a podcast by and about women
a podcast by and about women
Tes is a long-time blogger and foodie. For the past 10 years, she’s focused her blog and work around women’s issues. This is her long-form interview podcast. She’s lined up women activists and volunteers from around the world to tell their stories and the stories of the women they work with.
Today, Tes talks with Jen Kramer. Jen is a graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism management. Jen has spent more than 25 years in the private sector working for Fortune 500 companies and in the public sector, coordinating large-scale events for the Mayor’s Office of Special Events – working on the Taste of Chicago, the Chicago Marathon, and the White Sox and Blackhawk ticker-tape parades to name a few.
Jen was most recently the Director of Operations for both Chicago Ideas and the WNDR Museum, located in Chicago’s West Loop. Additionally, Jen was the Director of University Events at DePaul University and the Director of Special Events at Navy Pier, tasked with re-imagining the Pier’s entertainment appeal as part of the largest redesign since Navy Pier’s re-opening in 1995.
Jen additionally teaches coursework on Special Events as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. Jen is the past president and largest personal fundraiser of Special Olympics Chicago, a board she’s served on since 2002. She grew up in a family where service above self was taught at a very young age, and looks for ongoing ways to make a difference in her community, and in Chicago.
To learn more about Jen Kramer and Year of Love Project
IG: @jkramerica or @yearofloveproject
Today, Tes Talks with Lindsay Stein. Lindsay took on the newly created role as Havas New York’s Chief of Social Impact in September 2021. She is charged with partnering with marketers and organizations to help them leverage their own values in order to create research-based social impact solutions that drive tangible change.
Before that, Stein served as the CEO of nonprofit Today, I’m Brave, dedicated to unlocking bravery in today’s youth so they can take on the challenges of tomorrow. Since taking the helm last summer, Stein has helped the organization define three pillars of inspiration and change, including diversity, equity and inclusion, education, and health and wellness. This July, Stein spearheaded the launch of Today, I’m Brave’s inaugural Brave Camp, an event that brought together individual donors and over 100 advertising agencies and production companies to fund low-income and BIPOC youth to attend a transformative week-long event designed to inspire self-confidence and bravery through immersive wilderness experiences and a curated Brave Curriculum.
Prior to Today, I’m Brave, Stein served as the U.S. editor for Campaign Magazine, the world’s largest advertising trade publication, where she worked for several years to celebrate the industry, while helping to elevate it by holding agencies and brands accountable for doing work in the right way. During her time at Campaign, she launched the Female Frontier Awards and Power of Purpose Awards, evolved the Inclusivity and Creativity Awards and 40 Over 40 competition, and kicked off an agency-wide maternity and paternity report.
To learn more about Lindsay Stein:
Twitter & IG: @linsday_stein
Here’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steinlindsay/
Havas NY Instagram: @havasnyc
Havas Instagram: @havas
Havas LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/havas/mycompany/verification/
Havas NY Twitter: @havasnyc
Havas Twitter: @havasny
My guest today is Anne Poirier. Having overcome her own eating, food, weight, and body image challenges, Anne Poirier wrote the book, “The Body Joyful – My journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance” to share her highly personal and life-changing journey.
She is the leader of The Body Joyful Community, a private, non-judgmental space to empower women, regardless of size, shape or weight, to feel comfortable and confident in their bodies and selves. Anne is a certified intuitive eating counselor, eating disorder specialist and self-talk trainer.
To learn more about Anne Poirier and The Body Joyful Revolution:
FB The Body Revolution: Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodyjoyfulrevolution
Today, Tes talks with Kymberlee Kaye Raya. Kymberlee is a sought after speaker, fitness presenter and marketing #GirlBoss. Her energy is through the roof and she brings comedy to every audience she embraces. Her approach is bold and transparent. She shows vulnerability and poise and helps shift mindsets with real stories and real failures.
To learn more about Kymberlee Kaye Raya:
Big Shot Marketing
Fly Girl Dance & Fitness
Today, Tes talks with Carolyn Pinta. Carolyn is a teacher, mother and activist from the northwest suburbs of Chicago who is known for her ability to get the job done when it comes to making good trouble. Her biggest accomplishment is acting as Director of The Pinta Pride Project and BG Pride, her family’s nonprofit that has brought three pride parades of thousands to the Village of Buffalo Grove. Carolyn works for many Democratic causes, but by far, honoring her bisexual teenage daughter by fighting for the rights of the LGBTQIA community is her biggest passion. Carolyn and her family have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on the TODAY Show and in many interviews, publications and podcasts.
To learn more about Carolyn Pinta and The Pinta Pride Project:
Carolyn Pinta- she/her/hers
The Pinta Pride Project Inc.
Facebook- BG Pride
Today, Tes talks with Elsa W. Smith. Elsa is the founder and principal of the Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC. Elsa focuses her practice on wills and estate planning. She counsels individuals, families and business owners in the creation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives. She has over 20 years’ experience as an attorney. She is a native Spanish speaker of Afro-Cuban descent. Elsa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. Elsa is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Elsa W. Smith belongs to the Maryland State Bar Association’s Estate & Trust Law Section, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In October 2020, she was a presenter on the Maryland Attorney General’s COVID-19 Access to Justice Task Force Virtual Life & Health Planning Community Forum, discussing the importance of estate planning. In 2020, Elsa published an article in the Maryland Bar Journal on how estate planning attorneys can leverage technology to serve more diverse populations.
Elsa is a proud member of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), a professional development organization. She is the Vice President of the organization’s Maryland Capital Chapter. In 2020, she was chosen as a Top Ten Business Woman of ABWA – the fifth in Maryland Capital Chapter’s history.
Attorney Elsa W. Smith has been a guest on radio, television, webinars and podcasts. Elsa has a vibrant YouTube channel @elsawsmithlaw dedicated to providing free information on wills and estate planning topics. She also has an active social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
The Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC is proudly minority and woman-owned. Elsa’s passion is empowering women through estate planning. Another firm goal is to stem the loss of generational wealth through proper planning.
Elsa was recognized as a 2021 Maryland Super Lawyer in the area of estate planning.
To learn more about Elsa W. Smith: