Jessica Jane Stepleton Stern aka j. jane

About Jessica Stern

j. jane lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband. (For the record, she adores the married life.) Growing up in a large family cultivated a love for people. Her interests lies in the paths women choose, both professionally and personally. j.jane loves writing, learning, and hosting fabulous dinner parties. While family and friends are always welcome, there is typically only one name on the guest list: the handsome Mr. Stern.
2510, 2016

ilana wetzler

October 25th, 2016|business.|0 Comments

Ilana Wetzler explains why humans need to feel needed and like we belong in her Ted X video. Learn how she encourages graceful living by incorporating travel, laughter, and exploration of the world around us.

1010, 2016

lisa dahl

October 10th, 2016|culinary arts.|0 Comments

Sedona chef shares her passion for creating exquisite food, and how the memory of her son inspires her every day.

2307, 2016

la’Shanda holmes

July 23rd, 2016|public affairs.|3 Comments

The first African American female helicopter pilot for the U.S. Coast Guard, and former foster kid, inspires us all to work hard and serve those around us.

406, 2016

dr. alexis shields.

June 4th, 2016|healthcare.|0 Comments

Dr. Alexis Shields offers a personalized approach to better health and well-being. Wherever you are in the world — you can have access to her expertise via technology.

2505, 2016

jenny williams.

May 25th, 2016|fashion. art. entertainment.|0 Comments

This talented artist feels that having gratitude for the gifts and achievements of one's own life is a good enough definition of grace.

1105, 2016

dr. penny sartori.

May 11th, 2016|healthcare., literature.|0 Comments

Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself. It is just that simple.

2803, 2016

anh-van truong.

March 28th, 2016|fashion. art. entertainment.|1 Comment

Ahn-Van Troung is a talented artist and translator who shares her story of a daring escape from South Vietnam after Communism tried to destroy her family.

1703, 2016

rayika choudri.

March 17th, 2016|fashion. art. entertainment.|0 Comments

This writer and director from Karachi shares her thoughts on choosing her career and what inspired her to write and direct her film that was featured at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

2302, 2016

joy moore.

February 23rd, 2016|media and communications.|0 Comments

This communications professional shares her thoughts on parenting, making good decisions, and the importance of living a purpose filled life.

202, 2016

olympia dukakis.

February 2nd, 2016|advocacy., fashion. art. entertainment.|1 Comment

Academy Award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis, shares her thoughts on the movie Steel Magnolias and how women can better position themselves professionally.

2601, 2016

kim brundage.

January 26th, 2016|small business owners.|3 Comments

A talented photographer spends her time producing images that helps others see their own beauty—from the inside out. And when she is not empowering her clients to feel confident through photography, she spends her time teaching a self-esteem course to young girls.

611, 2015

bonnie low-kramen.

November 6th, 2015|business.|0 Comments

A former ultimate assistant to award winning actress, Olympia Dukakis, this business leader is a global speaker, advocate, author, mentor, and so much more.

2410, 2015

sherry dewane.

October 24th, 2015|business.|0 Comments

Wealth Advisor for the Beverly Hills market of Wells Fargo Private Bank takes time to share her thoughts on the important things in life.

2209, 2015

dr. nicole swiner.

September 22nd, 2015|healthcare., literature.|0 Comments

We’ve just been conditioned to do all and to take on the burden of the world all while sitting pretty and handling it. We often do this to ourselves also. We have to give up this idea of having to do everything for everyone, and then forgetting about “us” in the process.

1509, 2015

beth hand.

September 15th, 2015|literature., small business owners.|1 Comment

This executive coach and author shares what women need to know about gender bias to shine in the corporate space & the marketplace.