about us

The League of Badass Women is an online community with in-person city chapters around the world that unite more than 10,000 women. The group’s goal is to connect, empower, and support each other with the goal of rewriting the rules of female power and leadership, and constructively disrupting the world of work. Our role is twofold: to build a community that nourishes, equips, and lifts women up as we survive and thrive in today’s paradigm, and to reframe what great leadership looks like.

Our mission is to connect and empower communities of women to support each other, rewrite the rules of leadership, and constructively disrupt the world of work.

meet OUR TEAM

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Jessica Carter, Organizing Specialist

Jackson, MS

Jessica also does organizing for Democracy for America. She holds a J.D. from Louisiana State University and has worked with the Innocence Project, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Faith in Women, focusing on educating and organizing the faith community around reproductive health issues.

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Hannah Jones, Founder

Portland, OR

Hannah is the Chief Sustainability Officer and VP, Innovation Accelerator at Nike Inc., where she has also served as VP of Sustainable Business & Innovation and VP of Corporate Responsibility. She’s worked with Microsoft, Kimberly-Clark, and BBC Radio One. Hannah is a British citizen who speaks French, Spanish, and Welsh.

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Danielle Kayembe, Senior Adviser

New York, NY

Danielle is a female futurist and serial entrepreneur who works on projects at the intersection of women and social impact. She was a founding partner in Tour of Tech: Lagos and is a mentor to Columbia University’s business accelerator. She has spoken at the United Nations, TEDx, and Google.

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Valerie Orth, Social Community Manager

Brooklyn, NY

Valerie is a community organizer and songwriter/singer/music producer. As a Beats By Girlz chapter leader, she teaches beatmaking to girls and transgendered youth. Valerie has led social and economic justice campaigns, moderated anti-oppression workshops, toured as a musician, and runs her own social media strategy business for startups. 

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Samantha Tarazi, Managing Director

Portland, OR

Samantha is a recognized engagement and campaign strategist who’s known for catalyzing lasting movements in international human rights, gun violence prevention, consumer protections, and climate change solutions. She was named a Green Hero by Glamour and is the former Chief Engagement Officer for Everytown for Gun Safety.

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Jihan Thompson, Contributing Writer

Chicago, IL

Jihan Thompson is a former magazine editor, having spent nearly 10 years at top women's magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, and Marie Claire. She is also the co-founder of Swivel Beauty, a beauty-booking app for women of color to connect with the best hairstylists for their hair type.

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Sarah Wexler, Communications and Editorial Director

Portland, OR

Sarah holds an MFA in writing and is the author of two nonfiction books. A writer and editor for print, digital, and brands, she’s contributed to The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Glamour, O The Oprah Magazine, and others. She has done comms for Nike, Planned Parenthood, and Girls, Inc. and is a tutor with the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization.

OUR LAUNCH STEERING COMMITTEE

Laura Adams, Pierre-Laurent Baudey, Hayley Burnham, Rosemary Colliver, Ziba Cranmer, Asha Dornfest, Regina Ellis, Stefanie Gilmore, Adria Goodson, Kate Greer, Rosemary Hooke, Peggy Liu, Victoria Morton Heather Nicholas, Sandhya Rao, Jessy Tolkan, Solitaire Townsend, Linai Vaz, Lyn Werbach, Sophie Yan, Jackie Yerby