Jessica Witten portrait

Jessica Witten



Jessica is the country manager for all HERproject programs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Pakistan. This includes managing all workplace program implementation in East Africa and leading the expansion of HERproject programming in the shea supply chain in Ghana. Jessica is also one of the co-developers of our global HERessentials offering and is managing the expansion of HERessentials into Pakistan.

Prior to joining BSR, Jessica worked extensively on international development and human rights. Most recently, she was part of the Global Public Policy team at the Walt Disney Company and worked on international human rights policy with an emphasis on labor and supply chain issues. Jessica’s background includes previous roles at the US House of Representatives, the International Monetary Fund, and the US Department of State. She has also done field work in Myanmar and India.

Jessica holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has a BA in International Relations with a minor in French and in International Development from Wheaton College. Jessica is fluent in English and French.