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2018 Annual Conference Keynote Speaker: Jasmine E. Sessoms
Jasmine E. Sessoms, Founder/CEO, She Can Win
Jasmine E. Sessoms is the founder and CEO of She Can Win, a movement that provides training and resources for women who are interested in running for political office. Since its inception, She Can Win has managed to get a plethora of women from all parties elected. Today, the She Can Win brand is expanding, providing a platform for women who are interested in both Public Affairs and Government Relations. An advocate for civic leadership, Jasmine has made it her mission to empower women. This includes taking the “Everyday woman” and strategizing ways to attain equal representation in-office. Not to mention, she has created a platform that fosters a sisterhood for women who want to see change in the political arena.
Over the past 11 years, Jasmine has raised over $5.2 million dollars for numerous candidates, charities, and causes. A passion for writing, ability to think outside the box, topped with a love for philanthropy are ingredients that have ultimately propelled her into success, prior to founding She Can Win, Jasmine served as the deputy executive director of the Mayors Fund for the City of Philadelphia. In this capacity, she oversaw a budget of $15 Million of the City’s Charitable Giving Budget Line. Her main responsibilities include raising money for the major events and managing the Mayor of Philadelphia’s charitable interests. Prior to her appointment with the Mayor’s Fund, Jasmine was the Corporate Contributions Manager at ACE Insurance, where she oversaw all employee philanthropic activities, and the charitable tax credit programs.
Still, Jasmine’s list of accomplishments doesn’t end there, she currently serves on Governor Tom Wolf’s Commission for African American Affairs, She is the Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, serves on the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owner’s (NAWBO) as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee, she also serves on Smith Playground’s Board of Directors. Jasmine has been recognized as City and State PA 40 Under 40 Rising Star, Generosity's 12 Leaders of Color Leading Social Impact, and Philadelphia Business Journal Rising Star. Jasmine holds a B.A. from Morgan State University in Hospitality Management, as well as, a M.S. in Organizational Development and Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, Jammar and their two beautiful daughters Jae Harper and Jace Harley.