Welcome to She In The CLE! We are a blogger collective dedicated to driving conversations with purpose by women in the Cleveland area. Our mission is to raise the visibility and voices of women through purposeful conversations.
We provide a channel for women to engage and discuss topics at all levels from climbing the corporate ladder to sampling the best eats in the city to raising a family! Our mission isn’t about defining the conversations or topics – it’s all about creating a vibrant, virtual space that allows for networking, continual learning and storytelling.
We believe in the power of the female voice.
We know representation of all women is important to the progress of our community. We give women the opportunity to raise their visibility and the power of their voice by engaging in purposeful conversation.
We amplify, never dictate.
We amplify the female voice, never dictate what it should say. We know that not every woman thinks the same way and healthy, respectful debate only makes us stronger. We provide a channel for women to engage and discuss topics at all levels. And we do not judge.
We prioritize collaboration over competition.
We know we stand taller and stronger when we stand together. And only by working together and lifting each other up will we truly make progress toward equal representation.
Amy Martin is an avid conversationalist and insomniac who craves engagement online and off. She is a Senior Partner and the head of the marketing department at a venture capital agency during normal business hours, and spends her down time running her own consulting agency, Hyperthink, LLC, which helps small businesses and leaders connect with audiences through purposeful engagement.
Amy sits on the Boards of The City Club of Cleveland, The Flora Stone Mather Center for Women at Case Western Reserve University, Engage! Cleveland and The Gordon Square Arts District. She is also a member of the Leadership Cleveland class of 2018 (the best one yet).
She is passionate about mentoring other women and hugging her kids (who are too old to appreciate the affection), and resides in Westlake with her husband, who still cannot fully explain what she does for a living. Amy is usually smiling and has an awkward obsession with “Murder, She Wrote” and incredibly unrealistic mystery novels.twitter @AmyMartin216
Ever since she first “borrowed” her mom’s jewelry at the age of 5, Shibani has had an enduring love affair with all things sparkly. In 2015, she finally translated this love into a real business by launching Bombay Taxi, an online boutique. When she’s not making the world a more sparkly place, Shibani can be found jamming to sick 90s beats, riding a spin bike to nowhere, or traveling the world.
A native of Mumbai, India, Shibani has lived in Cleveland for 11 years and resides on the near West side with her husband and three dogs. She shares a birthday with J-Lo, and considers Mindy Kaling to be her spirit animal. She lives by the motto Sparkle Every Day.twitter @shibanifaehnle
She In The CLE Editorial Team
Gabrielle Gentile is a recent graduate from Kent State University where she studied public relations. She now works in sale operations at GE Lighting in Cleveland and lives on the West side in Lakewood. Gabrielle has a huge passion for equality and women’s empowerment, which led her to her numerous leadership roles in undergrad with female focused groups and her position with She In The CLE. She believes in lifting others up and helping women find their voice and confidence both in their personal and professional lives.
When she is not at her day job or advocating for women’s rights, you can find Gabrielle at cross country practice in the Metroparks where she coaches 7th and 8th grade girls cross country. If you’re up earlier enough, you might also see her a 5:30 a.m. spin class at Harness Cycle or getting an interval workout in at Orange theory. While she may be a bit of a cardio junkie, Gabrielle’s passion for her work and helping others achieve their potential is the driving force behind everything she does.twitter @_gabriellegi
Katelyn Stiver is a marketing professional at a venture development organization. She has a passion for learning, a love for online shopping and an aversion to small talk. A proud introvert, she tends to be a homebody, but will never turn down the opportunity for a good conversation (except if it’s on the phone). While she lives in Akron with her husband and adorable pup, she loves working in Cleveland and treasures her commute as it allows her uninterrupted alone time.twitter @katelynstiver