Contributors

  • Iman Oubou

    Aside from being the founder and Editor-In-Chief of SWAAY Media, Iman is also Miss New York US, a philanthropist, a champion of Women Entrepreneurs, a Scientist and a Fashionista. She is the host of the popular podcast Entrepreneurs En Vogue,...

    More
  • Belisa Silva

    Belisa is an editor with more than 10 years of experience. Prior to SWAAY, she worked as freelance writer, covering lifestyle, fashion and beauty industries. Belisa was a Market Editor at Women's Wear Daily for five years, where she interviewed...

    More
  • Shannon Matloob

    Shannon is a contributor at SWAAY. She has a degree in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University with a passion identifying and researching other women on the path to greatness.

    More
  • Paula Gosney

    The creator of Belief School; a writer, businesswoman, warrior, speaker and mum. Fiercely honest, a passionate coach, and a woman who knows we are so much more capable than we allow ourselves to believe. Belief School is the culmination of...

    More
  • Lisa Marie Basile

    Lisa Marie Basile is a the author of APOCRYPHAL and the founder of Luna Luna Magazine and Community. Her work can be found in Bustle, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, The Establishment, Huffington Post and more. She’s been profiled in BuzzFeed,...

    More
  • Kelsi Zimmerman

    Kelsi is a digital beauty, fashion and lifestyle writer who resides in New York City. In addition to SWAAY, she also contributes to Teen Vogue, Women's Health and New Beauty.

    More
  • Nitika Chopra

    Nitika Chopra is a certified life coach, wellness entrepreneur and a motivational lifestyle guru who champions self love. She is also the host of the talk show Naturally Beautiful on Z Living which focuses on a holistic approach to beauty from...

    More
  • Lindsay Tigar

    Lindsay Tigar is a writer and editor in New York. Her work has appeared in Self, Refinery29, Bustle, Prevention and many more. When she's not traveling or spending time with friends, she's going to the latest boxing class, trying a new food trend...

    More
  • Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

    Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal is a NYC-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in Glamour, Redbookmag.com, EW.com and so many others in her career spanning almost 20 years. She's the author of five books, has interviewed A-list celebrities,...

    More
  • Courtney Leiva

    Courtney Leiva is a lifestyle and beauty writer who has contributed to Refinery29, Women's Health, NewBeauty, Byrdie and Self.com. When she's not writing, she's usually found experimenting with new gluten-free recipes that pop in her head. Follow...

    More
  • Lauren Benet Stephenson

    Lauren Benet Stephenson is a journalist and creative consultant who specializes in digital editorial strategy. She lives in Brooklyn, is studying the history of women's reproductive rights and social organization, and hopes to expand upon her...

    More
  • Allison Cooper

    Allison Cooper is a full time blogger at Project Motherhood and freelance writer. You can find her balancing her time equally between writing, spending time with her family, running, or sipping on strong coffee! Connect with her on twitter for...

    More
  • Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a fitness-focused inspirational site. With a background in Journalism and social media marketing, she is also a certified personal and Nike trainer, spending much of her time hosting...

    More
  • Leslie Tayne

    Leslie H. Tayne has more than 15 years' experience in the practice area of consumer and business financial debt-related services. Speaker, Author of Life & Debt, Attorney and Founder of the Tayne Law Group, P.C., Leslie is working towards...

    More
  • StartUp Mindset

    StartUp Mindset was developed to help entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to succeed in business. You'll find information, tools, resources, motivation and a ton of other goodies to spark your Startup mindset.

    More
  • Alexandria Nelson

    Alex is a contributor to SWAAY focused on bringing attention to spectacular women and promoting the role of millennials in today's business world. When she is not blogging about the do's, don'ts and how to's of a successful entrepreneurship, you...

    More
  • Colleen Minkewicz

    Colleen is a college student at SUNY New Paltz graduating in Spring 2017 majoring in English and Creative Writing. She aspires to become an editor/work in publishing in the future.

