Chief Development & Communications Officer
As DfGI’s Chief Development & Communications Officer, Jessica Williams leads global development and communications for the entire organization across 6 continents in 144 countries. She is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast.
Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in Communications and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from The University of Oregon. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Nonprofit MBA program.
Jessica has a broad range of professional experience from sales, marketing, advertising, and public relations to entrepreneurship. She is a Certified Scrum Master, a Certified Life Coach, and a Certified Yoga Instructor.
Prior to Days for Girls, she was the CEO of On The Rise Solutions, an organization dedicated to coaching, speaking, consulting, and live events for women in business. She founded On The Rise Summit (a popular annual conference for women in business). Jessica lives in Portland, Oregon with her two dogs, a cat, and her loving husband. You will often find her on a hike or having wine with friends.