Jes' goal is to create fundamental change in people operations. As Co-Founder and COO of The Rise Journey, she operationalizes DEIBA (diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility) strategies as part of building foundational and sustainable organizational culture. She works to empower inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaces for all employees.
As a no BS kind of person, Jes is focused on hands-on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating successes and struggles in personal and professional realms. Her talks and workshops are engaging, transparent, and relatable, with action-oriented takeaways. She has an extensive background working with startups, specifically in international tech and mental health. Her focus areas include: Career development, invisible disability advocacy, imposter syndrome, diversity recruitment and engagement strategies, employee resource groups, and women in tech.