    More
  • Jodi Flynn

    Jodi Flynn spent the early part of her career in senior management in the financial services industry. Using the confidence she developed during her work in Mutual Fund Operations, she found she flourished in the areas of supervising/mentoring,...

    More
  • Kerry Heaps

    Kerry Heaps is the Founder and President of Kerry’s Network, Inc., a marketing organization that provides Business-to-Business Marketing services. She is also the host of Strictly Marketing Talk Radio and publisher of Strictly Marketing...

    More
  • May Busch

    May Busch brings her insights and experiences following her successful investment banking career to help top leaders advance their organizations, and to promote greater thought leadership, diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace....

    More
  • Liz Toombs

    Owner and President, Polka Dots & Rosebuds Interiors – www.polkadotsandrosebuds.com. The work of Liz and her team can be seen on college campuses around the country as well as homes and businesses in more than 25 states. Liz dispels many myths...

    More
  • Rose Wheeler

    Rose Wheeler works with words on a daily basis as a content and social media manager for her clients at Marketing With Style. She's also an editor and lifestyle blogger. When she's not working with her awesome clients, she enjoys cooking, doing...

    More
  • Felissa Allard

    Felissa Allard writes about beauty, lifestyle, health, and parenting. She has worked at New York Daily News, Life & Style Weekly, and About.com. Currently, Allard freelances for a number of outlets including SELF, Modern Mom, Working Mother, and...

    More
  • Stacey Sullivan Hall

    In her day job, Stacey Hall serves as a veteran PR flack enjoying the art of the written word and a good corporate reputation crisis. At night, she unwinds with creative writing, crosswords and California Chardonnay.

    More
  • Dina Scherer

    Dina Scherer is a Certified NYC Image & Wardrobe Stylist, Personal Shopper, and owner of Modnitsa Styling. Over the past 9 years she's been helping women define & polish their authentic style & build a wardrobe that makes them feel confident...

    More
  • Samantha Miles

    Samantha Miles is a multimedia journalist whose work has appeared in various newsrooms in Colorado, Texas, and Columbia Nightly News in New York City. She has also written for several online publications, and won awards for her journalism in the...

    More
  • Amy Corcoran

    Amy is an Irish writer, avid foodie and feminist with an insatiable appetite for novels and empowering women's writing. She has enjoyed calling Dublin, Paris and now New York her home.

    More
  • Wendy Rose Gould

    Wendy Rose Gould is a reporter based in Phoenix, Arizona. She covers women’s lifestyle topics for numerous digital publications, including Refinery29, InStyle, xoVain, Headspace, PopSugar and ModCloth. You can learn more about her at...

    More
  • Helen Bui

    Helen Bui is an entrepreneur, media & advertising veteran, advisor, mentor and economic empowerment champion. Helen is currently the Founder at Skylet, a platform that is helping young women become smarter about their money. Skylet members have...

    More
  • Heather Monahan

    Career Expert, Heather Monahan, aka the #BossInHeels, is a seasoned executive that currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at the Beasley Media Group. Despite being a single Mom, Heather has climbed the corporate ladder and has broken the...

    More
  • Lona Alia

    Lona Alia, CEO and Founder of Style Lend, got her start in fashion at the age of 16 modeling in Albania for companies like GUESS and Versace. In 2013, Lona combined her love for fashion and entrepreneurship and came up with the idea of Style Lend...

    More
  • Jasmine Star

    Jasmine Star is an internationally recognized photographer, who dropped out of law school, picked up a camera and pursued her dreams. She built a worldwide brand from scratch and leveraged social media marketing to build a six-figure business in...

    More
  • Shannon McLay

    Shannon is a financial planner who left a "traditional" financial services firm to start her own company, The Financial Gym, to help people in their 20s and 30s who are starting out and trying to build assets while also managing debt. She helps...

    More
  • Susan Trombetti

    Susan Trombetti is a leading celebrity matchmaker, relationship expert, and CEO of Exclusive Matchmaking. Susan has helped discerning singles across the country discover long-term relationships and partnerships that are both rewarding and...

