Jessica Nowlan



Jessica Nowlan is a social entrepreneur and movement leader with a focus on building the resources and structures required to realize liberation. 

During her seven-year tenure as Executive Director of Young Women’s Freedom Center, Jessica grew the organization from 1 to 5 locations and increased the annual budget by over 1700%. As a co-founder of the Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition, Jessica spearheaded the creation of the Sister Warrior Freedom Charter with a base of over 400 formerly incarcerated women, girls, and gender-expansive people.

Jessica was the 2019 – 2021 Leading Edge Fellow. She is an experienced business leader with a 20-year track record building and scaling businesses and supporting organizations in strategizing to better serve women and girls at the intersections of violence, poverty, racial justice, incarceration/ re-entry, and workforce development. As the president of ReImagine Freedom, Jessica holds and nurtures the vision of economic freedom and mobilizes the resources necessary to fuel the work and ensure sustainability.