Kim Caldwell of Hurray Media & Hurray Kimmay: writer, blogger, host, guest expert, bra fitter, social media professional, brand community builder.h
I was born and raised in a small town called Deerfield Beach, Florida just north of Fort Lauderdale. I moved to New York in 2012 to make my dreams of working at a global magazine come true with no precious journalism experience. It certainly wasn't easy, but after building my portfolio by taking any job I could get (including unpaid internships after receiving an MBA). I landed my first full time position at Real Simple as the Fashion Assistant. During my time there I also was able to contribute to Red Carpet Fashion Awards and Essence Magazine. After my time at Real Simple I moved on to Instyle where I currently report on breaking fashion, beauty, and celebrity news. It's fun to meet so many talented stars and to be the first to report what's new, but the most rewarding part is being able to use my voice to help startups and to educate our readers to make them more empowered consumers.
Having developed an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age, Katie Zeppieri is proud to be the Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer of Make Your Mark, a social enterprise that provides leadership development training to youth and is also the Founder of GIRL TALK Empowerment Day, a one-day pep rally dedicated to motivating girls to become leaders of positive change.
Katie’s outspoken voice on important issues has led her to travel across Canada and abroad to speak about issues that matter. She is a Blogger for The Huffington Post, an on-air radio panelist Monday mornings on NEWSTALK 1010, a motivational speaker who has spoken on many platforms, including on the TED Worldwide Stage, and a nationally-published writer who has had her work featured in such outlets as Forbes.com.
Katie is a champion for human rights and gained her passion for speaking out after both witnessing and experiencing many forms of bullying during her school years. Her active involvement and leadership has led her to the career path she has chosen today and provided her with opportunities for national recognition.