Monday’s Madame: Kristen Kenner, Founder Of On The Verj

December 9, 2013  |  

Kristen Kenner

Monday’s Madame: Kristen Kenner

Age: 22

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Why She Inspires Us: Upon graduation, Temple University graduate Kristen Kenner launched her company On The Verj (OTV) as a women’s empowerment brand. The drive behind the brand is to identify, encourage and highlight women who are on the “verj”.

Kenner defines a “verj” as:  “the point before someone, something, or an idea takes off.” Besides providing publicity and guidance to young women on the go, Kenner plans to incorporate an On The Verj nail polish line, called Verj Nail Lacquer. Unlike other nail polish merchandise, Kenner will make the line charitable by providing manicure parties for high school girls who are prom ready but can’t afford to get their nails done.

OTV aims to celebrate women who are making strides toward both their personal and professional goals. The site also encourages women to pursue goals with the objective to become their optimum self.

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Tweet OTV On Twitter: @On_The_Verj


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