Jessica Lawrence
Executive Director, NY Tech Meetup

Jessica leads at a scale few people do. As Executive Director of the NY Tech Meetup, she oversees the largest MeetUp in the world, an organization that is one of the most significant drivers of diversity in the New York tech industry. Previously, Jessica was CEO of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council, which boasts a membership of 15,000 girls. Everyone keeps telling us to keep an eye on her, from The Daily Muse's 12 Women to Watch in 2012 to Crain's New York Business's People to Watch in Silicon Alley in 2013. Well, we're watching and we're impressed. Sessions with Jessica will support The OpEd Project.

Likes to talk about
Leadership
Strategy
Entrepreneurship
Organizational Development
Startups
Technology
Organizational Culture
Jessica's Cause: The OpEd Project
The OpEd Project's mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. A starting goal is to increase the number of women thought leaders in key commentary forums to a tipping point. We envision a world where the best ideas - regardless of where they come from - will have a chance to be heard, and to shape society and the world. Working with top universities, foundations, think tanks, nonprofits, corporations and community organizations, we scout and train under-represented experts to take thought leadership positions in their fields; we connect them with our national network of high-level media mentors; and we vet and channel the best new experts and ideas directly to media gatekeepers who need them, across all platforms. The OpEd Project is an Echoing Green Project.