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Intersectionality & Intentionality in 2020
September 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
There are no lessons that could have prepared you for 2020, there are only lessons in 2020 that can prepare you for the rest of your life. This session will be about reflecting on this year, our lives, and the intersectionality and intentionality with which we live.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jessica O. Matthews is the founder and CEO of Uncharted Power, award-winning energy and data technology company that develops infrastructure solutions for communities, facilities, and the Internet of Things. The company was founded by Jessica when she was only 22 years old.
Uncharted Power first began as Uncharted Play, a new kind of social enterprise grounded in play and the happiness of life, that would show the world how play could be a tangible tool for inspiring social innovation.
Jessica was invited by President Barack Obama to the White House to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012, and she currently serves as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria. In 2016, she raised what is presently the largest Series A ever raised by a black female founder in history and was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, representing all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna.
Jessica’s research and career centers around the intersection of disruptive technology, renewable energy, human behavior, and the psychology of self-actualization. A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is listed on over 10 patents and patents pending—including her first invention of the SOCCKET, an energy-generating soccer ball, at the age of 19.
Her list of accolades includes Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 Under 30 list, Inc 30 Under 30, and Scientist of the Year by Harvard University. She was also recently nominated by TechCrunch for Founder of the Year. Jessica has appeared on the cover of Forbes and Forbes Africa, as well as featured in Marie Claire, Wired, Inc, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and Fast Company, among others.
This event is open to everyone.