JESSICA N. GROUNDS
has founded and led multiple organizations to advance women in leadership. She is the Co-Founder of Mine The Gap
, a company that equips leaders and industries with the strategy and tools to create and sustain gender-inclusive work environments. Mine The Gap
has worked with industry leaders like Amazon, National Geographic, Facebook, and PG&E. Jessica is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Running Start, an organization that trains young women to lead in politics. Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, she served as Director of Women Ready for Hillary. Jessica lectures globally on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Her work has secured private sector investment from companies including Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, and Google. Jessica holds a master's degree in leadership from Georgetown University and a graduate certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership from the Women & Politics Institute. She published cutting-edge research on women’s leadership and has been profiled in numerous publications. She was named a “40 Under 40” from the American Association of Political Consultants
and recognized in Marie Claire as The New Guard: America’s 50 Most Influential Women.