Jody Prendergast is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Essence of a Boss, a three day conference curated by and for women of color. The platform was created to gather other female bosses together and pay it forward for our sisters who are seeking to be entrepreneurs by providing resources and connecting them to senior level executives. Past honorees and speakers include Vivica A. Fox (TV actress), Teresa Weatherspoon (WNBA), Vanessa Simmons (television personality), Rolonda Watts (host, author, journalist) and Yandy Smith-Harris (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York). Recently, Jody was a guest speaker on Center Stage at the 25th Anniversary of Essence Festival in New Orleans and took part as a proud sponsor of M.O.B.B. United (Mothers of Black Boys United).

Minority women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. With innovative ideas and possession of eye-catching uniqueness, countless women have stepped out to fulfill their dreams. Even with great drive, life offers its twists and turns that can result in one losing focus or walk in the hesitation of pursuing their dreams. However, when one chooses to move forward despite their trials and embrace the willingness to persevere, the possibilities and rewards to achieving their goals are limitless.  


Boss Enough to Start: Mastering You, Business & Beyond is a guide for the woman who wants to start living life on her terms. Jody Prendergast shares her journey and the necessities of leaping into the world of entrepreneurship. Practical and transparent, ‘Boss Enough to Start’ is a definitive guidebook to help one master life, business, and beyond.