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

Panelist:  How to Launch a Startup, Columbia

Panelist: How to Launch a Startup, Columbia

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.

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

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

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

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

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