Jennifer Osmun makes it clear she’s not a Millennial. But she is still very interested in reaping the benefits of the Millennial Queenmaker program, which provides female entrepreneurs with direction as well as assistance with any funding needs they may have.
At the moment Osmun, who like me is a native of Connecticut who made the transition to Southern California living, works as Human Resources Director for Millennial Queenmaker. But she also has her own entrepreneurial goals.
“I have big dreams,” Osmun says. “I want to find passive income opportunities, make my own hours and create something in the business world that I can pass along to my two kids.”
Creating Her Own Role
Not long after packing up and settling in San Diego, Osmun found me and learned of my need for administrative assistance.
She had been a personal assistant back on the East Coast, working for an upscale retirement community. Along with personal chores like making doctor appointments and arranging transportation, she also helped residents with their businesses.
After an interview, we quickly meshed, and I hired her, initially as a personal assistant.
“Within a week, things changed and I was made operations manager,” Osmun says. “And not long after that I took it upon myself to head up the human resources department.”
It was something that needed to be done. The Burns organization was in a hiring mode and now had about half a dozen people on staff—some who were doing admin work, while also starting businesses in the Millennial Queenmaker program.
Osmun finds herself in a “motherly” role with many of the millennials—but she’s also on the lookout for her own entrepreneurial role.
“This is an unbelievably unique, special opportunity,” Osmun says. “I’m looking at the chance to start an online store—maybe organic pet products. And I’m also happy my 14-year-old daughter is seeing how this works and is also interested.”