Considered this generation’s “Go to Authority” on women, girls and confidence, Jess Weiner believes that if we want to change culture, we have to work with the media makers, marketers, and influencers who create the messaging.
She is a social entrepreneur and the CEO of Talk to Jess, a consulting and strategy firm that advises global brands on the issues facing today’s women and girls.
Her business acumen and expertise have given her an unprecedented seat at the table among key decision makers- not only to advocate meaningfully on behalf of women and girls but to drive an actual shift in the way media and entertainment engage with them.
With over 20 years of experience working in the field as a speaker, writer and educator, she’s authored two best selling books and has proudly served as Dove’s Global Self-Esteem Ambassador for nearly a decade.
Her recent TEDx Talk, “The Confidence Myth,” explores the messy, simple, and often overlooked truth about cultivating confidence.
She’s also an adjunct professor at USC's Annenberg School of Journalism where she teaches personal branding and entrepreneurship.
Jess was named by Forbes as one of the "14 Power Women to Follow" on Twitter.
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