“All I do is put miracle grow on the good work of our staff and girls.”
Where Jess got her girl power: Jess brings a public health and strategic management background to her work at Girl Be Heard. She has formerly worked as a Global Consultant and Director of Community Relations at the NYC Department of Health. Jess was also a principal at Man Up Campaign and engaged 100 young activists from 25 countries to launch a global, youth-led campaign to stop violence against women in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup.
How Jess has been staging the revolution: Jess has been listed in Newsweek as one of 150 Fearless Women who “shake up the world” for her innovative leadership at Girl Be Heard and was just awarded SELF Magazine’s Women Doing Good Award. Jessica also wrote and starred in a New York Times-acclaimed one-woman show, Searching for a Mensch. She has produced theatrical work for the The White House, United Nations Commission on the Status of Women conference, TED Women, the NYC Fringe Festival, and the Estrogenius Festival.
When Jess isn’t staging the revolution she enjoys baking Trader Joes double fudge brownies three times a week and spending time with her husband, identical twin boys, and two tuxedo cats in their home in Brooklyn Heights.
Hear more from Jess by watching her TED Talk, “I’m Sexy and I Know It.”