UCLA’s Anderson School of Management professor Cassie Holmes is the world’s leading authority on time and happiness. In her ground-breaking new book, HAPPIER HOUR: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most —a Forbes 2022 “Must Read”—she shares her cutting-edge research guiding readers how to immediately enrich their lives by better investing the time they have, no matter how “time poor” they feel.
Katherine Wintsch dedicates her life to making the lives of women easier. In her role as founder and CEO of The Mom Complex, she helps the largest companies in the world such as Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and Wells Fargo better understand and support their mom customers and employees.
In her latest venture, Katherine combines 10+ years of groundbreaking research on motherhood with her own personal journey in her book Slay Like a Mother.
Parade magazine recently named Slay Like a Mother, one of the “top 10 life-changing self-help books of the year” and Katherine’s research has been featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.
Katherine is a recipient of the “Working Mother of the Year” award by the Advertising Women of New York, the “Outstanding Woman” award from the YWCA and, most recently, the “Woman of the Decade” award from the Women’s Economic Forum in India. Katherine also has a Tedx talk called Unmasking motherhood.
Natalie Silverstein, MPH, is an author, speaker, consultant, and passionate advocate for family and youth service. Her first book, Simple Acts: The Busy Family's Guide to Giving Back, was published by Gryphon House in 2019 and was named one of the “10 Books for Parents Who Want to Raise Kind Kids” by HuffPost. Now, she is out with her second book Simple Acts: The Busy Teen’s Guide to Making a Difference.
In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller (and Reese’s Book Club pick) Fair Play, Eve Rodsky urged women to rebalance their domestic responsibilities and reclaim time for themselves. Her book started a national conversation and launched a movement toward greater equality on the home front…and then quarantine hit, and life as we knew it was upended. Now all of us are faced with an even more pressing question: how can we carve out a little time for ourselves?
This personal time–what Rodsky calls Unicorn Space, what makes us interesting–isn’t just a luxury, she explains. The research is clear that it’s a necessity for our mental health, our physical well-being, and our very sense of self. You can also find her on Instagram.
Paris Rosenthal is an author whose works include #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Girl, co-written with her late mother, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and #1 New York Times Best Seller, Dear Boy, co-written with her father, Jason B. Rosenthal. She also wrote the New York Times Best Seller Dear Teacher, as well as Dear Baby, Project 1,2,3, and her latest book, Uni the Unicorn in the Real World.
Uni the Unicorn is the third book in a series that her mother started. She says she wrote this book as a tribute of sorts to her. Her first published book, Dear Girl, was also co-written with her mom. That book came out when she was in college. Please visit her at her website, and on Instagram.
Phyllis Fagell has worked in both public and private schools with students in grades K-12. She currently works as the school counselor for Sheridan School in Washington, D.C. and provides therapy to children, teens and adults in private practice.
Phyllis is also a journalist and the author of Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in Middle School and Beyond -- and How Parents Can Help. She’s a frequent contributor to the Washington Post and other major news outlets, focusing on counseling, parenting and education.
Khara Croswaite Brindle is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Burnout Consultant in Denver, Colorado. Khara enjoys various roles as a serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, professor, Financial Therapist and author of Perfectioneur: From Workaholic to Well-Balanced: One Therapist's Workbook to Get You There. You can find Khara at her website.
Dana Ponsky began her career in education and advocacy more than 20 years ago. Her first professional experiences were at the University of Michigan, the University of Miami, and Barry University as a career counselor and then as an assistant director and director of orientation, leadership, and first-year programming. After working with first-year college students, Dana began to wonder how students were being supported in their high schools and what they were doing to be prepared for college. After realizing to be successful in college, students need excellent guidance while in high school, Dana transitioned to work as a school-based college counselor. She has served as a high school director of college counseling and has volunteered for nationally-recognized college access programs. You can find her at her website ConsultWithDana.com.
Whitney Fisch, MSW started her career working on college campuses as the Jewish Student Life Director at Hillel at the University of Georgia and now as the Executive Director of the Hillel at Miami University in Ohio. She graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work and spent the next decade as a school counselor and Director of Counseling working in partnership with teens, families, and administration all in advocacy of the student. Now, she uses her years of training as a counselor and student advocate to help schools + other youth-focused community organizations to build comprehensive health + wellness programs, parent education, as well as helping families successfully navigate the college process from beginning to end making sure the student’s needs never get lost in the process. You can find her at her website WhitneyFisch.com.
KJ Dell'Antonia is the author of the viral New York Times essay Why I Didn't Answer Your Email. She is the former editor of the NY Times' Motherlode blog and the author of the book How to Be a Happier Parent. Her debut novel, The Chicken Sisters, is a NYT best seller, a selection in Reese Witherspoon’s book club. It is a humorous exploration of the same themes she focuses on in her journalism: the importance of finding joy in our families, the challenge of figuring out what makes us happy and the need to value the people in front of us more than the ones in our phones and laptops, every single time. You can find all things KJ Dell'Antonia at her website.
Dr. Tim Jordan is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, he is the author of She Leads: Raising Girls Who Advocate , Influence and Lead. In this book, Dr. Tim reveals practical, common-sense guidance gleaned from his experience working with girls. He is an international speaker and consultant, founder of Camp Weloki for Girls – and as the brother of five sisters!