Hi! I'm Jes
Good organizational cultures create space for individuals to bring their whole selves to work.
I take actions to create great organizational cultures that empower these spaces to be empower inclusivity, diversity, and equity for all employees.
advocate & speaker
I get sh*t done and have the energy of four people. My goal is talk transparently about and create fundamental change in People Operations. I’m a no BS kind of person focused on hands on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating about both successes and struggles in personal and professional realms.
Whether speaking at Tech Inclusion, Columbia University, at a local #WomenInBusiness meet-up, or being interviewed about organizational culture for a podcast, my talks are engaging, transparent, relatable, and with action-oriented takeaways.
All talks are based on real world experiences, success, and learnings around:
Women’s career trajectory & entrepreneurship
Person living, working, and thriving with a disability (and employment)
Workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and using data to show tangible change
Startup co-founder: The Rise Journey
Combating Imposter Syndrome
founder & Coach
As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey, I work with growth stage companies to design and implement strategies to build the best team and develop a sustainable organizational culture. In the workplace, I put theoretical People Ops ideas into best practices.
Areas of expertise are:
Organizational Development & employee engagement
Diversity focused recruitment
People Operations at scale
Taking a ‘treat humans with humanity’ approach to Human Resources
No BS, safe space workshop at the intersection of Imposter Syndrome, owning strengths and achievements, and forward career momentum.
The talk outlines core themes of women in tech with Invisible Disabilities (IDs). The research and presentation highlights:
- real life examples and personal stories
- evolution of work practices and entrepreneurship
- outcomes of conversation about disability and career