    More
  • Neeta Bhushan

    Dr. Neeta Bhushan is an emotional intelligence advocate, international speaker, host of the Revolutionary Leadership podcast and founder of the Global GRIT Institute. She is also the author of the Amazon Best Seller, Emotional GRIT with a social...

    More
  • JoQueta Handy

    JoQueta Handy Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Integrative Medicine doctor with a doctorate in quantum medicine and a Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist with 21 years of experience. She is the founder and president of Children’s Opportunity for...

    More
  • Stephen Doyle

    "Steve Doyle, originally from Philadelphia, holds a B.A. Professional Writing from Penn State University. He's a blogger, short-story writer and has created several hundred marketing content pieces for clients such as: JC Ehrlich, Ambius,...

    More
  • Kelly King Bakehorn

    The Lexington, KY-based Kelly King Bakehorn is the co-owner, founder and event manager of Venues of The Grand Reserve. She has more than 25 years of experience as a dynamic entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. Based in Lexington’s...

    More
  • Aly Walansky

    Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

    More
  • Stephenie Hope

    Stephenie, co-owner of Genius Kids Club, has a degree in Early Childhood Education, has taught preschool in the Los Angeles area. After years of happily working television production and a stint in publicity, she found her way back to working...

    More
  • Jen Glantz

    Jen Glantz is the author of the new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) and the founder of the head-turning business, Bridesmaid for Hire. She can often be spotted wearing old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store or on first dates.

    More
  • Shayna Marcos

    Shayna is a dynamic content editor with a well-rounded background in the music industry as well as a penchant for the beauty and fashion space.

    More
  • Bridge2Act

    Hitha Palepu and Samira Panah are the co-founders of Bridge2Act. Bridge2Act, is a transformational platform that enables you to give the moment you feel compelled. 10 seconds. 3 taps. Instant impact. Providing a simple, educated, and effective...

    More
  • Faith Hope Consolo

    Faith is a retail expert and trend spotter. She is the chairman of Douglas Elliman's retail real estate division. She knows what luxury retail trends are happening and can comment on this for 2017.

    More
  • Savita Iyer

    Savita Iyer-Ahrestani is a freelance writer with close to 20 years of reporting and writing experience. She has worked as a business journalist in New York and as a freelancer, she’s reported and written articles on a wide range of topics from...

    More
  • Jami Schwartz

    Jami Schwartz is in charge of content at Kabbage. Kabbage helps small businesses get the funding they need to grow. Through a fully automated, online platform, businesses can link their latest business data, allowing us to review the overall...

    More
  • Brett Galley

    Raised in New York City and around the world by her journalist / artist mother and explorer father, Brett’s life has never been dull. Following art school Brett opened her first art gallery with her mother, acclaimed artist Joyce Galley in...

    More
  • Elisette Carlson

    Prior to founding SMACK! Media in 2009, Elisette Carlson was the Director of Marketing at Zoot Sports, a global leader in multi-sports products. Elisette’s passion for sports marketing started at a young age while assisting her father with...

    More
  • Morag Barrett

    Morag Barrett is the author of the bestselling book, Cultivate, and co-author of The Future-Proof Workplace (Wiley). She is also the founder and CEO of SkyeTeam, an international HR and leadership development company. Originally from the UK, she...

    More
  • Vanessa Chan

    Vanessa is the founder and chief designer at Redesign.Studio. Vanessa has always been innovating. Before taking the entrepreneurship plunge and founding re.design, she was a partner at McKinsey & Company where she co-led their innovation...

    More
  • Simone Milasas

    Simone is the founder of Joy of Business as well as the Worldwide Coordinator for Access Consciousness, which is now in 170+ countries. She has a regular radio show on OM Times Radio Network called ‘Joy of Business’, and regularly appears in...

    More
  • Amy Trask

    Trask currently serves as an analyst for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network, appearing regularly on That Other Pregame Show and periodically on NFL Today. Trask is one of the original group of panelists appearing on the historic, first ever all...

