About Jess

Jessica Gendron is the President of The Center for Leadership Excellence, a company that is focused on advancing women and helping organizations become great places for women to work.

She is passionate about working with girls and women across every age group, every type of organization, and at every level. Her mission is gender equity. Her day job at The Center for Leadership Excellence allows her to work with professional women and connect with business leaders across industries to truly understand the challenges women face in the working world. Additionally, Jessica remains passionate about working with young women and girls to build confidence, teach self-advocacy, and prepare them for the realities that face them in the “real world”.

With over 15 years of experience working in leadership development and coaching, human resource consulting, business leadership, and fraternities/sororities, Jessica is a respected and sought out speaker and thought-leader for businesses, non-profits, women’s organizations, campus communities, and inter/national fraternal organizations. She has spent most of her career coaching women and individuals to grow and thrive professionally, but more than anything, she is a fierce advocate for advancing women in the workplace and in leadership.​

She is an award-winning curriculum designer and in 2018 was honored for her contributions to the Fraternity and Sorority Community with the Jack L. Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors. She received a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a M.S. in Education from Indiana University – Bloomington.

She is a wife, a mom, and a boss.