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In a world consumed with fads and fame, where everyone expects success in two-minutes flat, Jess Weiner goes behind the scenes with today's thinkers, movers, and shapers of culture to talk about their journey to self-discovery.

Talk to Jess: Conversations with Today's Thinkers, Movers, and Shapers Talk to Jess: Conversations with Today's Thinkers, Movers, and Shapers

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In a world consumed with fads and fame, where everyone expects success in two-minutes flat, Jess Weiner goes behind the scenes with today's thinkers, movers, and shapers of culture to talk about their journey to self-discovery.

    Lynn Johnson Is Helping the Next Generation of Female Leaders Find Their Spotlight

    Lynn Johnson Is Helping the Next Generation of Female Leaders Find Their Spotlight

    Lynn Johnson is the co-founder and CEO of Spotlight: Girls, a multi-media platform and summer camp that educates and inspires girls to step into the spotlight and be leaders in their community. Through her work, Lynn is empowering young girls to fight against the constant media messages that tell them to sit down and be… Continue reading →

    SPECIAL EDITION: Ilana Wiles Is Helping Us Find the Humor to Solve Even the Hardest Challenges

    SPECIAL EDITION: Ilana Wiles Is Helping Us Find the Humor to Solve Even the Hardest Challenges

    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. Ilana is the creator of Mommy Shorts, where she blogs about her experiences as a working… Continue reading →

    Kristin Hayden Is Igniting a Passion for Changemaking in Women Across the Country

    Kristin Hayden Is Igniting a Passion for Changemaking in Women Across the Country

    Kristin Hayden is a speaker, an Ashoka Fellow, the CEO and co-founder of VisionVenture and the Chief Partnership Officer at IGNITE, a non-partisan organization that helps young women find their passion for civic engagement. In all of her work, Kristin helps young women to find their voice and their vision through a journey of self-discovery.… Continue reading →

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    SPECIAL EDITION: KJ Dell’Antonia is Writing a New Story About What It Means to be a Family

    SPECIAL EDITION: KJ Dell’Antonia is Writing a New Story About What It Means to be a Family

    This special edition episode is powered by our friends at Dove Real Beauty Productions. To help celebrate their 60th Anniversary, we’re here at Mom 2.0, to create conversations with inspiring women around the topics of self-discovery and redefining beauty. KJ Dell’Antonia is the lead writer and editor of the New York Times’ Well Family, where… Continue reading →

    SPECIAL EDITION: Jeannette Kaplun is Using Storytelling to Help Us Speak More Beautifully About Ourselves

    SPECIAL EDITION: Jeannette Kaplun is Using Storytelling to Help Us Speak More Beautifully About Ourselves

    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. Jeannette Kaplun is the CEO of Hispana Global, a bilingual platform where she addresses tips and trends… Continue reading →

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    Monique Coleman Is Showing Us How to be Brave in the Face of Uncertainty

    Monique Coleman Is Showing Us How to be Brave in the Face of Uncertainty

    Monique Coleman is an actor and activist best known for her role in the Disney Channel phenomenon High School Musical, and now she’s back for part two of her Talk to Jess conversation. Unemployed and feeling unwelcome in Hollywood, Monique talks to Jess about making ends meet while out of work, coming back to a… Continue reading →

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NJ Listener

Great chat. Interesting and surprise insight from 'Monie' at the end...

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Bernadette Anat Interview

Love, love, love this discussion! I wish I could take both of you on all of my youth visits.....and visits with parents and educators. Social media and fandom can definitely be used to lift youth up. We often focus on the negative aspects of it, but what about the positive social impact youth are having and are now building their causes and getting recognition? Or how introverted, shy, or outcasted teens can use it to build their self-image by building a tribe of like-minded support? So glad I found you Jess on Instagram through Lulu Cerone....who btw I interviewed and share an agent with. Can't wait to go back and listen to all of your podcasts!

Cris Gladly ,

Inspiring + Filled With Great Information

This podcast is fuel for the mind and soul. A reminder of how many women are out there doing their thing and the SOUL and SPUNK it took to get there. We need to hear about both. Not just the grit women muster, but the heart they bring to the table, too.

I always feel inspired to make an impact after listening to an episode of this podcast.

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