Jessica Lawrence is the Executive of NY Tech Meetup (NYTM), the largest Meetup in the world and a 31,000-member non-profit organization supporting New York’s growing technology community. NYTM’s goal is to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry that drives economic growth, leads innovation, and creates positive, high-impact change. The organization’s perennially sold-out monthly events have served as a springboard for hundreds of the city’s technology startups from Tumblr to Foursquare to Livestream.
Going beyond NYTM’s monthly events, Jessica has spearheaded a variety of other initiatives throughout during her tenure, including mobilizing the NYTM community to assist with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City, calling on them to volunteer to help federal, state, and city agencies as well as small businesses, not for profits, schools, and others get their critical technology back up and running.
Jessica is also leading efforts to diversify the New York technology industry, launching events and educational opportunities for women in technology and the forthcoming NY Tech Meetup Coalition for Women in Technology.