Jennifer C. Manuel
Jennifer Manuel is the founder & CEO of Via Consulting Group, a boutique gender parity and leadership development consultancy dedicated to advancing women into leadership and closing the gender pay gap in the public, private & non-profit sectors.
A Sacramento native, Manuel received undergraduate degrees in psychology and philosophy from Santa Clara University, her masters in industrial/ organizational psychology from New York University.
Before launching Via in 2015, Manuel spent nearly 10 years in a variety of leadership roles in IBM’s Global Business Services consulting organization, where she created and ran award-winning global programs for Fortune 500 clients in talent management, leadership development, change management, and digital collaboration.
Her advocacy for gender parity in leadership led to her talk at the 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she spoke passionately about the need to translate global data on the gender pay gap into meaningful grassroots actions in our local communities.
She serves as a Leadership Ambassador for Take The Lead, an organization dedicated to achieving leadership parity for women across the U.S. by 2025. She testified at the California Senate Select Committee on Women, Work and Families in support of gender equity on corporate boards. She is the founder of Equal Pay Day Sacramento, a series of programs to raise awareness and provide individual, community and organizational-level solutions to pay inequities in our region.
Manuel is proud to serve as on the boards of NAWBO Sacramento Valley, United Way California Capital Region, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Sacramento Alumni Board.