Jessica Lee, Manager for the Global LifeWorks and Inclusion Team, Discovery Communications
Lee joined Discovery Communications as an intern in 2008. She oversees all U.S. and Latin America work-life, well-being and flexibility programs. In 2013, Lee played an integral role in the expansion of parental leave and adoption assistance, which revamped paid maternity leave (increased from three to four weeks) and doubled adoption reimbursement (from $5,000 to $10,000).
Additionally, Lee spearheaded the creation of the Sterling Medical Center after finding that employee medical claims were higher than in other regions. She manages the wellness center, located at Discovery's Sterling, Va., satellite location, and also provides monthly status and utilization reports, ensuring the center continues to meet the needs of employees.