Member of the Month
This month’s member, Jen Myers, started an impressive business strategy consulting firm last year; with a goal of helping other businesses get started. Her passion for volunteering has driven her since a young age. Born and raised in Encino, CA, Jen attended Harvard Westlake High School. She then left Los Angeles for one year, as she studied abroad at the London School of Economics, but then returned to continue her education at USC. She left LA once again for graduate school across the country, graduating from University of Chicago, but the weather sent her running back to sunny California. She currently lives near UCLA but just got engaged, so following the September wedding she plans on moving to Manhattan Beach.
Jen has a lot of prior work experience, including the Cal literacy program and working as a consultant for Caproot foundation (helping non-profits figure out how to best make themselves sustainable). Her primary areas of expertise are writing business plans, helping clients effectively brainstorm, implement and pitch ideas, and strategizing for effective growth. She created Alayne Strategies to empower people to turn ideas into sustainable businesses and has worked with countless inventors, entrepreneurs and business professionals to build their vision into a steady income stream.
Last year when Jen was starting her own business, her friend brought her to a Los Angeles Jewish Chamber of Commerce event to meet people to help her business idea succeed. The distinct atmosphere of this chamber and the overwhelming feeling of camaraderie, where she felt everyone wanted the other member succeed, led her to sign up as a member within 10 minutes.
Backflash founder Alaynestrategies.com