Jessica Abo is an award-winning television journalist, the founder of Match 4 Good, Inc. and an innate entrepreneur. After spending years volunteering for non-profits, coaching executives looking for a career change and helping singles find their soul mate, Jessica founded Match 4 Good, Inc. Her boutique consulting firm is a creative enterprise with a social and philanthropic twist, that helps people find everything from their professional path in life, an organ donor or their soul mate.
Recently I met Jessica and was immediately drawn to her vivacious personality and infectious drive. Jessica invited me to JICNY and Match 4 Good’s first panel discussion of four spectacular female entrepreneurs sharing their incredible stories about their career paths. The women included Nili Lotan, designer of the Nili Lotan Label; Eleni Gianopulos, owner of the famous bakery, Elenis New York; Shira Sky head talent booker at Huff Post Live; and Pamela Mirels, founder of Culture Horde. Jessica mediated the panel as each woman shared their inspiring story of how they took a leap of faith and followed their passions. The panel discussion was filled with inspirational stories and brilliant advice. I’ll leave you with three tips that resonated with me the most.
1. Just do it! Take a chance and follow your dream, whether it’s big or small just get started… NOW!
2. Be nice to everyone you meet, your relationships are what will help you most in life. I’m a firm believer in this and I’ve made some amazing relationships because of it.
3. Follow your passion, this is what makes your job fun and not a job at all.
Jeanette | @jeanettezinno