Every woman here is someone I look up to.
Intelligent. Driven. Passion forward and legitimately whole-hearted. They are REAL GOLD.
I look to them not only for their leadership in their businesses but because of their collaborative spirit in a competitive world, where it’s easier (and widely accepted) to dismiss the other key voices in your community in order to only elevate your own.
Take their leads, then build your own throne just as they have, gold brick by gold brick.
Savelina Fanene:Unprecedented WWE Wrestler & People’s Champion
Savelina Fanene is an American wrestler best known by her WWE pseudonym, Nia Jax. Fanene was born in Sydney, Australia, but immigrated to America with her family when only a child. She was raised in Carlsbad, CA—a suburb of San Diego. Though born in Australia and raised in the States, Fanene’s father was born and raised in New Zealand and her mother was born and raised in Germany. Fanene has two brothers, Patrick and Ben Fanene, and two dogs, Buster and Benji, all of whom she loves dearly.
Fanene has been involved in various sports throughout her life from gymnastics and soccer, to volleyball and basketball. Though known best by her WWE in-ring persona, Fanene began her career as a plus-size model. Currently, Jax reigns as one of the WWE’s standout divas, both in the ring and on the WWE’s reality show “Total Divas” seasons 7 & 8. Fanene’s successes include being the former RAW women’s champion, recipient of the 2018 #SeeHer campaign award, and a nomination for a People’s Choice Award as 2018’s “Game Changer” alongside notable greats like Simone Biles, Lebron James, and Serena Williams.
Lauren Taus: Disruptive Yogi & Therapist
Lauren Taus is a licensed, clinical therapist and yoga teacher with nearly two decades of experience. Lauren works with her clients and students to identify old stories that disrupt present moment experience. Through conscious embodiment, Lauren restores the power of choice and helps others to consciously create an optimized, empowered life experience.
Lauren trains leading innovators across a variety of sectors. Her client list includes successful startups in the wellness industry, hedge fund portfolio managers and several celebrity clients. She teaches for Habitas and she regularly leads transformational wellness adventures around the world. Lauren also partners with brands like Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, The Times Square Alliance, Samsung + Wanderlust and more to spread her message of informed wellness and playful living.
Caroline Slaughter: Trailblazing Director & Activist
Caroline is a filmmaker compelled by female driven content that revolves around social issues. Her projects raise awareness, ignite conversation, and instigate change to empower women.
She graduated from the New School University, and launched her career as a performer in New York working in theater, commercials and on television shows like As The World Turns. She went on to perform and produce New York and London theater collaborating with writers like Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Elizabeth Meriwether (New Girl), Billy Eichner (Difficult People) and Annie Baker (Pulitzer Prize Winner of The Flick) and institutions such as LAByrinth Theater Company, The Factory Theatre Company, The Public and The Flea.
Caroline made the transition to writing by working with Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, which led to co-writing a screenplay with Jay Lavender (The Break-Up) and developing the pilot Falsies with FX Networks. A move to Atlanta led to a commercial casting stint that has developed into a commercial directing career.
Caroline has most recently completed LAMB; a short that exposes the walk, taken by too many talented women in Hollywood, from lobby to hotel room where they were assaulted by sexual predators abusing their power. These women were led by female assistants, whom they thought they could trust. LAMB is a cautionary tale about women sacrificing women, but also considers the unrecognized victim in the complicty machine, the female assistant. The intention behind LAMB is to raise awareness and initiate conversation to support the female movement.
Caroline continues to work in commercials as a director, passionate about approaching brand content through a female lens, and as a voiceover for clients that include Holiday Inn, Subway, United Way and Coca-Cola.
Director/Vimeo Site: https://vimeo.com/user4638557
Voiceover Site: http://carolineslaughter.com/
Angel Martinez: Skin Care Guru & Innovator
With more than 13 years’ experience in the field of aesthetics, Angel Martinez has finally branched out on her own taking aesthetics medicine in Cherry Creek, Denver to the next level. After successfully graduating from Heritage College with an Associate’s Degree in Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care, Angel has built a strong celebrity clientele because of her knowledge, passion and ability to design her client’s skin care needs using only the latest technology. Angel continues to push the envelope with innovating skin care treatments. Her signature “Mile High makeover” and “Trifecta Treatment” have elevated the skin care game!
Her high proficiency in both laser and advanced skin care procedures distinguishes her in the industry as Denver’s go to skin guru. Angel has a special talent for performing skin analysis and determining the best customized treatment plan for her clients. Angel’s in-depth knowledge of skin care products and their safe applications as well as her many hours of hands-on experience in her field creates repeat and long-term clients. Angel is passionate about skin care and cultivating skin care solutions that yield real results!
