Leadership Conference: Jessica Jackley On Turning Your Passion Into A Job
Her mix of personal and professional anecdotes really resonated with the audience. Williams said: "[Jackley] was able to utilize her personal feelings to find something she was passionate about in life and I think that's why all these students are here at TCU, because they're trying to find what they're going to spend their life's work on." Cochran said that he was glad to hear about Jackley's success story and that her message about self-motivation really stuck with him. "[By hearing about] the value she has in impacting people," he explains, "I'm able to understand my own motivations at the same time."
Jackley not only inspires on the stage, but in the classroom as well. She's presently a Barer Visiting Fellow at Drew University, where she teaches students about social entrepreneurship. A savvy businesswoman, Jackley is also down-to-earth. She is able to relate to audiences on a personal level first—letting everything else fall into place after that.