesive, sustainable development strategies.

Jennifer’s focus is to empower the next generation of Real Estate leaders by fostering a relationship between housing, culture, and the environment that creates healthier and more resilient communities for generations to come.


Participants of this Program will learn:

  • Insights into inclusive approaches in real estate development, building a greater understanding of diverse communities and their needs.
  • Explore strategies to make housing a force for innovation and sustainable practices.
  • Build a roadmap for contributing to affordable housing solutions.

Igniting Change

It’s time for a new generation to rise and reshape the future. In this keynote program, Jennifer highlights her social justice work and explores how young professionals can actively engage in creating a more equitable and inclusive society.

As a UN Ambassador and founder of a nonprofit, Jennifer recalls her journey of changing careers from a Wall Street techie to focus on social justice issues. Jennifer shares how she created opportunities for herself in rooms where she was deemed too young to have a powerful voice. From meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill to working with students in the Middle East, Jennifer provides the framework she used to have her voice be heard around the world.

Through thought-provoking stories and compelling insights, Jennifer will demonstrate the immense potential of Gen Z to drive meaningful change and how to overcome personal barriers. From grassroots activism to digital advocacy, young professionals will gain valuable tools and resources to effectively amplify their voices and make a tangible impact.

Audiences will leave this program with a newfound sense of purpose and a clear roadmap for action. They will be equipped with the knowledge and inspiration to engage in social justice work and be catalysts to ultimately maximize their potential.


Participants of this Program will learn:

  • Recognizing the potential for a fulfilling career that creates positive change in the world,
  • Effective ways to channel passion and translate it into impactful actions,
  • The critical role Gen Z can play in advocating for and implementing social justice reforms, and
  • The power of connection and community in finding purpose and meaning in life.

The Pressure of a Dream

Who am I? Why am I here? These questions are what both haunted and inspired Jennifer for years to seek deeper meaning. The only person in her family born in the US, she always felt the pressure to succeed in America, while also living up to the expectation of being a woman in a traditional Mexican family.

In this keynote program, Jennifer Borrero shares her personal journey of navigating the pressure to be perfect while striving to make her Hispanic family proud. She recalls stories of struggling to make ends meet, while sending money back to her family, insights of feeling overwhelmed and alone in college and how she turned that pressure and guilt into a career filled with purpose. Jennifer harnesses her leadership style in male dominated spaces while staying true to her roots.

This program is specifically designed to empower audiences seeking to strike a balance between their professional pursuits and cultural expectations, participants who may feel that they are being pulled in opposite directions and are unsure of who they are at their core.

A TRIO college graduate and now a UN Ambassador, Jennifer plants a seed of courage in each participant. Audiences will leave with the tools to turn pressure into power, and understand how to use the unique challenges to develop practices that will cultivate self-compassion.


Participants of this Program will learn:

  • How to use societal and cultural expectations of perfection to build resilience and self-compassion,
  • How to maintain a strong connection to one’s roots and heritage, and strategies for integrating cultural values and traditions into your professional experience
  • How to find your leadership style as a woman-identifying person,
  • How to create your own path by setting realistic goals and redefining success in their own terms, and
  • How to seek mentorship and guidance from peers, professors and campus resources.
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For Leaders & Teams:

  • Leaders and teams looking to integrate purpose and meaning into their work
  • Organizations looking for a novel approach to tackle social issues in their communities

Leading Beyond Borders: Empowering Women Leaders

Jennifer Borerro is a woman who has decided to lead and create change, while also juggling the obstacles of not being from this country. In this keynote she shares her insights into the unique strengths of first-generation women leaders, delving into the challenges they face and the resilience needed to overcome obstacles. The conversation extends to motivating strategies, blending anecdotes from Jennifer’s journey with the perseverance of women leaders.

The discussion studies management techniques from executive suites to blue-collar positions, focusing on fostering continued growth and leadership at all organizational levels. Jennifer advocates for holistic success, offering strategies to cultivate and propel the growth of women leaders. The keynote not only highlights challenges but also celebrates the triumphs of these leaders. Jennifer encourages a commitment to understanding, supporting, and empowering them.

Jennifer offers a roadmap for organizations to cultivate and propel the growth of first-gen women, mirroring the programs and initiatives that have marked her own impactful career.


Participants of this Program will learn:

  • How organizations can identify budding leaders and how to support them along their journey
  • How organizations can manage, retain, and advance these promising leaders successfully
  • How women-identifying individuals can use their background to clarify and guide them as they build their own leadership journey

Leadership, In Your Community and In The World

Two out of three young adults want to change the world. Are we giving them the tools to do that? Jennifer Borrero has been creating her I.D.E.A.L. impact in the world, and in this keynote she prepares audiences to take opportunities by storm, get the most out of their professional experience and become leaders in work and life.

Throughout the program, Jennifer Borrero equips audiences with a practical roadmap for making an I.D.E.A.L. impact in their own lives and communities. Whether it’s starting a social initiative, advocating for causes they believe in, or becoming change agents in their chosen fields, this keynote program empowers young professionals to embrace their passions and become influential leaders. Audiences will leave feeling inspired, motivated, and ready to make a lasting positive impact on the world around them.


Participants of this Program will learn:

  • How to gain clarity on their unique talents and discover what truly drives them through connection and meaning,
  • How to envision a future that aligns with their aspirations and how to embrace their own limitless potential,
  • How to broaden their horizons and fuel transformations past their fears, failures and challenges,
  • How to take intentional steps towards their goals and practical strategies for setting achievable milestones, and
  • Actionable leadership tools, how to empower others, and create a ripple effect of impact in their communities
Ideal Audience:

This Program is Perfect For Leaders & Teams:

  • Teams that are struggling with low morale and a lack of community.
  • Disconnected groups that are missing out on their tremendous potential.
  • Organizations looking to inspire change at a local and global level.

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