Jesse Matton is the Director of Economic Empowerment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s (CCC). Focused on women’s economic empowerment as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion, she helps domestic and global businesses harness their efforts to promote economic empowerment and agency for marginalized and underserved communities, both locally and globally. The program catalyzes cross sector partnerships and equips businesses to be drivers and advocates for inclusive and sustainable growth. It includes a special focus on business’s role in promoting women’s economic empowerment through helping them overcome barriers to economic independence, entrepreneurship and leadership through access to skills, education, finance, technology and health services. In this role she also directs programming as it relates to LGBT inclusion, D&I, entrepreneurship, and small and medium sized business development.
Prior to this role, Jesse managed Strategic Partnerships and Operations for the CCC. In this role she led business development, drove partnership strategies for CCC and its business network, managed nonprofit and government partnerships, and CCC’s day-to-day budget and operations.
Jesse is passionate about people; helping bridge partnerships and building alliances across the private sector to support greater impact in our communities.
Before CCC, Jesse lived abroad in Russia, working with businesses and students on increasing their English language skills.
Jesse graduated from University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Russian, World Business and Economics. Jesse is originally from McLean, Virginia.