#426 Jessica Gosling
Jess is a powerhouse that seeks to lift others in everything she does. She has previously worked in SME/start-ups in the MENA region, ran a digital platform with a readership of 6-million as Deputy Editor-In-Chief out of Hong Kong, and has been a part of a high achieving team in two United Nations deployments. However, women's empowerment has been at the heart of a lot of Jess's efforts. Jess launched the Growth & Grace Collective (G&G), a non-industry specific network seeking to connect, inspire and empower women globally. The collective seeks to encourage women to meet likeminded women who work in other sectors, and they have specific programmes of work for different sectors. It seeks to elevate women out of social mobility issues, remove the financial burden of networking/professional development and give women a platform. In June 2019 and has over 200 LinkedIn members, ran 11 events and have had a reach of over 2k in three months. G&G are being noticed by thought leaders in the field and seeks to connect communities which don't necessarily connect as much as they should. Jess works in the British Government. In her spare time, she is a keen traveller (soon to hit country 80!), foodie and networker with a passion for all things digital and tech-related.