Marissa Jennings is Chief Executive Officer of SOCIALgrlz, LLC, the first mobile, web publishing company for African American girls. She has extensive experience working at national organizations that strive to improve the lives of girls, including Girls Inc., Girl Scouts of America, and the BET Foundation. These organizations and companies enhanced her knowledge and ability to understand the needs of girls through programs and policy.
In her various positions, Jennings organized youth camps and coordinated initiatives to educate girls on healthy lifestyles. She also developed business acumen in the private and public sector as a project manager and public affairs specialist, where she handled federal government relations, national media campaigns, and community outreach projects. Jennings also served as the publicist for the book Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to The New First Lady.
Jennings was recognized as a 2015 White House Champion of Change for her business and leadership skills at SOCIALgrlz. SOCIALgrlz has been featured in Black Enterprise, Tech Cocktail, and National Public Radio.
As a result of her experiences, Jennings has become even more committed to improving and empowering African-American girls through technology , especially those living in poor and urban communities.