Jas Johl currently serves as the Director of Gender Equity in the administration of Mayor Michael Tubbs in the city of Stockton, California. A microcosm of the country, Stockton faces challenges that reflect the overall state of gender equity across the nation. Reproductive Health, Domestic Violence, and Child Care comprise the top policy areas for the 2019/2020 year.
Previously, Jas served as Global Impact Officer of the Salesforce Women’s Network + Principal Business Architect at the technology company Salesforce. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the American think tank The Roosevelt Institute, and has been featured on NPR, contributed reporting to Newsweek, and speaks regularly at universities, conferences, and organizations such as VoteRunLead that support efforts to create a more equitable society.
Other projects of note include: launching a crowdfunding platform for the world’s top public University, helping incubate and launch over 30 projects from faculty and students over the course of a year and raising $300k+ from small donors; managing The Big Give, a single-day fundraising campaign that raised $11.6 million; architecting an information security program across the largest American e-commerce retailer — designing and running a suite of security pilots across 100+ business teams.
Jas studied Comparative Social Policy at Oxford University and Rhetoric at The University of California, Berkeley, and volunteers at organizations that support survivors of domestic abuse and that promote a new generation of leaders from low-income backgrounds. She is an avid writer, and has been published in Oxford's Failed Novelists Society Anthology, and through a self-published book project that was a Kickstarter "Pick of the Week."