2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Jessi Kirley, JKirley Collective, Florence, Mass
Jessi Kirley offers personal and professional leadership development courses that develop self-awareness and cultures of dignity through her company, JKirley Collective, in Florence, MA. She started her business to help people be more compassionate and effective humans, workers, and community members.
Jessi came to CWE after meeting our Central MA COVID Recovery Manager, Dawn LaRochelle, at a women in business conference. She had questions about starting a business as a result of a COVID layoff and CWE helped her secure a business loan. Jessi’s business is less than six months old, but she aims to run global leadership programs by 2025. Jessi ran her first pilot program in January 2021 and continues to lead with her heart, walking the talk of the business she has created. With CWE’s help, Jessi was able to turn her 2020 COVID layoff into a new and growing business.