    More
  • Donna Ston​eham

    Dr. Stoneham is an executive coach and transformational leadership expert author of The Thriver’s Edge: Seven Key to Transform the Way you Live, Love, and Lead.

    More
  • Carol Talbot

    Carol is an inspiration in the inspiration business. She is sought-after by organizations and individuals seeking a learning consultant, thought-partner, and keynote speaker ‘with a difference’.

    More
  • Amaya Jones

    26-year-old Amaya Jones was always destined to create. As the daughter of two artists, she has creativity running through her veins. An Arts degree and experience working in galleries led to her very own creative project in the field of holistic...

    More
  • Anna Akbari

    Anna Akbari, PhD, is a sociologist, writer, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Sociology of Style, an image and life coaching company, and a partner in HVCK, a Silicon Valley innovation consultancy. A former professor at New York University...

    More
  • Catriona Pollard

    Catriona Pollard is the author of From Unknown To Expert, a step by step framework designed to help entrepreneurs develop effective PR and social media strategies to become recognised as influencers in their field.

    More
  • Stacia Pierce

    With books, newsletters, retail products, appearances and countless online outlets as part of her growing empire, Pierce is able to inspire over 100,000 people weekly and shows no signs of slowing down. She was and named Top Women Who Mean...

    More
  • Kristin McGrath

    Kristin McGrath, editor and financial expert at CreditCardForum has more than 7 years in the financial service industry and is a seasoned expert on credit card products, usage and trends. As the blogger and editorial director for...

    More
  • Sydney Lorch

    Sydney is a journalism and psychology student at the University of Miami. She is a Jewish New Yorker who has brought her New York attitude and spunk to the hot streets of Miami. She also writes for The Odyssey.

    More
  • Kim Jabal

    Kim Jabal is an Internet and social media executive with over 20 years of finance, operations, and IT experience at high growth companies across various stages of development, including Google, Path, Lytro, Goldman Sachs, and Accenture. She’s...

    More
  • Dr. Amy Serin

    Dr. Amy Serin is a clinical neuropsychologist, Buzzies inventor and Co-Founder of The TouchPoint Solution. Her work in therapy and applied neuroscience led to the discovery that the Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation (BLAST) component of a...

    More
  • Julie Benezet

    Julie Benezet spent 25 years in law and business, and for the past fifteen years has coached executives from virtually every industry. She built Amazon’s first global real estate organization, and led for ten years the “Challenges of...

    More
  • Joy Schoffler

    Joy Schoffler, principal of Leverage PR, is a nationally recognized author and speaker in the field of innovative financial services marketing and communications. An active leader within the technology community, Joy sits on the board of SXSW V2V...

    More
  • Jessica Zweig

    Jessica Zweig is one of Chicago’s most recognized women entrepreneurs, known for building personal brands. She was named one of the ‘Top 7 Digital Marketers to Watch in 2017’, by INC. As serial entrepreneur, Jessica is the Founder and CEO...

    More
  • Laleh Alemzadeh-Hancock

    Laleh Alemzadeh-Hancock is a management consultant, Joy of Business facilitator, and founder and CEO of Belapemo and Global Wellness for All. A passionate change-agent, Laleh has empowered thousands of individuals including Fortune 500...

    More
  • Tiny Hay

    Tina Hay comes from a diverse background encompassing film, technology and finance. Her personal struggles understanding complex financial topics led her to found Napkin Finance, a guide to everything you need to know about money in 30 seconds...

    More
  • Allison Engel

    Allison Engel is director of women’s market strategy at Northwestern Mutual. She has more than 15 years of experience empowering women worldwide in the fields of media, technology, entrepreneurship and finance.

    More
  • Lisa Ivler

    Lisa is the owner of Lisa Ivler Events LLC., a small event planning company specializing in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Sweet 16s, and Divorce Parties!

    More
  • Simona Fusco

    Simona Fusco is the founder of ‘Perfect 12’, a high-end executive match-matching firm in Beverly Hills, California. Prior to this, she was a successful model and actress with 30 film and television credits to her name, which include “The...

