At the heart of Mine The Gap, we mine and bridge gender gaps.

By tapping into existing talent pools, we’ll help you identify expertise and resources within a team or organization. We’ll architect a strategic plan to support a gender-inclusive culture resulting in accelerated company growth, increased revenues, and human resource protections through awareness, training and education.



Mine The Gap analyzes workforce behaviors, reviews policies, and studies leadership, office, or team culture to identify opportunities for growth and balance.

We all have blind spots. Let us help you find identify them within your organization.


We incubate and launch programs to push gender initiatives forward and identify best practices and training tactics to build gender-aware environments and advance women leaders across the globe.

These pilot programs inform our strategies to further improve gender-inclusiveness across private and public sectors, and build a cadre of allies.

Learn more about our current incubated projects.


We will work with you to develop a roadmap that fits the needs and size of your department, business, or organization.  

We’ll identify best practices, curate programs, implement trainings, and advise on tactics to successfully create equilibrium and enhance performance.


The results of building gender-inclusive environments speak for themselves: a happier, more productive workforce leads to long term wins including accelerated company growth and increased revenues.



Founders Jessica N. Grounds and Kristin Haffert have trained, lectured, and presented to hundreds of organizations, universities, and government agencies across the globe.  

Mine The Gap’s work is presented to and impacted by an unparalleled network of influencers, leaders, industry experts, and government executives across more than 120 countries.

Our Founding Team

Mine The Gap co-founders Jessica N. Grounds and Kristin Haffert have dedicated their lives to advancing women leaders throughout the world.  They each embody nearly two decades of experience working in politics, business, and the non-profit sectors.  Through their vast backgrounds, they see the significant and transformative power of gender-aware workforces and leadership structures.  Using their knowledge and expertise, they are helping companies, organizations and governments run more efficiently.  


Jessica N. Grounds


Jessica Grounds is recognized as a thought leader in the space of women’s leadership. She was named to Marie Claire's List of 50 Most Influential Women and recognized by Campaigns & Elections magazine as a Top 50 Political Influencer.  

She is the Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Running Start, a national organization training young women to run for elected office. Jessica grew and led Women Under Forty Political Action Committee as president.  She has worked on behalf of Hillary Clinton during her 2008 presidential bid and as the Director of Women Ready for Hillary leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Through her various projects, she has advised hundreds of women leaders to build credibility and win elections.

Jessica has galvanized investment in women's leadership from companies like Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte, and PG&E and has published cutting-edge research on gender differences in women leaders.  She is a prominent speaker globally on gender and women's leadership. 

Kristin Haffert


Kristin Haffert is an expert in women’s leadership and initiatives to advance gender equality. She began her career supporting business and public-sector clients with grassroots strategies, promoting social justice as core to their objectives.  For more than two decades Kristin has conducted research, created practical tools, and delievered gender-related initiatives to more than 100 countries in every region of the world, including the Madeleine K. Albright Grant and Win with Women.

Kristin founded the women and gender equality team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in 2002 which she led until 2010.  She has advised UN agencies, multi-lateral financial institutions, companies, foundations, governments, and non-profits on strategies to advance women and improve gender relations.  Her award-winning work on gender equality, business acumen and vast global network, help her align clients’ ethos with inclusive strategies.