photo by Samuel Crossley

photo by Samuel Crossley

Marianne Chester is Co-Founder and Editor of WoJo Holdings, LLC (Women’s Journeys™), the umbrella company for Kaleidoscope™ a book series dedicated to the unique journey of women.

At a young age, Marianne had a love of the performing arts, however her strengths took her to the corporate world where she worked her way up the ladder and held executive positions such as Vice Presidents and CIO for company including: Lucent, VTech, AT&T, Frito Lay and Texas Instruments.

After 25 years of long commutes, international travel and holding high impact positons, Marianne decided it was time to focus more on family and give attention to the creative side so she started mEnterprise Solutions, LLC a successful strategic business consulting firm.

After reaching her company’s ten year anniversary, Marianne decided to devote even more time to the arts. She and her husband’s love of music led them to become Executive Producers of musical albums by artists like Schooner Fare, Iain Matthews, John Batdorf, Sultans of String, Jesse Terry and Ameranouche.

Around that same time, she began journaling on a personal and professional level. Marianne has been a regular contributor for the Lehigh Valley Business Journal, a guest-lecturer at UMass and serves on various business industry and non-profit Boards and Committees.