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Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess and her company have been featured on Today and Good Morning America and in Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People Magazine. Most importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries. Her book ‘Chasing the Bright Side’ debuted as a number one new release on Amazon and Apple picked her audiobook as their ‘must listen’ of the month. She's also the host of Business on the Bright Side Podcast which debuted as a top 10 entrepreneurship podcast in the US. Jess is also a professional speaker and founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as a speaker. An ultimate game-changer, if you’re looking to inspire and motivate your team to achieve beyond their expectations, then it’s time to line up an empowering PepTalk with Jess

Jess Ekstrom

Raleigh, NC

Headbands of Hope Founder, Author of Chasing the Bright Side & Inspirational Entrepreneur 

Entrepreneurship Innovation Empowering Others

Jess Ekstrom

Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess and her company have been featured on Today and Good Morning America and in Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People Magazine. Most importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries. Her book ‘Chasing the Bright Side’ debuted as a number one new release on Amazon and Apple picked her audiobook as their ‘must listen’ of the month. She's also the host of Business on the Bright Side Podcast which debuted as a top 10 entrepreneurship podcast in the US. Jess is also a professional speaker and founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as a speaker. An ultimate game-changer, if you’re looking to inspire and motivate your team to achieve beyond their expectations, then it’s time to line up an empowering PepTalk with Jess

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