As a business coach, writer, and speaker, I believe in championing women and celebrating each other’s success.
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!
Chantal is a New York City native, born and raised in The Bronx and Harlem. As a young black girl growing up in NYC’s housing projects, she witnessed first hand the impact that systemic oppression has on families of color. She uses her voice for justice, equity, and access for all to break the cycles she’s seen ruin her community. Chantal is a wife, mother of four, and the founder and president of Her Village Inc.; a non-profit organization she started to bring essential items to NYC’s most vulnerable mothers, women, and girls.
Toni was born and raised in Houston, Texas but now resides in Atlanta, the city she now calls home with her husband Sam and daughter Dylan. With a degree in business logistics and entrepreneurship, she has used her talents to help ministries, leaders, and non-profits in the areas of student ministry, creative marketing, leadership, innovation, strategic planning, and diversity and inclusion. She’s a speaker, a host, a teacher, and a faith advocate. She’s had the opportunity to proudly stand on stages like North Point Community Church, Chick-Fil-A, Orange Conference, and MomCon. She’s also the founder of a women’s ministry brand called Broken Crayons Still Color that helps to reinspire confidence in your own potential. In this digital age of anxiety, Toni is teaching people all over the country that you can be broken and worthy and unqualified and still called to do great things. She doesn’t want you to just face your demons, she wants you to quash the illusion of your brokenness so you can live the most colorful life possible.
Jenn is the owner and Chief Self-Care Officer of the Mama Needs Subscription Box and host of The Mama Needs Podcast. She’s on a mission to help Mamas understand the need for self-care and give them the tools and inspiration to prioritize it. The Mama Needs Subscription Box is monthly done-for-you self-care that arrives at your door filled with the tools and encouragement to make time for you. The Mama Needs Podcast is an encouraging and uplifting podcast where she interviews guests and they talk about all the things that “mama needs”! Jenn’s podcast was recently ranked #9 in the Top 50 Mom Podcasts from Podcast Magazine. She’s been married to her high school sweetheart for 15 years and is Mama to three kids ages eleven, eight and five. They live in a tiny town in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina and love their slower pace of life.
Ali is a speaker, preacher, writer, and an avid adventurist. She is the Women’s Ministry Director at Renovation Church in Phoenix, AZ and has served on the teaching team for the past three years. Ali founded a monthly women’s event in Phoenix called Arise PHX for women across all ages, churches and backgrounds to come together, connect, worship, and grow in the faith. Her heart is for unity within the Church and hopes that this event is one step in the direction of building bridges between ages, denominations, and races. Ali is a writer for The Truth Republic and speaks at events, conferences, universities, camps, retreats and churches around the country out of her passion to see people live fully into the gifts God created them with to serve and influence their community.
Lindsay is a wife and a mom, who started her business, Find Wondrous Things,in 2015. Find Wondrous Things aims to create beautiful tools that encourage you to find the wonder of Christ and declare truth over your day. She is passionate about teaching women to declare truth daily because our heart and mind can wander, but God’s Word is unbreakable. His truths can guide us so we can walk in freedom and find our identity in Him again. She creates Bible tabs and prayer journals and prays that each of her products bring people closer to God.
Kara-Kae is an author, speaker and podcaster who helps women find their place in big conversations and develop a true and honest faith. She is the author of six books and is also the host of Asking for a Friend, a weekly podcast that helps women navigate challenging topics about themselves, the church and the world. She is also a wife to Brook and the mom of four amazing kids. As a family they are passionate about making a change in the world through social and racial justice, adoption, orphan and foster care, and the local Church.
Brittney is a Los Angeles native, passionate about seeing this generation live on purpose. While in the study of psychology and research assisting at UCLA, she leverages her platform to reduce stigma and assist with helpful information at the intersection of faith, culture and mental health. Brittney is a certified recovery support group facilitator with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is the host of The Faith & Mental Wellness Podcast. Still, her favorite part of life is being called Mommy to her sweet son, Austin.
Anjuli grew up encircled by an orange grove in San Diego. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University, she earned her master’s degree in spiritual formation and soul care from Talbot Seminary. She currently lives in Southern California with her husband (a pastor), and their five children. Anjuli is the founder of The Moms We Love Club and writes regularly for (in)Courage. Her first book, Stay: Discovering Grace, Freedom, and Wholeness, Where You Never Imagined Lookingreleased in March 2020. She loves chai tea, photography, the ocean, and the color orange.
Gloria is the founder and executive director of The Ex-Nihilo Collective and an internationally known and sought after communicator and spoken word artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016 Gloria turned down a dream opportunity of working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and instead surrendered to the calling of God upon her life, which led to a life of purpose. Gloria now uses her creativity and unique voice to bring to light the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to students, young adults, men, and women across the world. Through sharing her powerful story of overcoming suicide, anxiety, and a life of fatherlessness, Gloria’s impactful messages and Spirit-filled spoken word poems of hope have reached more than 2 million people across the globe. Gloria is a powerful voice rising up in her generation and she is willing to be the one who stands in the gap for those searching for true freedom. She carries the flame of revival wherever her feet travel as she seeks to see a generation liberated and propelled in the freedom found in Christ, and in Christ alone.
Hosanna is a Bible teacher, author, and spoken word artist, empowering this generation to know who they are and boldly live out their purpose. Hosanna preaches year-round in churches, conferences, prisons, and other events around the country. Her sermons and spoken word pieces are rooted in her upbringing on the streets of San Francisco, her early years of living on the road as a traveling minister, her first-hand experiences with loss, hope, and redemption, and her innermost desires to see lives healed and restored by the power of Jesus. Hosanna is the Teaching Pastor at EastLake Church in the San Diego area and is the Executive Director of Calvary Street Ministries, an outreach bringing hope to the homeless & low-income families in San Francisco. She has released two spoken word albums and authored two books, I Have a New Name, & Superadded. When not on the road, she and her husband, Guy, love listening to good hip hop, watching basketball, & grilling outdoors.