Jessica

Hope

CEO

Wimbart

Named in PRWeek UK’s Powerbook 2019/2020/2021

Jessica started Wimbart in 2014 and has gone on to build the leading Africa tech focussed PR agency, working with over 70 of the continent’s most exciting and well-funded companies.

She graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in History & MA in Religion & Politics and worked as a journalist & editor for 2 years. Prior to starting her own PR company, Jessica worked at the Natural History Museum, the Jewish Museum and was Head of Communications for African entertainment brand, IROKO.

With over 15 years’ experience in communications, Jessica regularly gives talks, sits on and moderates panels, and gives interviews on the subject of comms and strategy in Africa’s technology space. She was named in PRWeek UK’s Powerbook 2019/2020/2021, she is a mentor for UK-based BME PR Pros, and also for Google Launchpad Africa and was recognised as one of PRovoke’s EMEA “Innovators to Watch” 2021.

Favourite campaign of 2021 and why?

Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child hunger – he was authentic, made politicians accountable, and united millions of people for a worthy cause, whilst staying true to himself.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Marcus Rashford

Person of the year?

Marcus Rashford [I’m getting boring now, but he is my true Prime Minister]

Favourite comfort food?

Cheese

Film you have watched more times than any other?

The Blues Brothers

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Black Box, Ride on Time

Event you are most looking forward to in the next 12 months?

The downfall of the patriarchy [ok, may be a little longer than 12 months – maybe more like 18 months]