Angel has appeared on several national as well as local daytime news and entertainment programs, including “Everyday” and Daily Blast Live!
Jenny Gaither: Master of Body Positivity & Fitness Revivalist
Jenny Gaither is one of only a handful of Master SoulCycle instructors and has been teaching at SoulCycle for over eight years between SF and NYC. As the Founder of Movemeant Foundation and We Dare to Bare, Jenny has dedicated over 15 years of her life to serving fitness communities around the world.
As a former professional dancer, she studied with world-renowned dance choreographers including Emmy-award nominated Sonya Tayeh from So You Think You Can Dance. Her career and passion for dance led her to curate a cardio, hip hop class for all-levels called Notorious F.I.T., to foster like-minded communities who love health, wellness and pop culture. Jenny showcases her Notorious F.I.T hip hop class at fitness festivals such as, Shape Magazine’s annual LA celebrity event, Shape Body Shop, and teaches Master classes around the world.
In addition, Jenny is a body-positive health and wellness life coach, and is one of nine women chosen to be a Reebok Ambassador featured in Reebok’s Global #BEMOREHUMAN campaign – celebrating women who are transforming themselves and the world around them. Jenny has been a recipient of a Lululemon Athletica Ambassador Leadership Award, a ZICO Endurance Team Athlete Ambassador, Co-Founder/CEO of SEAK Foundation and creator of The Sports Bra Challenge, and a blogger for Huffington Post.
Tiff McFierce: DJ & Soulful Influencer
Tiff McFierce has connected with health and wellness on her path in a deeply personal and transformative way. She uses meditation, yoga, and nutrition in her own unique intuitive blend of self-care as a successful entrepreneur and powerhouse creative. With audiences and listeners spanning over 2 million wordwide, Tiff McFierce is a sought after DJ, Brand Influencer and Personality. A resident at Madison Square garden, she is the first woman and African American woman to be a staple in the musical team for the NBA’s New York Knicks and WNBA’s New York Liberty.
With a client list that includes Sirius XM Radio, L’Oreal, Essence and more, Tiff not only curates sound but an immersive McFierce experience.
Dr. Belisa Vranich: Psychologist & Revitalizing Breathing Expert
Dr. Belisa Vranich is a renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker and author as well as the Director of Breathing Science at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine in New York City.
She has taught and lectured nationwide on topics related to dysfunctional breathing patterns and stress, having been reviewed by a wide variety of publications including O The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Details Magazine, W Magazine, Men’s Journal, and more. She is a regular guest on national television including CNN, Fox News, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, and has been interviewed by Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira, Juju Chang, Bill O’Reilly, Nancy Grace, and Alisyn Camerota.
Dr. Belisa received her doctorate degree in Psychology from New York University and completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital with specialization in neuropsychology, psychiatric consultation and liaison, and bilingual treatment.
Stephanie Anders: Visionary Body Artist/Piercer & Creator
“From humble beginnings come great things” can very much describe Stephanie’s ensuing voyage.
Her journey started 27 years ago growing up in very small towns in southern Iowa. She knew at a young age that she had an ever growing fascination with body modification. Whether it be piercing or tattoos, she found herself intrigued by the methods that one could choose to modify their body to enhance their appearance.
In 2012, at the age of 20, she and her future husband headed west to California and hammered the pavement in search of a new studio to call “home” which she found in, Prix Body Piercing and Tattoo. In the next four years, her reputation as a “go-to” body piercer was earned by way of her meticulous attention to her clients and work ethic, also making her the personal body piercer to several celebrity clients & Hollywood elite.
She and her husband had always dreamed of one day opening their own tattoo & piercing studio and on January 12, 2016 they opened the doors of Royal Heritage Tattoo & Piercing. Armed with an arsenal of talented tattoo artists, she integrated body piercing into the shop’s daily activities & stocked her jewelry cases with jewelry of the highest caliber.
It was here, at the age of 24, having seen her dreams come to fruition that she still had a strong yearning to create. Thus, she started yet another business, Royal Heritage Jewelry Co. Through this avenue, she has expanded from body jewelry designed for piercing to include gold teeth, engagement rings, and any other challenge a client may bring her.
Stephanie takes great pride in running a business, surrounding herself with talented artists & curating a professional establishment full of hard working, fun loving and genuinely good humans.
It’s no surprise that they are now off on their newest venture of expanding and moving their studio to beautiful Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice! Looking to open fall 2018.