Jess Ladd is the founder and CEO of Callisto, a nonprofit that creates technology to combat sexual assault, support survivors, and advance justice. Callisto’s online sexual assault reporting system helps detect repeat sexual offenders and connect survivors with support.
Before founding Callisto, Jess developed a series of online services for STD prevention and control, worked for the White House Domestic Policy Council, and served in such positions as sexual health educator, policy advocate, and researcher for a variety of organizations.
Ladd is a recipient of the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, a 2018 Ashoka Fellow, and a Senior TED Fellow. She is co-founder of The Social Innovation Lab, an incubator for startups for social good, in Baltimore.