Jennifer Riis-Poulsen, Founder & CEO of Powerhouse Personal Safety & Empowerment Program, is from London, England, and moved to the USA in 2004. She is a second-degree black belt in martial arts. Jennifer formed Powerhouse in November 2011 as a response to the ever-increasing statistics on the number of individuals that are emotionally, verbally, and physically assaulted each year. She made reducing these statistics a passion and personal goal, and has developed a comprehensive personal safety and empowerment program focused on awareness and powerful techniques to build courage and confidence. The curriculum is based on her background in psychology and her 15 years of martial arts experience, and is designed for all females from ten years of age to older.