    More
  • Jenny Dorsey

    Jenny is a professional chef and entrepreneur specializing in experiential gastronomy. She helps all types of culinary brands better engage their audience through immersive concepts using food & drink. Jenny's journey with experiential dining...

    More
  • Samantha Lande

    Samantha Lande is a freelance writer based out of Chicago, IL. She has contributed food and lifestyle articles to The Food Network, Time Out, GOOD magazine and more.

    More
  • Annie Tevelin

    Annie Tevelin is the founder of SkinOwl, professional makeup artist and beauty aficionado.

    More
  • Tess Callahan

    Tess Callahan is author of the novel APRIL & OLIVER, a creative writing teacher, and a TEDx speaker on creativity. Her new novel is currently firing in the kiln.

    More
  • Tony Little

    Tony Little is an American TV personality, best known for being a fitness guru and is the self-proclaimed 'America's Personal Fitness Trainer'.

    More
  • Monica Banks

    Monica Banks is the founder of Gugu Guru – the first and only online baby registry that makes free, highly personalized, unbiased product recommendations based on each mom’s unique individual lifestyle and personal style. She currently...

    More
  • Erin Oprea

    Erin Oprea, former Marine, owner of Oprea Personal Fitness, and author of the forthcoming book, The 4x4 Diet. As the new USANA Fitness Ambassador, Erin provides focus on functional fitness and a straight-forward approach to nutrition, she has...

    More
  • Andrea Kalli

    Andrea Kalli at http://www.virtualassist.net/ has been featured in PRNewsonline, Bulldog Reporter, Lioness Magazine and more, and has been supporting businesses with marketing since 2005, and in 2014 dedicated her focus to putting video as the...

    More
  • Rohini Dey

    A leading restaurateur, a proponent of Indian cuisine with her unique Latin twist, and an avid supporter of women – former economist and management consultant Rohini Dey straddles the worlds of business and philanthropy across the US and India.

    More
  • Alyssa Pinsker

    Alyssa Pinsker, Girl Gone Global, writes about travel, female global entrepreneurs, faith and wellness for publications from BBC to Cosmopolitan.

    More
  • Morgan Heinrich

    Morgan is a Fort Worth, TX- based freelance journalist. She covers healthcare technology, public affairs issues, and an array of other areas. Morgan will be graduating from Texas Christian University in May.

    More
  • Jenna Oltersdorf

    Based in Austin, Texas and specializing in consumer public relations, Jenna Oltersdorf has reimagined PR through the creation of her firm, Snackbox. Having worked with major national and international brands throughout her career, she has...

    More
  • Caryn O'Sullivan

    Caryn O’Sullivan is a mom, and an entrepreneur in the health coaching field. As a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Food Therapist and founder of Appetites for Life, she supports women who struggle with low energy, weight...

    More
  • Jill Jacinto

    Jill Jacinto is an NYC based millennial career expert who loves helping young professionals with their careers. Jill has secured several guest spots on Fox & Friends and has landed coverage in Forbes, Glamour, USA Today Business Insider, Men’s...

    More
  • Holly Rider-Milkovich

    Holly serves as the Senior Director of Prevention Education at EverFi, the nation's leading education technology innovator and creator of the Campus Prevention Network (CPN), a nationwide initiative launched to bring together institutions that...

    More
  • Reem Edan

    Reem is a 26 year-old Muslim-American comedian. The biggest performance of her career so far is coming up in London at the Asian Comedy Night event at the Watford Colosseum on April 8, find link below.

    More
  • Skye Guina

    Skye Guina is a partner in Nashelle Jewelry. After multiple business ventures including running and owning a successful boutique, Skye joined forces with her husband Eric to form Guina Group which primarily focuses on real estate acquisitions and...

    More
  • Jo Giese

    Jo Giese is an award-winning radio journalist, author, teacher, community activist, and global traveler. As a special correspondent she was part of the Peabody-award- winning team at Marketplace, public radio’s daily business show, and she’s...

