When Jess and Emily aren’t working in the studio, they’re working within the female community, helping women founders grow their businesses and young artists grow their confidence.
Jess is the co-founder & creative director of HATCH, a monthly meet-up for creative female founders throughout NYC. HATCH hosts guest speakers in innovative spaces, offering practical discussions about entrepreneurship, new technique workshops, and inspiring field trips.
Past guest speakers have included founders from The Sill, Dream Girl Film, Tinsel & Twine, Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream, and Ovenly.
For events and other information, visit hatchwith.us
Emily is the founder, director, and lead instructor of GirlStories, a free program designed to bring together tween girls interested in telling stories through filmmaking, animation, and comics. The program, hosted at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, provides artistic guidance and technical skills to young women, encouraging them to pursue these fields and contribute their unique perspective.
Past guest speakers have included: Kathy Greenberg (script writer of Ratatouille) Debra Granik (award-winning director of Winter’s Bone) Joanna Avillez (illustrator, Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham)
To learn more about this program, visit cmany.org/girlstories