Jennifer Bardot, MA, MS, is a publisher of the Deconstructing GRIT Collection and Owning Your G.R.I.T.—Five international bestselling anthologies available at Target, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. She is featured on the cover of St. Louis Small Business Monthly as 2021’s Top 100 Persons to Know to Help Grow your business and was awarded the President’s Circle by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Founder of the GRIT Community—a free women’s leadership group 1,2k members—Jennifer has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration a dual Master Degrees in Secondary Education Counseling and Private Practice Therapy, holds certificates in the Dare to Lead Training by Brené Brown, Women in Leadership and Leadership St. Louis by Focus St. Louis. She serves at ITEN Lindenwood University, St. Louis University, Washington University, and Fontbonne University. Featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and several other National Media Platforms. Awarded Titan 100 in St. Louis in 2024. Jennifer is passionate about supporting business owners and female leaders and is a dedicated mother, community connector, and outdoor adrenaline adventurer.