Creator and Host of “The Valley Girl Show”
Jesse Draper is creator and host of the Emmy Nominated “Valley Girl Show” and CEO of Valley Girl, Inc. She has produced and distributed over 300 interviews with some of the greatest minds in business, entertainment, government and technology including; Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Sheryl Sandberg, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, MC Hammer and Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. Valley Girl has been called “Must see startup TV” by USA Today. After six successful years hosting her Internet talk show online, Jesse is expanding her influence with a new television series on CBS KPIX-TV in Northern California. This fall, Jesse will also appear on the new reality television show on ABC Family, “Startup U.”
Previously a Nickelodeon star, Draper has used her comedic and acting talents to bring an approachable feel to the business world. Through Valley Girl, she has helped pioneer the way in the digital media world and has created a new distribution model for online shows. Recently named “The Tech World’s Queen of Networking” by GENTRY Magazine, Jesse recently founded a women in business organization in association with Valley Girl which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for cross industry networking and support of women in business. Draper is also an angel investor through her fund, Valley Girl Ventures where she does early stage seed investing in startups that have a female in the founding team. Jesse splits time between Silicon Valley and Santa Monica and is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.
Draper is a regularly featured speaker on digital media, women in business and entrepreneurship at business conferences around the world, including; SXSW, DLD, TEDx, TechVentures and Universities such as Stanford and the University of Edinburgh. She is also a regular contributor to such news sites at Mashable, Forbes.com, Huffington Post and Glam.