Tes talks with women activists and volunteers from around the world to tell their stories and the stories of the women they work with.
Richa Wahi – Business Storyteller and Content Writer
Richa Wahi is a storyteller at heart. She weaves captivating narratives that leave a lasting impact not only on hearts but also on businesses. Through the art of storytelling, she helps people tell better stories and win with narratives. She knew that she had a gift for writing stories when she won her first prize … Richa Wahi – Business Storyteller and Content Writer Read More »
Rebecca Bender – Founder of Little Bug Store & RAB Marketing
Rebecca Bender is an Award-Winning Marketing Strategist, and founder of Little Bug and RAB Marketing a boutique consultancy that empowers brands and marketing leaders with strategic guidance, integration assistance, email funnel creation, and more, that unleash new levels of success.
With experience on the frontlines of marketing and editorial at Sandboxx, the United States Air Force, the Japan Times, and Military.com, Rebecca’s uniquely military spouse based background is ever present in her experiences and gives her a firsthand understanding of military spouse life and the unique challenges marketing leaders face in military facing industries.
Her company Little Bug was recently named 2023 TOP CHOICE OF THE YEAR in the Baby Plush Lovie category by Baby Maternity Magazine and the 2023 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD in the Baby & Toddler Plush Products category by Creative Child Magazine.
Her writing and commentary can be found in major publications including The Japan Times and Kyoto News.
She is a two time children’s book author with her books “Henry the Sloth” and “Bev the Bear”.
To learn more about Rebecca Bender, Little Bug Store and RAB Marketing:
Yazmin Castañeda – Founder of Origin Mexico (Re-Release)
Yazmin Castañeda is a first generation Mexican-American that currently lives in Austin, Texas with her daughters and husband. She was born in California and grew up in Tijuana, Mexico. After 20+ years in the Real Estate industry, Yazmin decided it was time to pivot and pursue a different path that would better align with her personal values and her entrepreneurship spirit. In 2020, Origin Mexico was born with a mission to share Mexico’s heritage through the beauty of artisanal goods while helping artisan women share the craftsmanship that has been passed down through many generations. She is on this life path due to the many sacrifices made by her family and her goal is to honor those sacrifices by helping others that are seeking a better future for their families, just as her family did many years ago.
Yazmin enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and is working on being more present to better enjoy those small yet beautiful moments in life.
Updates on Origin Mexico and Yazmin Castañeda:
We are happy to share that we celebrated our 3-year anniversary this summer! And, now we work with over 100 artisans throughout Mexico. Here is a blog that describes our accomplishments: THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY - A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE AND ADVENTURE – Origin Mexico
We were also recently on Great Day Houston where we shared more about our brand and our mission: Origin Mexico and its Mission | khou.com
And, I was featured on Austin Woman Magazine: Yazmin Castañeda: More Than Clothes - Austin Woman Magazine (atxwoman.com)
I am a board member for The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas - Austin Chapter and was recently a panel speaker at the Cafe con Leche event.
We are also so happy to share that you can find our products in 2 local boutiques and plan on expanding into more locations in the future.
Finally, here is a recent blog that talks about the Dia de Muertos celebration: The Complete Guide to the Celebration of Dia de los Muertos – Origin Mexico
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Dr. Macie P. Smith – Licensed Social Worker/Speaker/Author
Dr. Macie P. Smith is nationally known for her work on dementia-competent practices and family caregiving matters. Her real-world unapologetic approach to practical caregiving has been published in national and international professional journals. She is a Licensed Gerontology Social Worker and an award-winning Alzheimer's and dementia educator with over 22 years of experience coordinating care for aging and vulnerable populations. She is an advisory board member with Leeza’s Care Connection, founded by Emmy Award-Winning TV/radio personality & philanthropist Leeza Gibbons. Dr. Smith is also a best selling author. Her book, A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care, has been featured on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers List for several weeks. In addition, Dr. Smith co-host’s a new talk show centered around dementia friendly conversations entitled Dementia Divas: Caregiving and the Arts.
To learn more about Dr. Macie P. Smith and her book, A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care:
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Sofie van der Meulen – Health & Data Law Expert; Diversity & Inclusion Advocate
Sofie van der Meulen is a lawyer by training with specific expertise in the fields of health and data law and she is a diversity and inclusion advocate. Last year she delivered her TEDx talk on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. She is also the chair of the board of foodwatch Netherlands, a consumer rights organisation that fights for the right of consumers to fair, safe and healthy food. Sofie is the owner of DOversity, from which she undertakes her freelance adventures such as writing and speaking.
Jen Amos – Founder of Holding Down the Fort Podcast (Re-Release)
Today, Tes talks with Jen Amos. Jen is an award-winning podcaster and co-owner of an award-winning business.
Jen first found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through her mild depression and bouts of loneliness. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA with her husband and fur baby.
Jen actively seeks to find common ground through conversation and storytelling to foster connection, community and collaboration. She is known for her active listening skills, candidness, and ability to uncover powerful stories and universal lessons while conversing with her guests. Her favorite topics to cover on her podcast shows involve military families, entrepreneurs, women, and mental health. In less than two years (starting in summer 2019), Jen has been able to conduct nearly 500 podcast interviews.
Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For a decade since, Jen has established a career in sales and in entrepreneurship with experience in the legal industry, online marketing, and now financial services.
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