Jesse Matton is the Senior Manager of Economic Empowerment at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center’s (CCC). Focused on women’s economic empowerment, she helps global businesses harness their efforts to promote economic empowerment in underserved communities globally and in the United States. 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 manages programming as it relates to 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 supported business development, established partnership strategies for CCC and across its business network, managed nonprofit and government partnerships, and CCC’s day-to-day budget and operations.
Jesse is passionate about helping others connect 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.