Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Industry: Public Relations
Jennifer Bodner says that the greatest lesson she has learned is that if you teach a man to fish, you can feed him for a lifetime. “This is an adage that is crucial to my business philosophy,” she said. “Part of being a successful leader requires taking a leap of faith and placing trust in your employees.”
That’s why Bodner believes that the key elements for success involve professional development, mentorship and communication. “To make a great team function well, a great leader needs to balance the act of teaching skills with being a resource for an employee to develop and fine-tune those skills on their own,” said Bodner.
She has achieved a fine-tuned balance as the Founder and CEO of Babbit Bodner.
Babbit Bodner is a communications consultancy that helps gazelle brands – companies in high-growth mode – leap toward their future successes. Whether it’s a completed round of funding, transition in leadership or launch of a product or service, Babbit Bodner’s focus is on keeping the clients’ communications in pace with their innovations by offering services that include public relations, social media, influencer marketing and creative strategy services.
Bodner’s entrepreneurial spirit developed early. As a college senior she authored her first book, A Girl’s Guide to a Guy’s World, and went door to door to get her foot and her book in the news, resulting in coverage in top lifestyle magazines. Thus, a career in public relations was born. After working in the industry for more than a decade, she took a leap of faith and founded Babbit Bodner.
In six years, the firm has grown significantly with double-digit growth year after year and new services that include a thriving influencer program. “The agency’s growth is a testament not only to the strength of the Babbit Bodner team, but a signal of how strong Jennifer’s leadership and vision are for the organization,” said her staff. “With the ability to merge her sharp business skills with her ever flowing creative thoughts, Jennifer has built a top Atlanta PR firm from the ground up.”
Her leadership skills, communications savvy and business instincts make her a force to be reckoned with, said her staff. “Jennifer is the authority on everything related to the communications industry and her forward-thinking mindset is what has allowed Babbit Bodner to become the successful agency it is today.”
Jenn is an expert at word jumbles and is considering entering a national word jumble competition.