Team

Photographer: LEE FRIEDLANDER
Title: Jennifer Schwab's 40th birthday at Susan and David Rockefeller's apartment in New York City, 2016
Credit: © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Jennifer Schwab Founder & CEO

Jennifer Schwab is a highly regarded entrepreneur with one goal in mind: to inspire, support and empower all women through action. In 2016, she founded ENTITY, a media company dedicated to equipping young women with the skills, knowledge and resilience they need to lead a successful life. ENTITY currently achieves this through its robust publishing platform as well as through its Academy, where young women are put through a rigorous curriculum focused on leadership training through mentorship, access to a diverse group of highly-credentialed guest speakers and hands-on experience, both inside and outside the office. 

Prior to founding ENTITY, Jennifer was instrumental in creating Sierra Club Green Home, the first-ever social entrepreneurship model attempted by the Sierra Club in its 124-year history. After running SCGH.com for five years, she sold the site to digital marketing aggregator Fractl. Jennifer graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and started her career at Ernst & Young’s Chicago office. She went on to study environmental design and sustainability at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She also earned an MS in Urban Planning and Environmental Design from UC-Irvine and is a LEED certified practitioner. In 2013, Jennifer performed her Fulbright Fellowship at Arava Institute in Israel, with emphasis on water management and sustainability. 

Away from work, Jennifer follows design avidly and is a long-time hobbyist pilot licensed in a high-performance, multi-engine aircraft. 

Kristine Shine In-Residence CRO

Kristine Shine is an executive recruiter, operational leader and entrepreneur. In 2016, she launched Shine Talent to follow her passion of helping people and companies realize their potential. As an executive leader with over twenty years’ experience growing businesses and recruiting teams at both start-ups and Fortune 500 brands, Kristine brings to the recruiting process an in-depth understanding of the leadership and talent needed to ensure corporations thrive. Kristine was the Chief Revenue Officer at PopSugar Media, ran multiple teams at Microso and is the former President of The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate. Her network is extensive and the operational experience she brings to the recruiting process, unmatched.

Taryn Hillin VP

Taryn Hillin is an Editor and Social Media Director for ENTITY. Prior to joining the team she was a producer at TMZ, an associate editor at The Huffington Post, and a features reporter for Fusion. She graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science and Comparative Government. On a more personal note she loves West Coast IPAs and videos of baby goats. 

 

MICHELA ABRAMS Head of Events & Expo

Michela Abrams is the CEO of MOCA+. Previously, Michela was the CEO of home-design magazine turned platform Dwell for fifteen years, Dwell on Design and various other media companies such as Future US, Inc. and Computerworld.

Aimee Westbrook Head of West Coast Sales

At Facebook for almost 7 years, Aimee worked with some of the best and the brightest to drive revenue in support of making the world more open and connected. She grew with the organization, which evolved from a scrappy startup with 2,000 employees to an incredibly sophisticated, diverse and scaled global organization. Aimee joined Layer to help build from an even earlier stage, focusing on game changing technical innovations around connections, communication and mobility. Through Layer’s powerful experience design system we help to make business personal again, and enable companies and their customers to engage in mutually beneficial conversations in a differentiated and richly interactive way.

Kayla Caldwell Editorial Director

Kayla studied magazine journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has worked for publications such as Girls’ Life, Tiger Beat and DailyMail.com. The pop culture fanatic is known around the office as an expert on all things entertainment, baking and for having “the best manicured bangs ever seen on a real person.”

Erin Harpur Visuals Editor

Erin graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Narrative Studies and a minor in Film. The former dancer is passionate about storytelling and discovered that writing is much easier on her joints. When Erin is not working, you can catch her listening to Motown, applying sunscreen or petting your dog.

Angelica Pronto SEO EDITOR

Angelica is the intellectual feminist who loves to tackle big-picture topics. She did her Honors Thesis at UCSD on Postmodern Feminist Theory and Writing Practices. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking and anything to do with animals.

Chrissie Cheng Graphic Designer

Chrissie graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BA in Journalism Media Studies and minor in Graphic Design. When she's not staring at the computer, she can be found as the designated DJ in the car, globe trotting, and Zumba-ing. 

Nicole Sazegar Staff Writer

Nicole Sazegar is a journalism G R A D U A T E at San Diego State University. She fell in love with writing the moment after she finished reading a children’s book for the first time as a child, and she hasn’t lost that passion since. Nicole is also obsessed with dogs and will freak out and say the word “dog” every time she sees one pass her.

Helayne Kushner Staff Writer

Helayne is a writer by way of Brooklyn, NY and raised in NJ (It's surprisingly very nice!). She's a queer mermaid who loves to create engaging content that makes you laugh. She earned her BA at The New School and is a current certificate student in digital film production at her alma mater. Helayne is also an artist and social media community manager/influence specialist who has worked for Oribe, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences and Socialyte Collective. You can check out her work at theantibabe.com. Her affinity for baby seals has yet to be matched.

Senior Advisors

Susan Rockefeller

"ENTITY is not just a digital media platform, but  is also an innovation hub for women. It provides  mentorship through ENTITY Academy which also offers a boot camp for developing a competitive advantage in the work place through digital marketing, and a curation of experiences for women to learn, grow, and become the professionals that the world needs. I believe in leadership with purpose and Jennifer Schwab, founder of ENTITY, is embodying such leadership by creating relevant content and experiences that can  scale for the empowerment of women around the world."

 

Susan Rockefeller joined the ENTITY team in 2016 as an advisor. She has since become co-founding investor, as well as the Editor of the magazine's sustainability vertical. Susan  is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, artist, and conservationist. Her latest endeavor, Musings is a digital magazine that curates ideas and innovations that pave the way for a more sustainable future. As the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Musings, Susan offers a portal to vetted products and brands that are pioneers in health, environmental, and social consciousness.

 

A longstanding philanthropist, Susan sits on the boards of Oceana, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, We are Family Foundation, Unleashed, Southampton Arts Center, and Land and Garden Preserve. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and is additionally an advisor to Food Systems 6, MADE SAFE, Oceanic Global, and Ohana & Co. In her film work, Susan is a Principal of Louverture films and a member of the Film Committee for the Museum of Modern Art. Her own original films including: Bach Star Café, Food For Thought, Food for Life, Striking a Chord, Making the Crooked Straight, and Mission of Mermaids, have aired on HBO, PBS, and the Discovery Channel.

Courtney Keating Chakarun

Courtney Keating Chakarun is SVP of CoreLogic. Courtney joined CoreLogic in fall of 2014 to lead innovation efforts and combine her passion for data, technology and delivering solutions for growth and an optimal customer experience.

Prior to CoreLogic, Courtney held various leadership roles at General Electric. Most recently, she led new product innovation, mobility and research insights for GE Capital’s Retail Finance division. Courtney commercialized a complete suite of mobile products to allow customers to apply for credit, service and pay with their phones in the retail environment.

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