Jessica N. Grounds

DE&I Leader, Coach and Facilitator, Co-Founder of Mine The Gap, The Leadership Edge’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner
“Building inclusive and productive workplaces is my passion. I love working with TLE to support diverse, inclusive, productive, and inspired leaders.”


  • Jessica N. Grounds is an internationally recognized thought-leader in women’s leadership and workplace diversity practices. She has developed innovative approaches to advance women leaders in a wide range of industries and has published cutting-edge research on effective leadership in business and politics. Jessica has designed trainings and programs in the U.S. and globally to enhance better workplace performance and leadership skills.

  • Jessica advises major companies, organizations, and government agencies including: Amazon Web Services, National Geographic Society, Facebook, the Federal Aviation Administration, PG&E, Center for International Private Enterprise, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and California Partners Project.


  • Master of Science in Leadership, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

  • Graduate Certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership, American University, Women & Politics Institute

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Pepperdine University


  • Member of Nasdaq’s Center for Board Excellence Insights Council

  • Member of UN Women’s G7 Project, WeEmpower

  • Co-founder & Board Member, Running Start


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