Jess Gosling is a UK Civil Servant, an Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Academic & International Strategy/Culture/DiversityLeadership Consultant.
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 7 years abroad in deployments with the United Nations, NGOs, civil society, startups in EMEA, MENA and LATAM regions. She has built her career around interdisciplinary thinking, and adding value from a cross-sectorial approach.
Jess works within the UK Government on matters of cultural diplomacy, soft power and international affairs. In September 2020, she began her PhD in interdisciplinary thinking, focusing on how soft power is understood, what metrics we use and how successful it is as a term.
Jess is the co-founder of a professional network, the Growth & Grace Collective (G&G), a global network 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. G&G engaging an audience of over 15k internationally.
In January 2021, she launched Gosling & Co. to challenge the perceptions around self-promotion, unconscious biases and imposter syndrome facing women and under-represented groups.
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
Notable achievements include:
> Invited to speak at the United Nations on digital inclusivity.
> Heading a Hong Kong-based platform with a 6-million readership
> Taking a lead role in the M&E of multi-million-pound ODA-funded budget-lines
> Delivering workshops on self-promotion, D&I, public speaking, personal branding and networking across the UK Government
> Curator of a bi-weekly segment titled Culture, Diplomacy and Innovation with 17k readership in six months.
She is an avid traveller to unorthodox places (having reached 70 earlier this year), tech enthusiast, environmentally conscious citizen, nonfiction reader, and a shameless outfit repeater.