Virtual Women's Social
Join the Chamber's strong group of professional women for our quarterly gathering and networking event. This special online social will include an opening keynote on The Art of Reinvention from Jes Averhart, creator of Reinvention Roadmap, followed by networking and continued conversation through zoom breakout rooms. Bring your own drinks and snacks!
While we wish we could be meeting in person, let's still commit to taking the time to connect through video and check in with one another during this uncertain time. Register Now.
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Jes Averhart is the CEO of Jes & Co. and creator of the Reinvention Roadmap! As a Mom, Storyteller, Podcaster and member of a Badass Girl Tribe, she uses her flaws and lessons to fuel each incredible life chapter! Jes is obsessed with the process and power of REINVENTION and wants to inspire others to start their journey.
Jes realized her true passion for leadership development and women's empowerment while leading partner engagement at the American Underground, a Google for Startups Tech Hub (aka, the 'Startup Capital of the South' by CNBC). During her tenure, she had the unique opportunity to manage relationships with Google, Fidelity Labs, Wells Fargo, Coastal Credit Union, Lincoln Financial and others. Her time spent immersed in the startup scene also inspired her to co-found Black Wall Street Homecoming, a nonprofit aimed at closing the funding gap for Black and Brown tech founders.
Earlier in her career, Jes launched a boutique event production company. She specialized in providing professional event management services for the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals & Cleveland Browns (NFL), Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), the Procter & Gamble Company, Pepsi Cola North America, as well as a growing number of companies based in the Research Triangle Park.
Originally from Evansport, Ohio, Jes learned the ropes quickly by working in the family's real estate, auctioneering and appraisal business. After college, she accepted a corporate role with General Electric; but it didn't take long before she started her own company, making her a
4th generation entrepreneur. Jes moved to North Carolina in 2005 devoting much of her time serving on various nonprofit boards, writing, cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes and globe-trotting. But without question, her greatest gift is her teenage son Tre who helps keep all things in perspective!
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