Elisa Parker is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do. Serving as an activist for women, social justice, & the environment, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us. She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder & director of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley and the See Jane Do Media Lounge. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from SF State and a MA in Organization Development at University of SF. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.
Marlene Mahurin is the founder of Cyberstrong Kids and the co-founder of Time for the Talk. She has worked with hundreds of families, helping them open the lines of communication on embarrassing and difficult topics. She is a sought-after speaker for both internet safety and sex education. She is passionate about helping parents take an active role in preparing their children for the teen years. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Humboldt State University and a BA from UC, Santa Barbara. She lives in Grass Valley, CA with her husband and two daughters.
Jeannine Glista is an independent media producer with a special focus on social innovation projects. She’s best known as Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Biz Kid$, a national public TV series that teaches kids about money and business. Biz Kid$ is the recipient of two Daytime Emmy Awards (13 times nominated), an Environmental Media Award, a Silver Telly Award, two Parents’ Choice Awards, and more. Her latest project, The Urban Homesteader, aims to expand urban sustainability by showing how to turn a small urban space into a modern homestead. Jeannine brings over 20 years of production and project management experience in the fields of educational broadcasting, marketing and communications.
See Jane Do is an award-winning social change media & event productions organization that empowers everyday women to be a hero in their own lives and provides tools to put Passion into Action. We capture the stories of everyday women dong extraordinary things and utilize the power of story to create positive change. Real Women. Real Solutions.
Time for the Talk is a parent/child sex education program. It is designed to help families open the lines of communication and prepare for the teen years. Kids learn that it’s okay to come to their parents with questions about puberty, the birds and the bees, peer pressure, cybersafety and more. Parents learn how to encourage, rather than shut down, communication and ways to support their child throughout adolescence.
Cyberstrong Kids is an internet safety program parents and kids complete together. Children learn how to stay safe in today’s digital world while parents learn the best ways to protect and guide them. Cyberstrong Kids helps kids create a digital reputation they can be proud of. Parents are included so they can support their kids in making good choices and keeping them safe.
Biz Kid$ is a national financial education initiative based on an Emmy Award-winning public television series about kids, money and business. The series includes 65 episodes and reaches one million viewers. Biz Kid$ teaches kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The show is complemented b a resource-rich website, lesson plans and activities and the kids book: How to turn $100 into $1 million.