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Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Names Authentic Founder & CEO Jennifer Zick a 2024 Women In Business Honoree

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Names Authentic Founder & CEO Jennifer Zick a 2024 Women In Business Honoree

Minneapolis, MN, March 22, 2024 – The Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ) today named Jennifer Zick, Founder & CEO of Authentic, as a 2024 Women in Business honoree. This year marks the 27th annual awards program, which recognizes the Twin Cities’ most influential women including industry-leading executives, entrepreneurs and business owners.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized in the company of so many high-impact women,” says Zick. “I am grateful to represent my team, my family, and my beloved Minnesota community as an honoree.”

A first-time founder, Zick launched Authentic in 2017 and has grown the business an average of 82% YoY as a pioneer and national leader in the Fractional CMO industry. Under Zick’s leadership, Authentic was named a 2023 Best Places to Work and was ranked #16 on the Business Journal’s 2023 Fast 50 List.

A regular presenter on podcasts and at local and national business events, Zick’s articulate, relatable style, charisma, and marketing expertise make her a sought-after speaker. But it’s her humble, servant-hearted leadership and generous approach to community-building that have made her a highly respected entrepreneurial leader within and beyond the Twin Cities business community.

In parallel with the launch of Authentic, Zick created a community service movement called “Two Or More.” In line with Zick’s values-based mission for Authentic, the philosophy behind Two Or More is that beautiful, inspiring, valuable, amazing things happen when two or more people show up with willing hands and open hearts. Since its inception in 2017, Two Or More has brought together more than 400 volunteers, contributing over 1,200 volunteer hours, in support of 11 non-profits.

Zick is also the founder of Integrator Community™ (IC), a forum designed for COOs and other second-in-command executive leaders to build connection and community. Launched in 2020, Integrator Community hosts free, high-value monthly virtual events, and today serves more than 1,200 leaders from across 47 US states and 23 countries globally. 

All 2024 honorees will be featured in the May 17 Women in Business publication and honored at a high-profile luncheon and expo that same day at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. Details and registration here.

About Authentic 

Authentic® is a national fractional CMO firm, serving clients across the United States and beyond. We were early pioneers in our industry, and continue to set the standard for fractional CMO excellence.

Our unique approach combines Marketers + Methodology + Mindshare to help growing businesses Overcome Random Acts of Marketing® and increase maturity, growth, and transferrable value.

We are Authentic Fractional CMOs™
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