If you’ve ever wondered how to balance two careers and have a pretty amazing life all at once, look no further than Danielle Leeke. This influential juggler of careers owns San Francisco event planning and production company, On The Run Events, and is part-owner of The Brick Yard, an SF-based sports bar. Ink & Well has been lucky to call this lady a client, a friend, sometimes keeper of secrets, and ALWAYS an inspiration. This Q&A will motivate you to go for what you want. Even if what you want is everything.
Job Title(s): Owner, On The Run Events, event planning, and production company, and Operating Owner of The Brick Yard.
Rose Moore is one cool chick. In fact, she’s someone you want to be friends with on Facebook and follow on Twitter just to keep up with the great things she’s doing. Unwilling to let work lead the way, Rose seems to have figured it out, wrapping her work seamlessly around her life. Wife of a chef, she works when her husband does, allowing them to actually (gasp) spend time together. She’s someone who perfectly embodies the Ink & Well Mission and we can’t wait to share her words of wisdom with you.
For her day job, Molly Thornberg is the Director of Digital Media at WME Live Experiences, but that’s just the start of things. She’s also the mama to 4 littles, wife to Sean, and the most digitally savvy mama around. For many years I’ve enjoyed her thoughts, creativity, and digital insider knowledge on her Digital Mom Blog. We are so lucky to have Molly as our guest blogger today, she has so much great insight and wisdom to share from years of life experience. She’s living proof that a positive attitude and lots of *hustle* is good for the mind, body, and soul.
Being a twenty-something in corporate America has never felt less glamorous. Snapchat selfies taken under fluorescent lighting, curated workspace pictures set against the backdrop of a chartreuse-colored cubicle wall, sad desk lunches consisting of instant oatmeal and fruit snacks: these are all unavoidable elements of my day-to-day life. And these are all things that can make me feel painfully “less-than” as a millennial living in a social media-dominated culture.
While it seems like everyone in my news feed is traipsing around Iceland, curating immaculate Instagram accounts, or drinking craft brews to pass the time, I’m busy meal planning so I can start eating aforementioned #saddesklunch less often… say, once a month instead of once a week.
Grace Daher started her career as an assistant producer at Al-Arabiya News Channel, the leading news channel in the Middle East, where she remained for three years. She piloted and then co-directed two in the field programs in that time. Grace moved back to Boston in 2010, where she had done her undergrad at Emerson College. She returned to pursue a Masters in Administrative Studies at Boston College. Once receiving her Masters, Grace returned to the Middle East. Since 2012, Grace has been the picture producer for the Business News Department at Al-Arabiya News Channel where she has a chance to integrate appealing visual guides to strong content. I+W is thrilled to share the story of Grace’s journey and her struggle to become who she always wanted to be, in work and in life.
Ali Carr Troxell has spent the better part of a decade as an editor across national print and digital platforms, curating and creating content for publications such as Outside, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and MSN.com‘s travel and food channels. She has parlayed her years as a gear editor into a public relations consulting business, Headwaters Collective, on behalf of outdoor brands. She works with Swrve, Xtracycle, WETSOX, Pakpod, and My Outdoor Alphabet. She also currently handles two of America’s most recognized active lifestyle brands, Coleman Outdoor Brand and Superfeet, for Hayter Communications as a freelance PR consultant.
Job Title: Public relations consultant, freelance travel writer
Ink & Well was lucky to land our fantastic intern, Ryan Peardon, just as we were getting our business off the ground. Today Ryan shares about how he has found networking to be a key for personal and professional development. A little about Ryan before jumping into the post:
Ryan Peardon is an intern at Ink & Well and is a senior Journalism major at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is also a contributor to ProFootballSpot.com where he is the Team Manager of the Georgia Bulldogs and Coordinator of SEC content.