1990 – Gaining experience: California State Treasurer’s Office, Bank of America, Wilshire Associates, business school at UCLA
1998 – Chosen as the “Money Expert” for CBS-TV, Los Angeles – seeding the idea for my first real business, Women’s Financial Network.
1999 – Launched Women’s Financial Network, the first financial firm for women, by women. Sold to Siebert Financial (NYSE:SIEB), headed by the legendary Muriel “Micki” Siebert.
2001 – Partner with Microsoft Money as advisor and Realize Your Potential spokesperson, educating women across the country.
2001 – Published What’s Your Net Worth?, the first of three books, and produce a Public Television Show.
2002 – Hired by Jamie Dimon, now CEO of JPMorgan Chase.
2002 – Appear on Oprah to discuss book and women and money
2005 – Launch “Winning Advice with Jennifer Openshaw” on ABC Radio.
2005 – The Budget Kit, one of several tools developed, receives Dr. Phil’s endorsement, leading to 50,000 orders in two days.
2007 – My first (and only) magazine cover featuring The Millionaire Zone (Hyperion), based on research about how the wealthy leverage their networks for success.
2011 – SuperFutures and its Passions into Impact program – the basis for Girls with Impact – is delivered to LA Alliance for College Ready Public Schools, a top charter school. Kids say it changed their lives.
Meg Partridge, one of Girls with Impact’s first students and now founder of Deia, a design firm with social impact, at the United Nations with Arun Ghandi, grandson of Mahatma Ghandi.
2014 – Become executive director of the Financial Women’s Association.
2016 – Lead Mercer’s presence at the World Economic Forum with the CEOs of Cisco, eBay, UBS, and the Marriott talking about moving women up in the workplace.
2016 – Daughter Gianna becomes my own testing ground for Girls with Impact as she gets her first entrepreneurship lesson, selling Mistletoe and reaping $200 in three hours.
2016 – Family picture: Gianna has to use half the funds earned for something other than herself, leading my family to run Christmas breakfast for an entire homeless shelter, creating a valuable lesson and day for us all.