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April 2021 | Member Features

PUBLISHED 04.30.2021

The Collective Rising | Editorial Team


Meet Diana Bianchini, Founder, at Di Moda Public Relations. 

Diana Bianchini on The Collective Rising

Where are you located? 

Santa Monica, CA

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

I help people, brands and businesses communicate their cultural relevance, stories and opportunities to a variety of audiences. In my daily work, relationships are my most valuable currency. My understanding of how to develop and maintain authentic and meaningful connections with all types of media, industry leaders and influencers is what sets me apart.

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Strong
  • True
  • Reliable 

Share a piece of advice or a lesson you wished you learned earlier in your career.

There is power in saying “no.” It took me a good few years to understand this. When I was first starting my business, I always wanted to say “yes”, including sometimes to projects that might not have been a fit for my agency. Remain focused on what you do well and who you want to work with. Saying no sometimes helps your business thrive. 

View Diana’s profile on The Collective Rising.

 How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email is the best way to reach me. My email address is diana@dimodapr.com

Meet Janessa Mondestin, Director of People & Culture, at Yoga International. 

Where are you located? 

New York, NY 

Tell us about what you do professionally?

I hold wellness brands accountable to their equity and inclusion mission, vision, and value statements by advocating for safe, diverse spaces on and off their platforms and places of business.  

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Clarity
  • Accountability
  • Community 

Share a piece of advice or a lesson you wished you learned earlier in your career.

No one is you and that is your power.

View Janessa’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email is the best way to reach me. My email address is  Janessa@YogaInternational.com.

Meet Jenni Lee, Fashion Stylist and Image Consultant at JenniLee Stylist.

Where are you located? 

Los Angeles, CA

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

I am a Los Angeles-based Fashion Stylist specializing in modern and refined styling for celebrity and fashion magazine editorials, brands, and private clients. Specifically, helping female entrepreneurs to use fashion to experience self-love, explore their creativity, and align their personal style with their brand identity. 

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Modern
  • Empowering
  • Creative  

What opportunities, projects, or professional plans do you have for this year?

My goal in 2021 is to empower more women to experience creativity on a daily basis, become conscious consumers of fashion, and gain confidence in their lives through the clothes that they choose to wear. I want to reach more women by being a guest on more podcasts in 2021 and build an evergreen course to be released in 2022. 

View Jenni’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email is the best way to reach me. My email address is jennileestylist@gmail.com

Meet Mashia Stilt, Copywriter at PureRED.

Where are you located? 

Atlanta, GA

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

By trade, I am a full-time agency copywriter, though I wear multiple hats—creating content, developing brand strategies, and writing copy for some of America’s biggest retailers. My evenings and weekends are spent working on side-hustles with creative entrepreneurs, women-led small businesses, marketing unique selling points and helping them build businesses from the ground up. 

Describe your personal brand.

  • Warm
  • Hospitable
  • ‘Down to Earth’ 

What opportunities, projects, or professional plans do you have for this year?

My word for 2021 is transformation. This year I have stepped out of my cocoon and have begun to further explore new opportunities that have come my way. My hope this year is to ‘niche down’ in my business and get promoted to Senior Copywriter at my day job. 

View Mashia profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

The best way to get in touch with me is through my website:  www.mashiastilt.com 

Meet Alyssa Tufts, Public Relations Director at Arizona Commerce Authority.

Where are you located? 

Phoenix, AZ

Tell us about what you do professionally?

I am a lifestyle, community, fashion journalist, and editor who enjoys learning and writing about women entrepreneurs who are making an impact in their industries. I am passionate about empowering other women, which is why I write stories and create content about women founders for my editorial website, AStylishStoryteller.com. 

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Stylish 
  • Positive 
  • Fun

Tell us about a recent experience that has sparked growth, new insight, or played a role in your professional development?

I lost my mother suddenly last Fall and it has given me perspective about my goals and what I want to accomplish in my life. I am more driven than ever to grow my website and eventually own my own business, and my mom is a huge part of the desire I have to be the best person and professional I can be, as she was one of the first supporters of my work.

View Alyssa’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Find me on Instagram, @StylishStoryteller

Meet Nicole Wilder, Geotechnical Engineer at Thurber Engineering Ltd.

Where are you located? 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

I work full-time as a consulting engineer for a geotechnical firm; I specialize in fixing landslides that affect roads and structures. Each project I take on is unique and poses its own challenges which keep my day-to-day work quite interesting. I also have a side business in which I make artisanal soaps.

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Motivated
  • Natural
  • Holistic

Share a piece of advice or a lesson you wished you learned earlier in your career.

Be authentic, transparent, and honest. 

View Nicole’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email is the best way to reach me. My email address is niftynaturefix@gmail.com

Meet Pia Beck, CEO of Curate Well Co. 

Where are you located? 

Denver, CO (but we serve clients all over the country).

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

Curate Well Co. helps impact-driven entrepreneurs scale intentionally while maintaining the integrity of their work and leadership, and without losing their connection to their community. 

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Editorial
  • Pacific
  • Relaxed yet Refined

Share a piece of advice or a lesson you wished you learned earlier in your career.

Serve your community first and then leverage the data you collect second. People should always come first. In my work, this plays out by taking care to make sure every client feels seen, heard, and known, and by creating killer brand experiences. The next best piece of advice I’d share is to make sure you know your numbers and collect as much qualitative information as you can.

View Pia’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email hi@curatewell.com or send us a DM on Instagram @curatewellco. 

Meet Nicole Nadine, Founder and CEO, of Nicole Creative Studio. 

Where are you located? 

South Africa

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

 I create targeted and aligned brand and web design strategies for female entrepreneurs to convert media leads into income.

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Aligned
  • Empowering
  • Thoughtful

Share a piece of advice or a lesson you wished you learned earlier in your career.

Earlier in my career, I wished I was willing to take things slower and plan further ahead instead of jumping on every opportunity that came my way, without assessing whether or not it was a good fit for me at the time. However, all my experiences got me to where I am today, so I wouldn’t change a thing. 

View Nicole’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email or Instagram is the best way to reach me. My email address is nicole@nicxlecreativestudio.com and my Instagram handle is @nicxlecreativestudio. 

Meet Diana Abousaleh, ESL Coordinator, at Manara Academy. 

Where are you located? 

Coppell, TX

Tell us about what you do professionally? 

I am a Syrian-Venezuelan screenwriter, filmmaker, and educator. One of my favorite things about storytelling is that I have the opportunity to make interior life visible, and also show that exterior life can be worth a second look. I like to write grounded sci-fi drama stories that highlight themes of multiculturalism and identity formation.

Describe your personal brand. 

  • Passionate
  • Authentic
  • Awkward 

Tell us about a recent experience that has sparked growth, new insight, or played a role in your professional development?

Something that continues to spark growth for me is being honest, vulnerable and open about my experiences with my screenwriting process. I have been working hard to learn to detach myself from any outcome. Reflecting on all of this led me to launch a newsletter for MENA creators titled “Screenwriting &” where I discuss screenwriting and everything in between. It is my hope that this newsletter will inspire other women working in screenwriting who are on their way up in their careers.

View Diana’s profile on The Collective Rising. 

How can our members and readers get in touch with you? 

Email or Instagram is the best way to reach me. My email address is dianaabousaleh@gmail.com and my Instagram handle is @darolina.


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