Taylor Barnes is the Director of The United State of Women (USOW), a program created by the Civic Nation to mobilize civic engagement and push the movement forward for gender equality. Five thousand women from autoworkers, to midwives, to CEOs came to D.C. to talk about gender equality at the program’s inaugural summit last year. Taylor’s infectious energy and commitment to helping young women to turn their passion into action is inspiring to all! In this episode, Jess and Taylor discuss the purpose of USOW, the program’s future plans, and the state of gender equality around the world.
This special edition episode is powered by Dove Real Beauty Productions. To celebrate its 60th Anniversary at the Mom 2.0 Summit, we are creating conversations with inspiring women around the evolution of self-discovery and the definition of real beauty. Katie Reed is the founder of AMotherThing.com, a blog that shares the uncensored stories of her motherhood journey. In this episode, Jess and Katie discuss how she found great hope and inspiration through building a community that shared their parenting experiences alongside her own. Katie shows her daughter and others that being authentic is necessary when building a community and cultivating confidence.
Jennifer Romolini is the acclaimed editor of websites like Yahoo Shine, HelloGiggles, and most currently, Shondaland.com! She’s spent many years as a writer and creative, and now she’s sharing her not-so-easy journey to success in her new book “Weird In A World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups and Failures.” In this episode, Jess and Jenn discuss how she found a way to create her own lane and shape her career to fit her set of values and her personality, rather than allowing her job to dictate her path.