Jane Buckingham

Jane Rinzler Buckingham (born 1968) is an American author and businesswoman who is founder and president of consumer insights firm Trendera. She has written on subjects including parenting tips in The Modern Girls Guide to Life series, and predictions about the future for businesses in What's Next. She was married to Marcus Buckingham until 2018. Buckingham was arrested March 12, 2019, for alleged participation in a college admissions bribery scandal. At the age of 16, Buckingham wrote the book Teens Speak Out, a report from teens on their most intimate thoughts, feelings and hopes for the future.

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Jane Rinzler Buckingham (born 1968) is an American author and businesswoman who is founder and president of consumer insights firm Trendera. She has written on subjects including parenting tips in The Modern Girls Guide to Life series, and predictions about the future for businesses in What's Next.[1] She was married to Marcus Buckingham until 2018.

Buckingham was arrested March 12, 2019, for alleged participation in a college admissions bribery scandal.

Early career

At the age of 16, Buckingham wrote the book Teens Speak Out, a report from teens on their most intimate thoughts, feelings and hopes for the future.[2]

After working in advertising at BBDO New York, FCB/Leber Katz New York and Houston Effler Boston, she started her own youth-focused trend-forecasting firm, Youth Intelligence, in 1996.[citation needed]

Career

Youth Intelligence

Youth Intelligence is a youth-focused consumer insights company that focuses on "Generations X and Y" (i.e. ages 14–39). While running Youth Intelligence, Buckingham published The Cassandra Report, a trend forecasting study used by large companies.[3] The company worked with clients including Chanel, Fox Broadcasting, MTV, Levis, and Procter & Gamble. Buckingham sold Youth Intelligence to Creative Artists Agency in 2003.[citation needed]

The Modern Girl's Guide to Life book series

Buckingham wrote The Modern Girls Guide to Life (Regan, 2004), The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood (Collins, 2006) and The Modern Girls Guide to Sticky Situations (Collins, 2010).[4]

The Modern Girl's Guide to Life television series

The Modern Girls Guide book series was turned into a television series for the Style Network in 2003. The show was hosted by Buckingham along with Eva LaRue, Claudia Jordan and Jess Zaino. The show ran for 36 episodes.[5]

Trendera

Buckingham left the Intelligence Group in 2009 to start Trendera, a trend forecasting, consulting, research, and multi media company.[6] Buckingham consults companies and individuals to help them reach out to diverse agegroups.[7]

Press, film, and television appearances

Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The Los Angeles Times,[7] The Boston Globe, “60 Minutes,"[8] and “Good Morning America.” She has appeared on numerous programs including, “The Today Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and “The View.” Additionally, Buckingham has been a keynote speaker and panelist at events such as ASME, SIMA, and BlogHer.,[9] and L2[10]

Buckingham is currently[when?] a contributing editor at Glamour magazine and The Huffington Post[11] and makes regular appearances on “Good Morning America” and “The View.”

Politics

Buckingham hosted in her home and later co-hosted 2019 California fundraisers for a 2020 exploratory Presidential campaign,[12][13][14][15] and has been a "major donor" to various Democratic political candidates.[16][17]

Arrest

Buckingham was arrested on March 12, 2019, for participation in a college admissions bribery scandal.[18] Portions of recorded conversations between Buckingham and a cooperating witness were included in the FBI's affidavit.[19] She was charged with paying $50,000 USD to Key Worldwide Foundation in exchange for a false proctor who took the ACT on her son's behalf, scoring a 35 out of 36, after Buckingham falsely claimed her son had a learning disability--for entrance to the University of Southern California.[20][21]

References

  1. Boutin, Paul (2008-01-26). "A Sense of the Future - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  2. Jane Buckingham. Teens Speak Out. Donald I Fine, 1986.
  3. "Trend guru Jane Buckingham knows whys and hows of Gens X and Y - SFGate". Articles.sfgate.com. 2008-01-06. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  4. "Author Jane Buckingham biography and book list". Fresh Fiction. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  5. "Official Site - Style Network". mystyle.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  6. Entrepreneur article, 2018
  7. 1 2 "Iwwiw | The X/Y factor - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  8. "The Echo Boomers". CBS News. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  9. "Jane Buckingham | BlogHer". M.blogher.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  10. "Jane Buckingham, Trendera: What Gen Y Wants From Your Brand". YouTube. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  11. "Jane Buckingham". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  12. "USD Among Schools Targeted in Nationwide College Admissions Scandal". Times of San Diego. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2019. Buckingham was the host of a January event at her Beverly Hills home where New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke and was also among the co-hosts for a fundraiser in Beverly Hills on Saturday for Gillibrand’s exploratory committee for a possible campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  13. https://pagesix.com/2019/03/14/mom-ensnared-in-college-admissions-scam-hosted-gillibrand-fundraiser-last-week/
  14. Natalie O'Neill (12 March 2019). "Mom in admissions scandal wrote book about getting out of 'sticky situations'". New York Post. Retrieved 15 March 2019. Buckingham is a Southern California socialite who last Saturday co-hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is running for president.
  15. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mom-implicated-in-college-admissions-scandal-held-gillibrand-fundraiser.amp
  16. Yashar Ali (12 March 2019). "Major Political Donors Indicted In Sweeping College Admissions Investigation". Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 March 2019. Jane Buckingham, marketing consultant Buckingham has donated $71,600 to federal candidates and committees. A total of $14,700 to Kirsten Gillibrand’s Senate campaign $1,250 to Gillibrand’s political action committee $5,700 to committees controlled by Sen. Kamala Harris $30,800 to the DNC through the Obama Victory Fund in 2012 $7,350 to Harris’ California attorney general campaign
  17. Joseph Longo (12 March 2019). "Lori Loughlin's Daughter Caught in College Bribery Scandal After Admitting 'I Don't Really Care About School'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 15 March 2019. Lilia Buckingham is the 16-year-old daughter of big-time Democratic donor Jane Buckingham, who gave $10,800 to Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign in 2018
  18. "College bribery plot: A list of names of those charged in the nationwide scheme". Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  19. "FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme". Washington Post. Washington, DC. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  20. Smith, Laura (2019). "Affidavit in Support of Criminal Complaint" (PDF). Courthouse News Service. Pasadena, California. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  21. Pascus, Brian (March 14, 2019). "Every charge and accusation facing the parents in the college admissions scandal". CBS News. New York, NY. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
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