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I’m proud to announce this month’s group of Women Worth Following – Women 40+ You’ll Want to Get to Know! Since it’s my birthday month and I’m celebrating being 44, I wanted to highlight fabulous women 40 and up for August. Go follow and support them, they’re doing awesome things!
Best-selling editor, writer, and literary agent, Jevon Bolden is CEO of Embolden Media Group. In her sixteen-plus years in publishing, Jevon has worked as senior acquisitions editor for adult nonfiction at Charisma House and as senior editor for children’s nonfiction at Scholastic. Now a free agent, having launched her own firm in late 2017, Jevon shares the best of what she knows with passionate and creative people who desire to publish exceptional books.
Amy is a Leadership Parenting Coach, author, and speaker who writes about intentional parenting and family life on her blog, as well as for various freelance print and online outlets. Amy started her company, Parent on Purpose, to create content, products, and events to better equip and empower moms and dads during the 18-year journey of full-time parenthood. Amy and her husband of 21 years, Keith, are parents to 18-year-old triplet sons, a 16-year-old daughter, and a 13-year-old son they adopted out of the Arizona foster care system just three years ago.
Lucretia Carter Berry
Dr. Lucretia Carter Berry is the founder of Brownicity – Many Hues, One Humanity, an agency dedicated to advocacy, education and support for racial healing and antiracism that hosts thousands of learners committed to an antiracism learning journey. Lucretia designed a ‘beginners’ course and authored the accompanying study guide called, What LIES Between Us: Fostering First Steps Toward Racial Healing. She is the Anti-race/ism Curriculum Specialist for Community School of Davidson (NC), a contributor for (in)courage.me, and a TEDx and Q Ideas speaker (Charlotte). Lucretia earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and MA in English from Iowa State University, and her BA from South Carolina State University. She is a wife to Nathan and a mother of three little girls. Lucretia and her family get to be a part of the amazing community that is Mosaic Church, Charlotte. She finds joy in prayer, dark-chocolate covered almonds, and dancing!
Danielle S. Castillejo
Danielle S. Castillejo is a mother of four (ages 14, 12, 10 and 8), wife of one awesome Mexican, and graduated with an MA in Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She worked part-time at REST, an organization in Seattle that advocates for the agency and freedom of commercial sex workers. Recently, Danielle opened a private practice that focuses on a communal model. She also writes and speaks while working in her community. She is a regular contributor to Red Tent Living. Her loves are her four children and husband. You can find the #supersixcastillejos reading Mo Willems and other various books, hiking, creating spaces for art, and adventuring together. Her heart is to bear witness to the stories untold by the marginalized, silenced, and bodies seeking healing. As a survivor herself, she fights together with clients for love, justice, truth, and honor.
Jenni Catron is a leadership coach, author and speaker. Her passion is to cultivate healthy leaders to lead thriving organizations. She speaks at conferences and events nationwide, seeking to help leaders develop the clarity and confidence to lead well. As Founder and CEO of The 4Sight Group, she consults organizations on leadership, team culture and organizational health. Jenni is the author of several books including Clout: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence and The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership. She loves a fabulous cup of tea, great books, learning the game of tennis and hiking with her husband.
Sherri Crandall is the Vice President of Global Ministries and Leadership Experience for MOPS International. She is also a blogger and speaker for women’s events around the country and internationally where she shares her passion for encouraging women to live life to the fullest. Her writing has been featured on many online sites, magazines, and in several book publications. Sherri loves to garden, read historical fiction, play tennis and most of all, hang out with family and friends in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Sherri has been married for 34 years and has four young adult children. She and her family live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
MJ is the founder of “What MJ Loves,” a blog and resource for parents, gardener, and women who want to share more of themselves outside of motherhood. MJ teaches new and aspiring gardeners how to grow food, pollinator friendly flowers and herbs for everyday use through her garden coaching program. She also runs a boutique consulting business where she helps influencers and business owners with product and idea curation.
Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young
Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young is a speaker and author who specializes in helping people navigate grief and raising up women from diverse backgrounds to flourish in community. An award-winning children’s author, Dorina has served as a journalist, missionary, social entrepreneur, spoken word artist, and Bible study teacher. She and her husband Shawn are raising three brave girls in Central California to chase after God’s glory on life’s unexpected trails. You can connect with her on social media and on Dayspring’s (in)courage.
Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams
Dr. Lisa is a board-certified pharmacist turned holistic eating and healthy living expert. She’s also a TV/media contributor, speaker, and founder of theDomesticLifeStylist.com. After spending a few years as a community pharmacist, she traded her script pad for her keypad and never looked back. She lives in the Washington DC metro-area with her college sweetheart and two young children, whom they also homeschool. Dr. Lisa is the face of the web-series “Mom Prescribed” by TLC, and has appeared on numerous TV and web shows, including The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning Washington.
Ameerah Saine is the founder of Brunch and Slay, a modern lifestyle platform that provides content, resources, and experiences for women who want to thrive in business and life. What began as a pop-up event series has evolved into the ultimate digital resource for the modern woman, including a podcast, articles, and online courses. Ameerah also created B A S media as an arm of Brunch and Slay to provide brands with an agency with the pulse on the voice of today’s generations. She is a graduate of Texas A & M University-Commerce and a veteran of the Texas Army National Guard. She currently resides in Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband Chad, two-year-old daughter Denver, and fur baby Harpo.