Strong Women Fellowship Speakers
We are thrilled to have these ten incredible women join us as speakers for our Strong Women Fellowship program this year. We look forward to learning together.
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis is a co-founder, chief executive officer, and editor-in-chief of Her Campus, an online magazine targeted toward American college women. She regularly appears on the local FOX News affiliate in Boston to discuss college-related issues on behalf of Her Campus. Stephanie was named to Inc. magazine’s “30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs” for 2010 and Glamour magazine’s “20 Amazing Young Women”. She was listed among the Boston Globe‘s “25 Most Stylish Bostonians of 2010”. Stephanie was a 2016 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman and was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2017 under Her Campus Media.
Stephanie will be speaking to the Believe & Lead and Imagine & Create tracks.
Lauren Berger is CEO & Founder of both CareerQueen.com and InternQueen.com, reaching over 6 million people and connecting them with their dream careers. She has been a featured keynote at 200+ colleges, universities, leadership conferences, and entrepreneurship events. Her Youtube Channel, has over 1.2 million views and releases new content every Wednesday. Lauren’s career advice has been featured on The Today Show, KTLA, Fox & Friends, Marie Claire, WhoWhatWear, Refinery29, Entrepreneur on Fire, Bustle, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Glamour, and more.
Lauren is speaking the Think & Solve and Hope & Overcome tracks.
Caroline Rothstein is an internationally touring and acclaimed writer, poet, and performer. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, facilitating workshops and teaching at colleges, schools, performance venues, summer camps, and community organizations for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, NYLON, Narratively, The ABA Journal, Williams Magazine, The Forward, Kveller, Radius Lit, Our Town, and elsewhere. Caroline and her work have been featured widely including in The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, CBS Evening News, BuzzFeed News, HuffPost, Mic, Newsweek, KUSI News, and LMCTV.
Caroline is speaking to the Help & Heal and Imagine & Create tracks.
Logan Zinman Gerber is the national teen campaign organizer at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, working with high school and college students on the Reform Jewish Movement’s gun violence prevention strategy and civic engagement. An alumna of the University of Wisconsin and the University of Chicago, Logan started her career working for Ceasefire, The Joyce Foundation, and Chicago Public Schools, and spent the last seven years working as NFTY‘s Chicago director. She is humbled to get to wake up every day and support our youth leaders in their pursuit of justice.
Logan is speaking to the Believe & Lead and Think & Solve tracks
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and creator of four books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009), What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All, and her latest, Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Her podcast, also called Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire.
Jaclyn is speaking to the Hope & Overcome and Imagine & Create tracks.
Sara Zoldan, founder of Fit Jewess, is a fitness coach with the mission of connecting Jewish women worldwide and fostering a community united through fitness. She has her CrossFit L1 certification and trains girls and women in person and online. It wasn’t until she was twenty-one that Sara found her way to fitness, but when she did, she knew she had found her passion. Born and raised in the Orthodox community, Sara instantly knew that was the market she wanted to work with, where she could bring her knowledge and experience of functional fitness and Judaism together. Sara takes a body positive, weight-neutral approach to health and this is apparent in her training style.
Sara is speaking to the Believe & Lead and Help & Heal tracks.
Whitney Kweskin is an immigration services manager at refugee resettlement agency New American Pathways, where she assists new immigrants across Georgia with legal issues. Since 2015, she has chaired the annual Limmudfest program at Camp Ramah Darom over Labor Day weekend while serving as a member of the Limmud Atlanta + Southeast board of directors. Through Limmud, Kweskin participated in the YAD young leadership cohort both as a member of the training group and as a mentor. From 2006 to 2008, Kweskin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.
Whitney is speaking to the Hope & Overcome and Help & Heal tracks.
Julia Levy is the former communications officer at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation who enjoys creating content, building community and making an impact. On evenings and weekends, she is a side project-preneur, which she discussed at TEDxEmory 2019. With her dad she co-founded Peach and Prosperity, a podcast sharing economic, cultural and historical stories around Atlanta. Every other month she hosts Founder Fridays, a live podcast Shabbat dinner series with OneTable. With her mom she recently launched Tradition Kitchens to transform kitchens into classrooms of Jewish learning, featuring locals with stories to share.
Julia is speaking to the Imagine & Create and Think& Solve tracks.
Brittany Krystanos is the writer of the well-received self-help book, I Am Not Your Average Teen, which she wrote at the age of 15. Britt is a Canadian motivational speaker, life coach and mentor for teens, and author with three published books. At just 21, Brittany teaches primarily from her own experience and years of studying methods to help with mental health. She teaches a practical application of a program called Beneath And Beyond, in which she emphasizes self-love, mental health, teaching kids to cultivate positive thoughts and helping find solutions to their struggles with a holistic approach to spirituality and self-care.
Brittany is speaking to the Help & Heal and Think & Solve Tracks.
Pamela Schuller is an internationally known inclusion advocate. Her extraordinary personal story of growing up with the most severe case of Tourette Syndrome in the country, and turning that challenge into professional and personal success, is engaging, funny, a little bit heartwrenching, and deeply meaningful. Pamela is an inclusion specialist as well as the manager of a teen and mental health initiative for the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and is also a stand-up comedian and founder of www.StandUpInclusion.com. She holds a BA in Psychology and Youth Outreach Through the Arts from Knox College, and an MA in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University.
Pamela is speaking to the Believe & Lead and Hope & Overcome tracks.