Lioness Magazine today announced the addition of Jenny Kassan to their Advisory Board. She was recently appointed to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, and was responsible for submitting the petition to the SEC that led to the passage of the 2012 JOBS Act.
Kassan has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and attorney and is certified as a coach by the International Association of Women in Coaching. She has helped her clients raise millions of dollars and raised several hundred thousand for her own business. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
“I am excited to join Lioness’s team of advisors because I believe that when women entrepreneurs have the tools and support they need to grow their businesses on their own terms everyone benefits,” Kassan said. “Lioness’s unique combination of media and support for entrepreneurs is a wonderful platform for reaching the large numbers of women entrepreneurs throughout the country who so often feel alone and struggle to find a supportive community.”
Lioness Magazine is revolutionizing the way woman entrepreneurs consume news and receive mentoring for professional and personal development, giving women the ultimate resource for entrepreneurship. They are doing for women entrepreneurs what TechCrunch did for techies; giving them a home.
Before becoming a securities lawyer, Kassan worked for 11 years at a nonprofit community development corporation in Oakland, where she served as staff attorney and managed community economic development projects including the formation and management of several social ventures designed to employ and create business ownership opportunities for low-income community residents.
She is the president of Community Ventures, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the economic and social development of communities. She also co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal information to support sustainable economies.
She is a member of the Content Advisory Panel of Conscious Company Magazine.