Janell Jordan



King County Program Manager

Janell leads projects that bring equitable professional development opportunities and a centralized source of information and resources to youth development professionals in King County.


As a youth mentor for grrls and co-founder of Womxn of Color in Tech, a project-based initiative focused on the entry, growth, and sustainability of womxn of color in Seattle tech companies, Janell is driven by their background in critical race theory and community organizing to support intentionally designed spaces and projects that radicate change. Rounding out 10 years of non-profit experience at SOWA, Janell continuously works for their projects to center the value of, “helping folks, help themselves,” by providing opportunities to deepen self-determination and knowledge sharing across systems.