After becoming vegetarian at age 15, and later vegan at 20, Evanice got creative with her family’s traditional Cuban cooking recipes so that she could continue to enjoy the typically meat-heavy dishes. She began “veganizing” her father's and grandmother's recipes, which grew into her very own vegan pop-up and full-time catering business, based in LA, called Señoreata.
Mattie Larson was a consistent star in the world of gymnastics over the course of her athletic career, qualifying and competing for the most prestigious teams around the world at the highest levels. In 2018, along with 156 other women, Mattie courageously testified against Larry Nassar, her former US National Team Gymnastics doctor and serial sexual assaulter. As a result of this trial, which was one of the largest sexual assault investigations in US history, Nassar was sent to prison on account of hundreds of sex crimes. After the trial, Mattie went on to pass and amend bills with the US Congress in Washington, DC, to increase the protections of children from sexual assault. Testifying face-to-face with her abuser in court was one of the most difficult things Mattie has had to face, however, speaking her truth re-instilled her sense of self-worth and confidence that had been lacking for so long.
Katey first began acting and modeling as a kid to help her come out of her shell, which ended up becoming something she really loved to do. Now, with a leading role on the ABC show General Hospital, she get's to call her favorite hobby her career. Goals!
While traveling through Central America, Ashley discovered a sacred weaving technique in the villages of Chiapas in southern Mexico. After building relationships with the indigenous Mayan community, Seiba was born – her brand of woven dog collars that she sells around the globe. Ashley’s passion for growing alongside the indigenous community of artisans in Chiapas is the backbone of her sustainable business model.
Yoni Circle was born out of Chloë’s mission to empower and connect womxn* through story. Her drive and entrepreneurial spirit is what keeps this intimate community of women growing, while continuing to have such a profound impact on it’s members. (*Womxn: a more inclusive spelling of “woman” that sheds light on prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers of all who identify as a “woman.”)
Over the course of switching career path four times, what always remained constant for Bahar was her yoga practice. Under her nose all the while, Bahar courageously made a commitment to pursue a career in yoga and wellness full-time. Launching Vikasa Wellness this year, Bahar is on her way to building a wellness brand to give back to the world the inner alignment that it gave her.
Natural born entrepreneur, Brittany Alwerud, turned her part-time college dog-walking gig into a 20-person business that essentially runs itself. Inspired by books like E-Myth Mastery and The Four-Hour Workweek, she created her very own on-demand platform and app called Handlr, that helps small businesses scale and run without much effort. Brittany's entrepreneurial spirit and savvy business sense has allowed her to create two successful businesses, travel to over 25 countries, and work from the comfort of her rustic Touanga pad in LA - home to two horses, a donkey, three dogs and a cat.
Nicole has been living her dream as a Writer's Assistant on top TV shows in Hollywood and spends most of her free working on original scripts of her own. Driven by her obsession for writing, she’s worked hard to get to where she is today.
"Surround yourself with it. Be it. Put yourself there, before you’re even there, manifest.” Elise Mesner proves that when you make that unabashed choice to pursue your passions, life falls right into place. Based in Silver Lake, CA, Elise wears many creative hats as a Mixed-Media Artist, Film Director and Creative Director.