JESSICA LAMBRECHT  FOUNDER & CEO   Drawn to startups and upstart small companies, Jessica has operational experience across a variety of industries – from finance to retail to entertainment – finally landing in nonprofits where she realized her impact could be greater than increased profit margins and new revenue streams. With a passion for finding better ways to do bigger things, she is focused on creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces from the ground up.  She holds a BS in Management & Entrepreneurship and MA in International Business from the University of Florida and NEOMA Business School (ESC Rouen) in France, and an Advanced Diploma in Workplace Diversity from NYU.

JESSICA LAMBRECHT
FOUNDER & CEO

Drawn to startups and upstart small companies, Jessica has operational experience across a variety of industries – from finance to retail to entertainment – finally landing in nonprofits where she realized her impact could be greater than increased profit margins and new revenue streams. With a passion for finding better ways to do bigger things, she is focused on creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces from the ground up.

She holds a BS in Management & Entrepreneurship and MA in International Business from the University of Florida and NEOMA Business School (ESC Rouen) in France, and an Advanced Diploma in Workplace Diversity from NYU.

JES OSROW  CO-FOUNDER & LEAD ADVISOR  Jes gets sh*t done, has the energy of four people, and only puts her name on things that represent her best. She contributes with enthusiasm and a “it’s not done until it’s done right" mentality. Her goal is talk transparently about HR, recruitment, and talent development (since these topics get a bad rap). Jes likes to create and join conversations as a means of being part of a fundamental change in approaches and underlying assumptions in the People Ops realms.  She's a Talent Development Specialist. Her skills include individualized coaching, creating and teaching professional development workshops at all levels, and as of late, the creator of a   series of e-workbooks  .  Her areas of expertise include Diversity & Inclusion, transitions into/out of tech, strengthening of personal brand, identifying transferrable skills, building a professional network, and exploring industries that are conducive to continual professional development.   Twitter  //  www.josrow.com  //  LinkedIn

JES OSROW
CO-FOUNDER & LEAD ADVISOR

Jes gets sh*t done, has the energy of four people, and only puts her name on things that represent her best. She contributes with enthusiasm and a “it’s not done until it’s done right" mentality. Her goal is talk transparently about HR, recruitment, and talent development (since these topics get a bad rap). Jes likes to create and join conversations as a means of being part of a fundamental change in approaches and underlying assumptions in the People Ops realms.

She's a Talent Development Specialist. Her skills include individualized coaching, creating and teaching professional development workshops at all levels, and as of late, the creator of a series of e-workbooks.

Her areas of expertise include Diversity & Inclusion, transitions into/out of tech, strengthening of personal brand, identifying transferrable skills, building a professional network, and exploring industries that are conducive to continual professional development.

Twitter // www.josrow.com // LinkedIn

JHAMILE SCOTT, SHRM-CP  FOUNDING ADVISOR  With a heart for service, Jhamile has always found herself in a role that allows her improve the lives of workers. Her current role is HR Generalist with SEDC where she is primarily responsible for talent acquisition, onboarding, employee relations, and management training. She spent a few years as a Sales Manager in the retail industry before landing in Human Resources, where she truly began to rise. Jhamile considers herself an advocate for the people, and has a passion for Organizational Development. People are the organization's greatest asset, and she is committed to helping your business create an environment where team members are motivated and passionate about their work.  She holds a BA in Psychology from Augusta University, and recently obtained her SHRM-CP. Her mantra,  "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."

JHAMILE SCOTT, SHRM-CP
FOUNDING ADVISOR

With a heart for service, Jhamile has always found herself in a role that allows her improve the lives of workers. Her current role is HR Generalist with SEDC where she is primarily responsible for talent acquisition, onboarding, employee relations, and management training. She spent a few years as a Sales Manager in the retail industry before landing in Human Resources, where she truly began to rise. Jhamile considers herself an advocate for the people, and has a passion for Organizational Development. People are the organization's greatest asset, and she is committed to helping your business create an environment where team members are motivated and passionate about their work.

