Jenni_PriskFollowing 9/11, Jenni Prisk founded Voices of Women (VOW), together with an extraordinary group of San Diego women and men who believe passionately that the power of education, information and communication can make a difference in breaking down global and political boundaries.

Prisk is a motivational speaker, and is the president and founder of Prisk Communication – an award-winning public speaking and communication skills training and coaching company based in San Diego, providing services nationally and internationally.

In addition, Prisk is the Chair of the San Diego Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). She has attended several annual meetings of CSW at the United Nations in New York. Prisk is also the President of the Association of California Commission for Women (ACCW). Annually, Prisk provides public speaking skills to the women peacemakers who take up residence at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. She is a communications instructor at The Hansen Institute at the University of San Diego.

Through her membership in San Diego Rotary Club 33, Prisk is on three committees including the Peace Committee, which she chairs. Prisk founded a program with the United Women of East Africa Support Team (UWEAST), refugee women living in San Diego to provide training and coaching in business and life skills. In 2010, Prisk visited Uganda, where she delivered workshops focused on businesses for local women to help them work towards fiscal independence. In 2011 she visited Kenya and provided business skills for the girls at the Daraja Academy.

In 1994, she received the San Diego Business Journal’s Award for Women Who Mean Business. In 1995, Prisk was a finalist in Bank of America’s first Enterprise Award Program, as well as an honoree in the Women Together Awards. In 1999, she was honored as a regional finalist in Working Woman magazine’s first Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Program. In 2006, Prisk received a Living Legacy Award from the Women’s International Center (WIC). In 2008, she received a Community Leader Award from the UCSD Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project. She was a nominee in 2009 in San Diego Magazine’s Women of Worth Awards. In 2011, she received a YWCA TWIN Award, and in 2013, she was an Athena Pinnacle Awards finalist and Heilbron Awards finalist.

 

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