As a business coach, writer, and speaker, I believe in championing women and encouraging the next generation of leaders age 40 and under.
Every month, I’ll highlight ten women under 40 who make the world a better place by leading and loving well. Go follow and support them, they’re doing awesome things!
Jessica is the artist and silversmith behind Low Tide Landing. Jessica creates sculptural jewelry inspired by the ocean and its intertidal zones, from the gentle ripples of seaweed to the graceful coils of a shell. She aims to shape authenticity and strength into her work and the women who wear it, along with a sense of wild wonder at God’s creation and our place within it. In 2018, Jessica stepped away from a career in art education to stay home with her three children and pursue her silversmithing business full-time. She creates custom work and limited collections from her home studio in San Diego, California.
Elle is a Bible teacher and podcaster from Shelbyville, Tennessee. She is the founder of the global online women’s ministry, Daughter of Delight, and is passionate about making more of Christ. Elle believes in the importance of Bible literacy and delights in teaching the 140K+ women of faith who make up the Daughter of Delight community how to properly read the Word of God and apply the truths of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to their everyday lives. Elle and her husband, Michael, are college sweethearts, foster parents, and enjoy outdoor adventures and home DIY projects in their free time.
Grace is a writer and the Editorial Manager at (in)courage. In the middle of her years in church ministry, she felt the pull toward using her words to lead others in a broader context. Through writing and speaking, she creates spaces for people to be nurtured and challenged, and though she’s no longer a pastor, her love for words, her ability to lead, and her care of others come together as an editor. She believes that storytelling can create movements that change the world, and she hopes to play a role in that through her work. As a missionary’s kid, she had dreamed of growing up to live overseas with a pastor-husband, but in following God, she ended up back at home in Southern California where she lives with her chef-turned-software engineer husband and two kids.
Danielle is an illustrator, social justice advocate, and entrepreneur who makes art designed to encourage faith, inspire justice, and guide others through loving their neighbors well. Her illustrations aim to make complex issues more digestible and provide practical ways to help others make a difference in their spheres of influence. She also runs a social media agency called So Happy Social where she helps positive, mission-based brands use social media for good. When she’s not drawing, you can find her watching a Disney movie, making music, or laughing as hard as she can.
Alana is a podcast editor, producer, and coach who is on a mission to take the overwhelm, frustration, and stress out of podcasting, and put the fun back in! She helps busy women create, grow, and monetize their podcast with her signature podcasting course, podcast community, and podcast services. Alana is the host of The Podcasting Party, where she shares simplified step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-implement strategies for podcasters of all stages and phases. Alana believes that each one of us has a story to tell and a message to share, and her heart is to help others do so through the medium of podcasting so that they can impact more lives, generate more leads, and earn more income. Alana is a military spouse, mama to two daughters and one French Bulldog, and a coffee fanatic. When she’s not podcasting you can find her sipping strong, hot coffee, reading a good book, or dancing in the kitchen.
As a writer and speaker, Andrea enjoys combining her love of words, the Bible, and encouragement to teach and lead women. She is the host of The Perfectionist’s Guide to Mothering, a new podcast that equips moms to find freedom from perfectionism and show up for the life God has for them. She is the Community Manager of Called Creatives, a community for writers and speakers, created by Alli Worthington and Lisa Whittle. She also serves as a ministry coach with MOPS International, where she encourages and supports MOPS leaders. She and her family live in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona where you’ll probably find them in the swimming pool.
Drawing on her experience as the child of Jamaican immigrants, born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Patrice enjoys exploring racial identity formation, race relations, and the search for a sense of belonging. Her essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Catapult, Creative Nonfiction, and online in The New York Timesand The Washington Post. Her essay collection, All the Colors We Will See, was a Fall 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. When she’s not writing, Patrice enjoys speaking to groups about the power of personal storytelling. She believes sharing personal stories help us both see our commonalities and honor our differences. These actions ultimately can contribute to a more equitable and just society. Patrice lives with her family in North Carolina.
Jennifer lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and works in fashion as a creative director. Some of the defining parts of her story include being a first generation American, growing up black in a conservative community, and an ongoing journey of finding a personal faith. She didn’t always believe God knew what He was doing with her story but now knows He placed her in this unique circumstance for such a time as this. She is learning to show up and use her voice to build bridges where otherwise there would be none. Jennifer’s goal is to live an ordinary life that counts: to wake up everyday and create beauty, tell the truth, and gently but surely shift the culture around her. Things that bring her joy include dinner parties, interior decorating, exploring cities, all things history, and being at home with a hot cup of tea.
Hanna is an author, speaker, and podcaster. She writes and speaks from a Biblical perspective about being the person God designed you to be, no matter your circumstances. Her book, “The College Girl’s Survival Guide” contains the answers to the top 52 concerns of college girls today and is packed with down to earth, Biblically-based advice. She has also written “25 day” reading plans for personal Bible study for the books of Esther, the letters of John, and Revelation. Hanna has been featured on radio, television, and podcasts including: Fox & Friends, The John Ankerberg Show, Family Life Today, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson, and more. Hanna lives in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband, Tyler, and their two boys.
Katie is the founder + visionary behind Francis + Benedict. God ignited her heart for the women of Togo when she visited there in July of 2015. Francis + Benedict is the marriage of her love for well-made, fashion-forward clothing and seeing women worldwide excel at what God has called them to. Katie and her husband Josh, the campus pastor of Seacoast Mount Pleasant, have six children and two dogs that keep them needing the grace they try to give to everyone they meet!