Jessi Knudsen Castaneda
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.
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?
Day 1 - Friday May 19th
Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this networking event to kick-off the conference. We will have music, complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar while you mingle with speakers, panelists, sponsors and fellow attendees. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!