Jess Gosling is a UK Civil Servant, an Award-Winning Entrepreneur (Social Enterprise), Public Speaker, Academic & Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Champion.
Named 27th in the Top 100 Women Future Leaders 2020.
With an eclectic 10+ years in various sectors and industries, Jess has consistently strived to bridge the gap between culture, diplomacy and innovation. She spent over seven years abroad in deployments with the United Nations, UK Government, NGOs, civil society, startups in EMEA, MENA and LATAM regions. She has built her career around interdisciplinary thinking through working on issues like gender mainstreaming, public policy and digital inclusivity for the past nine years.
In a quest to further build on collaborative networks and global knowledge exchange, she began her PhD in political science/public policy last year. Her project builds on global networks, seeking to look at specifically nation-branding, public policy and the creative industries within the UK, Mexico, Georgia and South Korea. She has a deep passion for how we can come together with the use of technology and digital skills, and this is something her PhD project is drawing upon. She frequently hosts free workshops with the General Assembly, Enterprise Nation and other tech-focused companies around soft skills, impact and diversity & inclusion.
Through utilising a positive, proactive, and solution-focused view, she is committed to several pro-bono initiatives in her spare time. She is the co-founder of a social enterprise, the Growth & Grace Collective (G&G), a global community changing the narrative of upskilling, learning and development. In their first year, they powered up 2500+ people over 70 events with a truly global attendance, from Chile, Kenya, Jordan, to Singapore. In January 2021, she launched Gosling & Co. a platform to challenge the perceptions around self-promotion, unconscious biases and imposter syndrome under-represented groups face through free events.
In the past year, Jess's work has been recognised globally:
- Named 27th in the Top 100 Women Future Leaders 2020, Yahoo Finance + Involve
- Shortlisted for Global Public Service Team of the Year 2020: Championing Equality, Apolitical
- Gold Tier #IamRemarkable Workshop Facilitator, Google
- Most Influential Women in the Tech UK 2020, Computer Weekly
Jess is participating in this panel in a pro-bono basis and any views shared do not reflect her employer.