International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, age, economic or political. It’s a celebration where we unite as a global community to celebrate women, their endless drive, passion, impact and tireless effort in making a difference.

This week in celebration of International Women’s Day and our #GoldfadenMDForHer campaign, a movement to celebrate and support some incredible women doing great things and trailblazing leadership in the industry they are passionate about, we are so excited to be highlighting Caitlin Engel – Producer. Project Manager. 

Cailtin is an integral team member of the innovative,  @its_clearasday  team. Specializing in serving global culture-minded brands, Clear as Day develops marketing strategies and seamlessly brings them to life through multi-platform campaigns, branded events, experiences, and content. Continual innovative projects authentically connect brands to consumers through their passion points of music, fashion, film, art, sustainability and eSports. Caitlin in a true jane of many trades and helps brands, companies and individuals dreams come to life she’s a Producer. Project Manager. Truth Seeker.

What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part of my job is the fact that I get to work across so many different facets of a project. Experiential marketing and events can really run the gamut, one day I could be developing an idea for turning a gas station into a 90s inspired hype kid fashion destination and the next day I’m researching emerging female creators for a limited edition print magazine that we may be developing for a project. I also love that I work with a small enough team that everyones ideas are often considered and heard. 

Which women inspire you the most and why?

I’ve been lucky enough to have some incredible women in my life. From both my grandmothers, who really were such strong matriarchs in my family. My mother’s mother was a life long teacher, in the classroom and out, growing up she made me want to be a teacher and value the importance of education.  My own mom was really quite inspirational in that she is the type of person that does not deal with anyone’s shit. With age, I’ve gotten better with demanding more for myself and not feeling bad about it. She definitely inspired that, even if it was at my expense! lol… Lastly, any woman that is creating a life for themselves on their own terms. I think in 2019 there are so many ways to express yourself, your passion, build a career, live your life, etc. that any woman in my opinion that is doing it their way and ok with figuring it out along the way, bc we are always growing, is incredibly inspiring to me. Fortunately, I have so many women around me that are doing just that, whether it’s my boss who is a badass entrepreneur, wife, and mom or a good friend who is one of the most brilliant writers I know and who also happens to be a queer black woman that unapologetically dedicates her work to always amplifying the voices of those that have not been seen. It’s really an exciting time to be a woman and for me, especially a WOC. I’m finally seeing so many women and especially those that look like me that are doing amazing work and that visibility makes me feel like so much is possible. 

What’s your advice to women trying to make an impact in their career?

Impact doesnt come without sacrifice. That’s what I’ve learned. If we want to have a career that is impactful, whether that is on the larger culture or within our own lives, it’s most likely going to take time, so be ok with that and it is most likely going to demand a lot of you, so be ok with that too. 

First thing you do when you wake up, is?

Pray 

Last thing you do before you go to sleep, is?

Pray and take one long deep breath 

What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?

I think to continue to push boundaries around a woman’s place and for women to be the ones to lead those conversations.

What are the best decisions that you have made in your career thus far?

Quitting the previous job that I had in health care two years ago and moving to California to dive head first into entertainment. I’ve known for a long time my heart wasn’t in my previous work. Making the change has been one of the most challenging things I’ve done, but also the most rewarding. I’ve grown so much as an individual since then. It’s been really difficult at times and I still don’t have it all figured out but I’m becoming ok with the journey. 

What are the worst?

Going with what’s safe. I’ll never make that decision again. 

What is your self-care routine?

Ahh.. oh man so many!! I’ve recently discovered the joy of a giving myself a Gua Sha facial courtesy of the holistic beauty guru, Britta Plug. I love face oils!! They make me glow! Doing this on a Saturday night in my robe while watching a film with my fiance makes me feel soo good. In the mornings, I love preparing myself a morning shake full of delicious fruits & veggies. I was an athlete growing up, playing highly competitive basketball for most of my teenage years, so I love to exercise. Living in LA is great as there are so many ways to be active and there are so many great boutique gyms with training geared to whatever you want. Lastly, this may sound weird, but getting up on the weekend and hitting up the grocery store to food shop is really therapeutic to me. 🙂

 

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, age, economic or political. It’s a celebration where we unite as a global community to celebrate women, their endless drive, passion, impact and tireless effort in making a difference.

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, we wanted to celebrate (honor) seven women who we admire and look up to and showcase the amazing work and impact they are making in their field and communities through our #GoldfadenMDForHer campaign. Dive in deeper with us as we showcase these incredibly notable and talented women.

Britney started her blog, after creating a fitness instagram page in 2014. “My fitness journey, the real one, started August 2011. I grew up overweight and was aware of my weight issues but they never bothered me. One day I woke up and realized they really did upset me and I was going to change the way I felt. I walked into a Weight Watchers meeting with my mom by my side, weighed in, and haven’t looked back since.”

