Jesse Draper is creator and host of “TheValley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and distributedover 150 interviews with some of the greatest minds in business, entertainment,government and technology including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg,Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt, theformer CEO of Google. Valley Girl has been called “Must see startup TV” by USAToday.
Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper has used her comedic and acting talents to bring anapproachable feel to the business world. Through Valley Girl, she has helpedpioneer the way in the digital media world and has created a new distributionmodel for online shows. Recently named “The Tech World’s Queen of Networking”by GENTRY Magazine, Jesse recently founded a women in business organization inassociation with Valley Girl which holds exclusive quarterly events across thecountry for cross industry networking and support of women in business. Draperis also an angel investor through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures where she doesearly stage seed investing in startups that have a femalein the founding team.
Jesse splitstime between Silicon Valley and Santa Monica and is a graduate of UCLA’s Schoolof Theater, Film and Television. Draper is a regularly featured speaker on digital media, women in business andentrepreneurship at business conferences around the world, including; SXSW,DLD, TEDx, TechVentures and Universities such as Stanford and the University ofEdinburgh. She is also a regularcontributor to such news sites at Mashable, Forbes.com, Huffington Post andGlam.
Likes: Chocolate, Archie Comics, Super Human Powers. Dislikes: Sharks, Brussel Sprouts, Being Cold.
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