Hi, I'm Jess! I started Mic Drop Workshop with one mission: get more women speakers in keynote spots. As my speaking career has developed, I'm continuously the token woman in lineups and rarely see an even representation of women voices on stage. It's time to change that.
The good news is audiences have started to notice the lack of women speakers and are putting pressure on conferences to put more women in the lineup. However, there aren't as many women out there who believe they can be speakers as much as there are men (shocker, right?). So my goal for this workshop is to get women feeling confident in their story in a way where they can make an impact and an income through public speaking.
A little bit about me! While running my business, Headbands of Hope, I speak professionally over 40 times a year to campuses, corporations and conferences. I have keynoted at Leadercast Live, SAS Global Forum, Women's Business Summit, Newell Brands, Citrix and more. However, don't let my long list of speaking experience fool you. I'm just a twenty-something that is obsessed with her dog and Taco Tuesdays :)
Right now, my focus is on empowering more women to grab the mic through establishing a deeper relationship with with their own unique experiences, and telling their story in a way that provides value to an audience.
I'm totally transparent about my path to success (including the many mistakes I have made) because I want to paint the real picture for you. I believe that you shouldn't have to choose between making a living and making a difference and I'm passionate about helping others find those collision points and live a more fun and purposeful life.