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

Solo Talk “How Invisible Disabilities Impact Performance, Tenure & Entrepreneurship” Tech Inclusion

I get sh*t done and have the energy of four people. My goal is to create fundamental change in People Operations. As Head of Learning and Organizational Development at Quartet Health, I help empower organizational culture to be inclusive, diverse, and promote equity for all employees.

As Co-Founder of The Rise Journey (www.therisejourney.com), I work with growth stage companies designing and implementing strategies to build cohesive teams while developing a sustainable organizational culture. I put theoretical People Ops ideas into scalable best practices.

As a no BS kind of person, I’m focused on hands on engagement, real world experiences, and communicating successes and struggles in personal and professional realms. My talks and workshops are engaging, transparent, and relatable, with action-oriented takeaways.

Focus areas include:

  • Career development

  • Invisible disability advocacy

  • Imposter syndrome

  • Diversity recruitment and engagement strategies

  • Attracting, Retaining, and Engaging with Women in tech

Work Matters for All: Stories of Disability and Professional Success by Berkeley College

Workshop Facilitator

Combat Imposter Syndrome Workshop

No BS, safe space workshop at the intersection of Imposter Syndrome, owning strengths and achievements, and forward career momentum.

Impact on Career & tenure for women with Invisible Disabilities

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