Speaker – CEO – Audacious Defender
As a female CEO, Jess understands personally the barriers that many women face as they climb a leadership ladder at work.
Now she’s on a mission to help women strengthen their skills so they can shatter glass ceilings and build careers they’re proud of. Through keynote speeches, consulting and training, Jess advises businesses on how to create inclusive and equitable workplaces and teaches powerhouse women how to stand up, speak up and win.
What People are Saying…
Jessica has an innate ability to draw in her audience with her infectious enthusiasm for life, and through her extraordinary expertise. Through Jessica’s sharp wit and humorous candor, she comprehensively outlines what it takes to be a successful female leader in our chaotic work world. She shares with you dynamic strategies, which help elicit the growth needed to foster healthy and balanced workplace values. She provides to her listeners proven methods that help logically empower employees to not only embrace self-advocacy and self-awareness, but to build authentic relationships that drive a positive culture.
— Megan Dahmen, Regional Office Manager
She is the Brene Brown of leadership.
— Leader, Precision Manufacturing Company
Jess's keynote was the perfect way to kick off our virtual Convention. The messaging was so honest, relevant, and tailored to our organizations values and what we wanted to convey to our members during this unique experience.
— Membership Association Executive
I felt Jess was talking directly to me and inspiring me to be honest with myself and how I can lean into the female leadership competencies in my work and personal life. Very helpful, thoughtful, well-researched, actionable, engaging session on women’s leadership and aspiring towards goals
— Junior League Member