Jessica Steel

President at UrbanSitter. Early Pandora exec. Lullaby-singing mother, lucky wife and amateur tennis player. Enjoying the journey.


Lessons on Leading


In my last few years at Pandora, I spent a lot of time working with the automotive industry getting Pandora integrated into car dashboards alongside traditional radio. Through those relationships came an invitation in 2012: “Can you come to Detroit to keynote our Future Leaders Conference? We want a young, hip leader that this group can identify with. They’re Millennials


To my supportive, wise and devilishly handsome husband -

You are the reason that I am leaning in. I can’t imagine doing it without you.


No one can lean in alone. I am flourishing in my career largely due to the support of another individual — my husband and life partner. It is because of his support that I am able to lean in to my career in the way…


Motherhood and the Evolving Pursuit of Balance


The phrase “Work-life balance is more like a pendulum than a level” had long been a career mantra of mine. It means that we don’t tend to…


Lessons on Leading


In my last few years at Pandora, I spent a lot of time working with the automotive industry getting Pandora integrated into car dashboards alongside traditional radio. Through those relationships came an invitation in 2012: “Can you come to Detroit to keynote our Future Leaders Conference? We want a young, hip leader that this group can identify with. They’re Millennials