I can confidently say that I’ve always been a connector, especially of women, and have done my best to create an environment of empowerment everywhere I go.

It's fitting then, that the motto for the first company I founded was “Strong Women Uplift Each Other:” That enterprise was Uplift, a progressive fitness studio and female society I began in 2012 that offered group classes, personal training and a multitude of events outside of fitness related to career, relationships, finances, and well-being (panels, retreats, workshops) that empowered women in all aspects of their lives. I closed Uplift's doors to move on to bigger and better things in 2019.

 

Before conceiving the idea for Uplift, I was a professional writer: I'm the author of The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy: The Perfect Prescription for Life’s Many Crises, and my writing has also been featured in The Nation, The New York TimesNew York magazine, and Glamour, among others.

 

I graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies and Cultural Politics from New York University.

 

My superpowers include sales (everything in life is sales!), grit and hustle, masterful people-connection, constant ideas and partnership generation, and female empowerment...if I haven't mentioned that already. 

Likes: Fun, open, super-smart people. Books on books on books. My amazing family. My amazing friends. Tea. Wine. Cheese. Kale. The French class I take every week at ABC Languages. Daydreaming (I mean, manifesting).

Dislikes: Nattering Nabobs of Negativism.