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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

A passionate and globally recognized change-maker with proven record in rallying communities around social transformative ideas in democracy development and human rights. Offering 6 years of hands on experience in empowering and mobilizing people led change for justice, accountability and good governance.

Accomplishments & Awards
  • Mobilized over 9 million people and Launched Zimbabwe’s first mass Citizen’s movement in 2016
  • Listed by Foreign Policy Magazine U.S.A in the 100 top thinkers of 2016
  • African person of the Year 2016 by Daily Maverick Newspaper (South Africa)
  • Index on Censorship (UK) 2016 award nominee for work on freedom of expression in Zimbabwe
  • CIVICUS Global alliance 2017 award nominee for individual activism
  • 2018 Stanford University Fellow of Centre for Democracy Development & Rule of Law
  • 2018 Swedish government’s Per Anger Prize for outstanding democracy actors
  • Selected as 2020 Yale University’s Yale World Fellows program
  • Selected for 2021 Regan-Fascell National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Fellowship
  • Preparing to publish memoir of experiences of confronting dictators
  • Fluent English (Spoken & written)
  • Leadership training
  • Strategy formulation
  • Vision casting
  • Negotiator
  • Strategic Development
  • Digital Marketing
  • Content Management
  • Market Strategy
  • Creative communication
  • Teamwork
  • Good listening skills
  • Motivational
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Founder & Executive Director Hcl Technologies Ltd. Charlotte, AZ,
  • Designed & implemented national and international citizen mobilization strategies
  • Formulated and Led local, national and international citizen protest actions involving over 9 million people
  • Led vision casting and implementation
  • Coordinated & amplified injustices in Zimbabwe on international platforms
  • Organized platforms of engagement and dialogue between citizens and government.
  • Developed key initiatives to drive continuous onboarding of citizens onto nation building
  • Orchestrated positive media coverage and stakeholder relations as public face of movement.
01/2010 to 12/2016
Senior Pastor HisGeneration Church City, STATE,
  • Led worship and discipleship classes
  • Formulated community leadership training and community service strategy.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Provided crisis response and counseling to church members.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer.
  • Partnered with city officials, non-profit resource organizations, civic groups and members of public for outreach to 120 at-risk children.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations.
01/2007 to 01/2010
Senior Regional Director Celebration Ministries International City, STATE, UK
  • Initiated and oversaw regional expansion from 1 base to 3 centers in Europe & Asia pacific rim from UK base.
  • Monthly and quarterly monitoring and evaluation of charity activities, budget plans, projects & financial activities.
  • Work closely with regional teams in developing bases in key European cities.
  • Deliver training for new and existing leaders.
  • Fundraising and budget management
  • Orchestrated positive coverage and stakeholder relations as public face of Celebration Ministries UK.
  • Oversaw organizations-wide changes to modernize procedures and organization.
  • Integrated new media and web advertising initiatives into client's marketing strategies to enhance brand awareness.
Expected in 2023
BSc Hons: Sociology
Women's University Africa - Harare, Zimbabwe,
  • Current, Sociology & Gender development studies (Women’s University Africa),
  • Diploma Theological studies (Celebration College International)
Expected in 1994
GCSE: General Certificate of Education
Charles Clack High School - Zimbabwe,
Speaker Activities
  • The Atlantic Council (USA)
  • 2016 Key Note speaker at Human Rights Foundation’s Oslo Freedom Forum Norway & Johannesburg 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • Key note speaker at Geneva Summit For Human Rights and Democracy 2018 in Geneva
  • Key note speaker at the Oxford Union, Oxford University (UK)
  • 2018 Key note speaker at Yale Association for African Peace and Development conference
  • 2018 Key note speaker at University of Capetown, African Leadership Program
  • 2017 Speaker at Harvard University Human Rights Center,
  • 2017 Speaker at Amherst University
  • 2018 Key note speaker at 2018 Intergrity20 conference hosted at Griffith University, Brisbane Australia
  • Key note speaker at University of Pennsylvania Africa Summit 2019

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School Attended

  • Women's University Africa
  • Charles Clack High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Founder & Executive Director
  • Senior Pastor
  • Senior Regional Director


  • BSc Hons
  • GCSE

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