She holds a BA in Psychology from Augusta University, and recently obtained her SHRM-CP. Her mantra, "The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work."

 
LAURA WYANT  DIGITAL MEDIA & STRATEGY CONSULTANT  Laura Wyant has over a decade of experience working with national and international companies to develop their brand voice and aid in implementing creative and strategic digital campaigns and advisement.   Laura holds a B.S. in Journalism and has contributed to a NYT Best Seller book, ghost written articles featured in medical journals and has conducted webinars on the merits of social media in small businesses, healthcare and more.  She is passionate about women's health and wellness and an avid Planned Parenthood volunteer in addition to being a mother of a sassy toddler. She resides in NYC.   Website  //  Twitter  //  LinkedIn

LAURA WYANT
DIGITAL MEDIA & STRATEGY CONSULTANT

Laura Wyant has over a decade of experience working with national and international companies to develop their brand voice and aid in implementing creative and strategic digital campaigns and advisement.

Laura holds a B.S. in Journalism and has contributed to a NYT Best Seller book, ghost written articles featured in medical journals and has conducted webinars on the merits of social media in small businesses, healthcare and more.

She is passionate about women's health and wellness and an avid Planned Parenthood volunteer in addition to being a mother of a sassy toddler. She resides in NYC.

Website // Twitter // LinkedIn

DORIAN WALTOWER  EVENTS & PR  Dorian Waltower, born in Brooklyn. City boy with Southern values. Finds inspiration in everything around him. Lover of photography, visual arts, and branded experiences. Holds a Bachelors in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University (2007-2011). Currently Director of Production for Brooklyn based creative collective, UnPopular Culture ( @UnPopCultr ). Enjoys exploring the city and stumbling upon New York's artsy gems. Brunch connoisseur. Dorian lives by the mantra, "Laughter keeps the soul alive". A ball of positive energy, always working towards inclusion and diversity.   LinkedIn  //  Twitter  //  Tumblr

DORIAN WALTOWER
EVENTS & PR

Dorian Waltower, born in Brooklyn. City boy with Southern values. Finds inspiration in everything around him. Lover of photography, visual arts, and branded experiences. Holds a Bachelors in Public Relations from Clark Atlanta University (2007-2011). Currently Director of Production for Brooklyn based creative collective, UnPopular Culture (@UnPopCultr). Enjoys exploring the city and stumbling upon New York's artsy gems. Brunch connoisseur. Dorian lives by the mantra, "Laughter keeps the soul alive". A ball of positive energy, always working towards inclusion and diversity.

LinkedIn // Twitter // Tumblr

ELYSE EISENBERG  HEAD OF SALES  A graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Elyse began her career in Los Angeles in the Music Industry at the leading record label, Interscope Records. Working for the Head of Strategic Investments and New Ventures, she loved the opportunity to research and learn about new startups and technologies that would shape the future of the world we live in.  After working for a variety of companies in Los Angeles, she and her husband made the move to San Francisco to explore and dabble in new industries. Her expansive experience in Account Management, Business Development and Sales led her to work for a beauty data and technology startup.  Her current focus is cultivating new business opportunities, driving revenue and helping grow The Rise Journey!  She currently resides in the city of San Francisco with her husband and son.   LinkedIn

ELYSE EISENBERG
HEAD OF SALES

A graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Elyse began her career in Los Angeles in the Music Industry at the leading record label, Interscope Records. Working for the Head of Strategic Investments and New Ventures, she loved the opportunity to research and learn about new startups and technologies that would shape the future of the world we live in.

After working for a variety of companies in Los Angeles, she and her husband made the move to San Francisco to explore and dabble in new industries. Her expansive experience in Account Management, Business Development and Sales led her to work for a beauty data and technology startup.

Her current focus is cultivating new business opportunities, driving revenue and helping grow The Rise Journey!

She currently resides in the city of San Francisco with her husband and son.

LinkedIn

 
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