Founder’s Story About Us Walking Meetings
Jessica Tunon is a social entrepreneur who empowers people to get time and true permission to be active at the office and events, creating a corporate culture that champions walking meetings at every level of the organization: top, middle and lower management and getting local, state and federal government to invest more in walkability.
For the past 20 years, she has helped companies budget, spot inefficiencies and find opportunities for operations to be streamlined and improved for organizations such as Franklin Templeton Investments, MITRE(HQ), Office Depot(HQ), Whole Foods(HQ) and US Department of Justice.
In 2014, she founded Netwalking® LLC, a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) based in Washington, D.C. Netwalking creates extraordinary programs for every client with the goal of helping grow your business and deliver a memorable experience. The added bonus of getting outside moving helps improve creative thinking, feel more engaged with colleagues and friends and problem solve. We show you why the change of scenery is so beneficial from meeting in the typical stuffy conference rooms with poor lighting and unhealthy food options.
Jessica volunteered on several events and campaigns to improve accessibility, infrastructure, and connectivity in Austin, Texas from 2012 – May 2013. Received technical grant and organized America Walks Walkability Workshop in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), which led to the creation to the first standing Travis County Pedestrian Advisory Council (PAC) with a resolution passed from Austin City Council and WalkAustin, an America Walks-sponsored coalition 3 months later. Co-organized Austin’s first World Car Free Day called CarFreeDayATX with support from Austin City Council and community at large in less than 6 weeks. Recognized with a proclamation from Austin City Council Mayor. Acted as Project Manager managing 26 volunteers for Social Good Summit + Austin for the Work From Home Day (WFHD) city-wide pilot program to get 10,000 cars off the road on February 8, 2012 recognized through proclamations from the Governor of Texas and Austin City Council. Community Health Improvement Planning Leader for the Austin/Travis County Health & Human Services.
Jessica is a speaker on the topic of walkability and managing relationships online to offline and has presented at South by Southwest (SXSW), The Swedish Institute, The Walking Summit, GoodxGlobal and other events focused on workplace mobility and green solutions.
She graduated from Lynn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and holds a certificate in Walkable Urban Real Estate Development & Place Management from George Washington University.
In addition, she is a SheSource Expert – Philanthropy and her advocacy work includes Social Good Summit + Austin, CEO Pledge Committee Member and from 2014 – June 2017 at large member with DC Pedestrian Advisory Council.
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Mission and Vision Statements
Mission: Netwalking About Us
Get people outside, make it easier to get to know each other and build meaningful connections and interactions for human, social and financial capital.
Vision: Netwalking About Us
- Create stronger and deeper personal relationships between people will be enhanced to encourage friendships and sharing of ideas.
- Bring people together through walking to build a stronger community that breaks down barriers.
- Increase local collaboration and group activities – activities bring joy to life.