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Charlottesville hosts Virginia Women's Employment Summit

The city of Charlottesville hosted the Virginia Women’s Employment Summit on Thursday at CitySpace.

The summit focused on careers in information technology, construction, entrepreneurship and other fields in which women are underrepresented. Other topics included salary negotiation, interview techniques and workplace readiness. 

Jennifer McCune, an independent consultant for Rodan & Fields and CEO of McCune Health & Wellness, LLC, gave a keynote address at the summit.

After graduating from Northwestern University, McCune obtained her Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Virginia. She pursued a career in academia by working for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, then as a part-time instructor at UVa and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

After the birth of her second child, McCune worked from home as a Project Coordinator for the Department of Defense, revamping its online culture and language course. 

In 2012, she decided to take on a new challenge: consulting for Rodan & Fields, a global skincare business. The following year she was laid off by the Department of Defense, and Rodan & Fields became her full-time job. She not only started her own business but also formed her own women’s networking group in Charlottesville.