Founder’s Story About Us Walking Meetings
Jessica Tunon is a social entrepreneur who empowers individuals to foster collaborative working relationships through walking meetings.
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 D.C.- based professional services firm to help reverse the health risks of sitting, foster interpersonal relationships, and enhance well-being through walking meetings in the workplace and events.
Jessica co-founded Beyond2ndNature in Austin, Texas. In 2013, B2N received a technical grant and organized an America Walks/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Walkability Workshop. This workshop 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.
Jessica is a speaker on the topic of walkability 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.
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.
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