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Works with the most influential global network of young people


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Works with the most influential global network of young people


 
 

Jess is...

the Executive Director of We Are Family Foundation, founded in 2002 by legendary music producer and multi-Grammy winner Nile Rodgers.  Nile amplifies musicians, the Foundation amplifies youth and are known as one of the leading international organizations powering the work of the most impactful and influential young people on the planet.  Two of their signature programs are - TEDxTeen, named one of the top 7 youth conferences by Entrepreneur Magazine, which trended #6 worldwide on twitter recently with over 400M impressions in 12 hours, has over 16M views, and over 150 countries around the world tune into the livestream. Three Dot Dash is a sought after incubator and accelerator for social entrepreneurs, with over 250 alumni affecting billions of people, working with over 200+ coalition partners and 250 influential Mentors including the likes of Kweku Mandela, Ross Bleckner and Luis Moreno Ocampo. 

 
 
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Created a game-changing sustainable community development model in Kenya


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Created a game-changing sustainable community development model in Kenya


 
 

She is also...

the founder of Under the Acacia, an organization in Kenya that works in tandem with indigenous tribes in remote areas to implement a game changing model of sustainability and economic security.  Over 150,000 people will be affected by this model, and within the next 2 years once the final investment is complete, the community will conservatively net proceeds of over $100K a year - ensuring complete self reliance for generations to come.

 
 
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Consultant for social content


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Consultant for social content


 
 

As a...

consult, she has been sought after as a producer and social content expert for TED Conferences, the Global Creative Leadership Summit and the United Nations. She is also the Youth Advisor to Joseph Peter and Al Bayati, the Ambassador to Iraq, who campaigned for the adoption of The International Day of Happiness by the United Nations 193 member nations by consensus with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Kweku and Ndaba Mandela. 

 
 
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Thought Leader


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Thought Leader


 
 

Featured in...

The New York Times, The Guardian, CBS Radio, Refinery29, Elizabeth Street, Jetsetter, Fathom, Rank and Style and Paper Magazine named her "Do-Gooder of the Year" in 2008. She has spoken at numerous events including the United Nations, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Arup Leadership Summit, TEDxTeen, Three Dot Dash Summit  and the We Are Family Foundation Gala.

 
 
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Contact


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Contact