Fitty Brittty blog talks about her own journey of losing 85 pounds, eating habits, exercise habits as well as some other occasional chats and hopefully some recipes (she loves to cook and bake). A platform dedicated to finding inspiration and motivation, positioned to push each and every person closer to reaching their ultimate goals and dreams. 

Tell us the story of how you started your business? 

My business started completely by accident! I started my Instagram account and blog as a way to keep myself accountable on my health and wellness journey and now 4 years later it’s my full time job and a full fledged business! I’m so lucky to get to do what I love — insipre and motivate women all over the world to live a healthier lifestyle and to truly fall in love with their bodies — and make a living while doing so. 

Which women inspire you the most and why? 

My mom always inspires me, when I was growing up my mom was superwoman she did it all and it always reminds me no matter how hard life gets, you can always get through it with a smile. I’m also constantly inspired by all the amazing women who are part of my community, without them I would not be where I am today! 

What’s your advice to women trying to make an impact in their career? 

Be authentic, passionate, and follow your truth. Tell your story. You never know how many people are too scared to talk about what they are going through or what they’ve been through and are craving to know they are not alone in their struggles.

First thing you do when you wake up, is? 

Take my vitamins, drink water, and my morning skincare, then COFFEE!  

Last thing you do before you go to sleep, is? 

Ahhh I’m guilty of being on my phone usually before bed! Working on changing this habit in 2019!

What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you? 

I think the greatest challenge for women in the generation behind me will be working on maintaining a work-life balance! I hope women really take advantage of what has been accomplished already by all the amazing previous generations of women without having to sacrifice their personal lives as much! 

What are the best decisions that you have made in your career thus far? 

One of the best decisions I made was learning how to negiotiate for myself and also finding a few photographers I can work with that help me bring my visions to life! 

What are the worst? 

I signed an exclusive contract at the beginning of my career as a blogger for $0.00 and I was THRILLED to even get to work with this certain brand at the time until I realized they were paying all the other content creators and bloggers thousands a month for the exact same thing I was doing! It was a huge lesson for me and it also was a big turning point in my business. I realized if I wanted to really blog full time I had to step into my power and know my worth and not be afraid to ask for it. 

What is your self-care routine? 

Lots of skincare, yoga, netflix, hot long showers, tea/coffee, facials, massages, and spending quality time with friends! 

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, age, economic or political. It’s a celebration where we unite as a global community to celebrate women, their endless drive, passion, impact and tireless effort in making a difference.

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, we wanted to celebrate (honor) seven women who we admire and look up to and showcase the amazing work and impact they are making in their field and communities through our #GoldfadenMDForHer campaign. Dive in deeper with us as we showcase these incredibly notable and talented women.

After being diagnosed with cancer when she was 32, Elissa Goodman explored holistic alternatives and combined them with traditional treatments and was able to beat the disease. Her personal experience led her to realize the many ways in which nutrition and lifestyle affect our ability to deal with health challenges and has created the most insanely delicious and effective S.O.U.P. cleanse (so yum!), detox reset programs and is an acclaimed author to boot. She is helping to change the landscape in how we view nutrition as a way to heal our bodies and mind. Follow along as we get personal with Elissa.

Tell us the story of how you started your business?

I turned to nutrition to heal from cancer in my early thirties and from there my passion and desire to learn as much as I could continued to grow until it felt like the right time to get my certification and help others.

Which women inspire you the most and why? 

Brene Brown, her work on vulnerability, leadership, and shame is powerful and I always feel inspired by her. My circle of inspirational women here in Los Angeles (so many I could name here, but check out my YouTube Show, “The Elissa Goodman Show” where I showcase so many of them!), Gwyneth Paltrow in terms of how she has made holistic wellness more accessible, Louise Haye for her work on the mind/body connection.

What’s your advice to women trying to make an impact in their career? 

Find your passion and follow your intuition. Never give up on your dreams. In taking care of yourself and being the best version of you, you will also thrive in other aspects of your life. 

First thing you do when you wake up, is? 

Water with lemon & my morning meditation and manifestation 

Last thing you do before you go to sleep, is? 

Drink my Kikoko CBN tea and shut down the electronics

What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you? 

Navigating an ever-changing digital world and finding connection beyond our virtual ones, learning to accept and love themselves, not getting caught up in the comparison game that is social media (that’s a hard one!)

What are the best decisions that you have made in your career thus far? 

Following my intuition, staying my course, remembering my purpose and bringing myself back to it when I get off track.

What are the worst? 

Bringing people on without vetting them, bringing people on against my intuition and having it backfire on me! Point is, always go with your gut feelings, it will save you so much in the long run.

What is your self-care routine? 

Weekly power yoga sessions, morning meditation and manifestations, reflexology foot massage a few times a month, when things get hectic I’ll use my Unplug app and do a five minute meditation. Taking time for myself and not getting consumed with work. I follow the principles of my 7-day RESET for balance in my diet and this helps me feel more energized and focused.