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Kwanza Jones is the co-founder and CEO of the Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grant-making and impact investment organization, making a lasting effect across four key areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, Equal Opportunity and Empowerment (kjsi.org). Prior to founding the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, Jones taught cross cultural negotiations at New York University, was a mediator for the New York City Civil Court, and started her career in media and production at Innovation Empowerment Group. She is also the founder of SUPERCHARGED ® by Kwanza Jones, a lifestyle & personal development brand that helps individuals and organizations continuously improve. (iamsupercharged.com)

With a multifaceted background spanning music, media, production, law, business and philanthropy, some say Jones is a Renaissance woman, others call her a Boss. Given her background as a nine-time and Top 10 Billboard charting dance music artist, it’s no surprise — her energy ignites confidence and action. It’s all part of Kwanza Jones’ passion and purpose, to be a catalyst for the betterment of humanity. (kwanzajones.com)

Kwanza Jones is a catalyst. She is the co-founder and CEO of the Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano SUPERCHARGED Initiative, a philanthropic grant-making and impact investment organization. Founded in 2014, the Initiative invests in individuals, organizations, early stage/growth ventures, nonprofits and for-profit companies that are compatible with its goal to make a lasting impact across four key areas: Education, Entrepreneurship, Equal Opportunity and Empowerment (kjsi.org)

Prior to founding the SUPERCHARGED Initiative, Jones taught cross cultural negotiations at New York University, was a mediator for the New York City Civil Court and started her career in media and production at Innovation Empowerment Group.

Jones currently serves on the Board of Directors of several SUPERCHARGED Initiative portfolio companies. She also founded SUPERCHARGED® by Kwanza Jones, a lifestyle & personal development brand that helps individuals and organizations continuously improve. There, she works with a talented team of creators, strategists and Igniters. (iamsupercharged.com)

With a multifaceted background spanning music, media, production, law, business and philanthropy, some say Jones is a Renaissance woman, others call her a Boss. For Kwanza, the title does not matter, the work does. She has been able to merge her three parallel pursuits of creating, investing and powering transformative change, all while shaking up the status quo of what a career should be.

Whether serving on corporate boards, teaching negotiation classes at major universities, performing, or speaking on entrepreneurship, empowerment, diversity and leadership, Kwanza Jones inspires and energizes audiences. Given her background as a nine-time and Top 10 Billboard charting dance music artist, it’s no surprise — her energy ignites confidence and action. It’s all part of Kwanza Jones’ passion and purpose, to be a catalyst for the betterment of humanity. (kwanzajones.com)

Jones is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Public and International Affairs, Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she earned her Juris Doctor, and Pepperdine University School of Law where she earned her Master of Dispute Resolution.


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IN THE MEDIA

Kwanza Jones encourages Bennett College graduates to recognize their greatness during 2019 Commencement Address

During commencement exercises on May 4, Dr. Kwanza Jones told Bennett College graduates to continue uplifting and supporting each other and to always recognize their greatness – even when others don’t...

Kwanza Jones, a prominent investor, philanthropist, lawyer and founder/CEO of lifestyle brand SUPERCHARGED®, will deliver Bennett College’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. on the campus Quadrangle. Jones and her husband, José E. Feliciano, made an historic donation of $1 million to the #StandWithBennett Campaign…

Kwanza Jones, a Los Angeles-based recording artist, producer, impact investor and philanthropist, will be the speaker at Winston-Salem State University's 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 10.

The voices of hundreds of Princeton alumnae roared at the opening reception of “She Roars” on Thursday, Oct. 4, held in a giant tent on New South lawn, festooned with black and orange decorations. The reception was followed by a women-in-the-arts showcase at the Lewis Arts complex…

Private Equity for Puerto Rico (“PE for PR” or “the Fund”), formed by a group of leading private equity firms, including Clearlake Capital Group, Valor Equity Partners, StepStone Group, Palladium Equity Partners, LLC and MoonSail Capital, LLC, along with the Kwanza Jones and José E. Feliciano Supercharged Initiative today announced that the fund…

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