Best of 2014 // December 31, 2014
People always ask me how we choose our Made Woman of the Month
each month. A lot of the time, I'll hear a name over brunch -- a friend or colleague will say to me excitedly, "I know who your next Made Woman of the Month should be! You HAVE to interview [insert someone bossy]..." Sometimes I'll meet someone great at an event or conference, or people will shoot me an email about someone in their office, school or church --someone they want me to hunt down. At the end of each year I look back, super impressed with the caliber of women who call themselves "Made."
All of the women we interview hustle in their respective industries and manage to shine with everything they do.
Asking me to pick my favorite interview this year is impossible, but here is a look back at a few highlights that the Made Woman staff and I agree are must reads:
Natasha Case, Cool Haus -- The Entrepreneur
Lena Waithe, Producer -- The Hollywood Insider
It was a great year for Lena Waithe, from debuting her own web series, "Twenties" to producing one of the most talked about movies of the year, "Dear White People," Lena was on fire. After hearing about her, meeting and interviewing her, I knew that Lena's approachable demeanor
, directness and talent would take her far. Get her full story here.
Sarah Amos, Freshwire -- The Trailblazer
Sarah Amos took the content creation skills she had mastered working at “World News With Diane Sawyer” and "Good Morning America" and made the leap to the digital space when she signed on as Chief Creative Director for the growing startup, Freshwire
. The company creates branded digital content -- editorial, custom video, blogs, etc. and works hard to make sure their original content cuts through the clutter. Learn more about Sarah here
Keren Taylor, Write Girl -- The Philanthropist