New York Tech Meetup: Jessica Lawrence
About The Company:
About Jessica Lawrence:
Jessica Lawrence is the Executive Director of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a 25,600-member non-profit organization supporting New York’s growing technology community. Until January 2011, Jessica was the CEO of Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council in Southern California. During her tenure, she was the youngest Girl Scout Council CEO in the country. In July 2008, she successfully led Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council to become the first non-profit organization in the country to migrate to a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland, graduating Cum Laude, and earned her Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Duke University. She was one of only 15 women selected to participate in Seth Godin’s Female Entrepreneur MBA (FeMBA) in 2010. Jessica has received numerous awards including the Girl Scouts of the USA Frances Hesselbein Award for Excellence in Management in 2007 and was selected as one of The Daily Muse’s 12 Women to Watch in 2012. Jessica’s writing has been featured on Forbes.com, The Next Web, The Daily Muse and in a weekly column in The Press-Enterprise.
Q&A With Jessica
Why are you an entrepreneur?
What can a fellow learn from you?
What Will Your Fellow Be Exposed To?
NY Tech Meetup is still a small organization (just two staff), so that means that everyone gets to do a bit of everything. As a fellow, you’ll gain experience in the areas of fundraising, event planning and production, membership management, content management, social media, and managing a website.