    More
  • Brittanie Shey

    Brittanie Shey is freelance writer based in Houston, Texas. She has written about creatives, entrepreneurs, social justice issues and pop culture for outlets including Modern Luxury, Houstonia Magazine, Voice Media and more. She's especially...

    More
  • Emily F. Popek

    Emily F. Popek is a communications specialist and former newspaper editor who launched her Etsy shop, Bread and Roses Vintage (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BreadAndRosesVintage), in 2001 shortly after the birth of her daughter. She and her family...

    More
  • Robin Lynch

    Robin Lynch, ASLA, is a 3rd generation landscape designer, and a 2nd generation ecological rehabilitator. She is the owner of Regenerative Design Studios, a Landscape Architecture Design/Build/Consulting firm. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with...

    More
  • Ani Palen

    Ani Palen is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor with over five years of experience. She currently works as a freelance writer covering skincare, beauty, lifestyle, and wellness.

    More
  • Helen Sanders

    Helen Sanders is chief editor at HealthAmbition.com. Established in 2012, Health Ambition has grown rapidly in recent years. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand health and nutrition advice that makes a real impact. We pride ourselves on...

    More
  • Susan L. Hornik

    Susan L. Hornik is a veteran entertainment and lifestyle journalist in Hollywood. She writes regularly for The Washington Times and Mademan.com.

    More
  • Samira Panah

    Samira Panah Bakhtiar is attuned to the powerful relationship that can be forged between digital media and technology.  As sales manager for the Media & Entertainment Operation at Cisco Systems, Samira leads a team of highly passionate engineers...

    More
  • Rochelle Magno

    Rochelle Magno is the founder of The Lash Gallery

    More
  • Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham

    Milbert Kiggundu-Bentham has over 14 years of experience across finance, entrepreneurship, strategy and marketing. Educated in the East Africa, the United Kingdom and the US, her cross cultural heritage provides her with a unique lens with which...

    More
  • Jillian Dara

    Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on...

    More
  • Katarina Nilsson

    Known as the ‘naming lady,’ Katarina Nilsson has created names for some of the world’s most recognizable brands like Sony Ericsson, H&M, Toyota, Electrolux and BabyBjörn

    More
  • Kaitlin Menza

    Kaitlin Menza is a freelance writer and editor who often covers pop culture, women's health, food, and whatever else her friends are talking about these days. She lives in New York. View more of her work at www.kaitlinmenza.com

    More
  • Bryce Gruber

    Bryce Gruber is the Editor in Chief at TheLuxurySpot.com, a morning news contributor, and a strong cheese enthusiast. When she's not snacking at her desk she plays mom to 4 sassy little squirts, wife to a man with a thick accent, and neighbor to...

    More
  • Deena Campbell

    Deena Campbell Sengstacke is a New York-based beauty and lifestyle writer whose work is published in Allure, The New York Times, Essence and a host of others. She is currently the founder of Beauty and the Boys where she writes about life with...

    More
  • Zlata Faerman

    Zlata Faerman is a lifestyle writer with "Zlata Thoughts." Her work has appeared in She Knows, Bravo, ​SELF, ​Conde Nast Traveler, ​STYLECASTER, ​Cosmopolitan and many others. When she's not writing, Zlata is mostly likely creating (and...

    More
  • Kate Chia

    Kate Chia is an NYU graduate with a degree in psychology and has a passion for all things writing-related. She has particular interest in writing about psychology, health, food, and creative nonfiction. Outside of work, she enjoys indie pop and...

    More
  • Deborah Engel

    Deborah Engel founded the first coworking facility with flexible childcare back in 2015 in the tristate area of New Jersey. After quitting her public relations job to go part-time while bringing up two girls, she discovered a niche for a...

    More
  • Rachel Brown

    Rachel Brown spent about a decade covering the beauty industry for Women's Wear Daily, where she was most recently West Coast beauty editor. Before WWD, she wrote about beauty, apparel, restaurants and hotels for the Los Angeles Business Journal,...

    More
  • Paula_sw@@y

    More
  • Elena Teare

    More
Don't display this again