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Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador, Jess Weiner

Considered this generation’s “go-to authority” on women, girls and confidence, Jess Weiner comes to her subject matter expertise organically.

After turning the personal hardships she faced as a young woman into a thriving career centered on public speaking, writing and teaching, Jess has spent more than 17 years at the center of women’s and girls’ social issues. She travels worldwide, working with community leaders, mothers, daughters and CEOs in settings ranging from town hall meetings to boardrooms, classrooms and living rooms. It is her collected wisdom and trusted reputation that make her an invaluable source of inspiration and leadership for millions of people around the globe.

In 2003, she launched Talk to Jess, LLC, a consulting company that specializes in creating authentic and empowering content for women and girls. Bringing together a blend of corporate social responsibility, PR and marketing, Talk to Jess, LLC helps brands cultivate positive media and marketing messages targeted toward women and girls. Using storytelling for social change, Jess works within mainstream media to illuminate more diverse, nuanced stories that
reflect the reality of women’s lives.

Jess has authored two best-selling books, A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds From Now, and is currently working on her third book—helping mothers and daughters create ultimate and lasting confidence in their lives.

Jess serves as the Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador and has worked with other Fortune 500 companies, notable non-profits and educational institutions, such as Wal-Mart, Girl Scouts of the USA, Step Up Women’s Network, Time Warner, ABC Family, Yale and Harvard. She is currently an adjunct professor at USC in the Annenberg School of Journalism.

Jess has been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN and countless other media outlets. Her honest and inspiring columns have appeared in Glamour, Seventeen, AOL and MSN, and just named her “One of the 14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter.”