Jessica Nowlan

Profile PresidentReimagine Freedom

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 supported the organization’s growth from 5 to 45 staff members and 1 to 5 locations and increased the annual budget by over 1700%. Jessica also drafted and launched a Freedom Charter with a base of over 400 formerly incarcerated women, young women, and trans people of all genders. Jessica was the 2019 – 2021 Leading Edge Fellow. She is experienced in 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 is tasked with holding and nurturing the vision of economic freedom and mobilizing the resources necessary to fuel the work and ensure sustainability.