Jillian Blackwell is currently a Microsoft Sales Executive working in the Department of Defense helping the Army and Navy with their digital transformation. She started her love for business and entrepreneurship at the age 10 with her paper route in Detroit, MI. Now with over 20 plus years of professional sales, business development and marketing experience, Jillian has held various positions at some of the top Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, AT&T and overseas with Saatchi & Saatchi advertising.
Throughout her career, Jillian has demonstrated a deep passion for learning new skills and advising customers on innovative means of leveraging technology to address their needs, advance their business objectives and transform their business models. In addition to her current role, Jillian volunteers and serves as the Worldwide Chapter lead for Microsoft’s largest Employee Resources Group, Blacks at Microsoft (BAM). She is the past president of NAWBO Excel a nonprofit affiliated with the National Association of Women Business Owners.
She’s a sought after speaker, mentor to many and founder of “Brilliant in Business Bootcamp” where she teaches women how to apply biblical principles and practical ammunition to help them battle their most difficult business and professional challenges. Jillian attended Wayne State University and University of Michigan-Dearborn.