Meet Jessica Abo – Moderator, Speak Up in Your Community Panel

Meet Jessica Abo, the Moderator of the Speak Up in Your Community Panel at the Speak Up Women Conference happening at the United Nations on March 5th, 2016!

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Jessica Abo – Moderator, Speak Up in Your Community Panel


Jessica Abo is a journalist by day and social entrepreneur by choice.  You may have seen her on NY1 covering everything from breaking news to Fashion Week or spotted her playing herself in The Amazing Spider-Man 2Delivery ManGirl Most LikelyGossip Girl and Nurse Jackie.

Jessica recently launched her own media startup to empower kids, teenagers and college students. Her YouTube channel “JaboTV” was featured in Forbes as a place millennials are going to be inspired; and, she was invited to speak at the United Nations about how her channel is giving today’s youth the tools they need to power through their personal challenges. Jessica’s videos appear on several media platforms including She recently appeared on “The Meredith Vieira Show” sharing tips for parents and kids on How to Confront Bullying.

Jessica has won several awards for her journalism and philanthropy work. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for a variety of causes by running marathons and organizing her own charity events.  Her last black-tie affair supported the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. To date, Jessica’s “Marrow Match Gala” has made 20 matches and facilitated three transplants.

Jessica received her bachelor and master degrees from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She is currently working on her first book and will be launching a fashion line in 2016.


Join Jessica as she moderates this important panel about
Speak Up In Your Community
at this amazing inaugural event!

For more about speaking up, watch
this video of our founder, Jennifer S. Wilkov, talk about
why it is so important to speak up and
the impact you can make when you do.

Go to to learn more and
to register to attend the Speak Up Women Conference
at the United Nations on March 5th, 2016


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