Jessi Knudsen Castaneda

Animal Wonders - Co-Founder and Executive Director

Access to education and enjoyment in learning are the driving passions in all of Jessi's work. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Animal Wonders, a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 dedicated to rescuing displaced wild and exotic animals and providing educational programs to our local and online communities.

As the host of SciShow Kids, an online science channel for children, Jessi helps bring informal science education to the world where anyone with access to the internet can benefit from the free content.

On the home front, Jessi is a mother of three, a dabbler in artistic creation, and enjoys supporting local organizations, businesses, and community events.

1.00 - 2.00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 20th

Increase Female Leadership in Your Business

An examination of the leadership in the Fortune 500 companies reveals that only 4.8% of CEOs are women. But many reports reveal that companies with more gender diversity among leadership saw greater financial gains. The same reports also revealed that there was a correlation between diversity and performance, with companies with diverse leadership experiencing higher performance and a more competitive advantage. With many notable advantages to diversity, what can you do to attract and retain female leadership?