“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” ― Sheryl Sandberg
Meet the babes of BWH:
CHELSEA DUDEVOIRE FOUNDER/CEO
Chelsea is a Florida native with a background in writing, integrated marketing and competitive dancing. She created BWH from a need for camaraderie, community and connection among other hardworking women despite location, industry or profession. She currently works full-time in the environmental infrastructure industry and part-time in the real estate development industry in addition to running the show here. She holds a B.A. in Editing, Writing & Media from Florida State University and lives in Jacksonville, FL with her partner, Matt and her pup, Curry.
Aspires to be: Loreali Gilmore
Dream interviewee: Jenny Slate
Can't live without: Black coffee
MARA STROBEL-LANKA CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mara is a content creator and writer who works exclusively for women-owned businesses. As the first official BWH employee, she has been instrumental in everything from brand and content curation and development to social media management, event planning, and managing our team of contributing writers. Her interests include intersectional feminism, sailing, sustainable living, painting, and planning her next dinner party.
Aspires to be: Hermoine Granger
Dream interviewee: Mara Liasson
Can't live without: Bagels
HEATHER CROTEAU EDITOR
An American transplant by way of Weymouth, England, Heather is our editor-in-chief in addition to working as lead copywriter for an advertising agency where she's responsible for overseeing the quality and communication of clients' copywriting needs. Her focus as an editor has always been about really extraordinary voices, helping bring confidence and clarity to their story, then simply passing them the microphone. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Sean, and their two Australian Shepherd-mixes, Draper and Faye.
Aspires to be: 1/2 Peggy Olson, 1/2 Julie Andrews
Dream interviewee: Shonda Rhimes
Can't live without: Claritin
INA MEZINI ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Originally from Tirana, Albania, Ina graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.S. in Communications. By day, she works full-time on the marketing and production side of the A/E/C industry. When she isn't editing proposals to win over prospective projects, she's assisting BWH with client pitching, content creation, merchandise fulfillment and all-things administrative. She's a lover of adventure, a good meal, the great outdoors, and hammock hangs with her dog, Diesel.
Aspires to be: 1/2 Katniss Everdeen, 1/2 Olivia Benson
Dream interviewee: Esther Perel
Can't live without: Potatoes
SINDY GONZALEZ PHOTOGRAPHER
Sindy is a Puerto Rico-born, Jacksonville, FL-based freelance photographer whose favorite subjects to photograph are people in their personal spaces and the ever-changing light. When she’s not behind the camera, wooing us with her sweet dance moves or out for a bike ride, she can be found slinging espresso shots behind the coffee bar. She received her BFA with a concentration in Photography from the University of North Florida.
Aspires to be: Jeff Goldblum meets Ellen DeGeners
Dream interviewee: Myself
Can't live without: Chicken
HURLEY WINKLER BOOK CLUB COORDINATOR
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Hurley Winkler wears many hats. She's a freelance writer and also works for the Jacksonville Public Library, where she hosts the podcast Completely Booked. She coordinates Babes Who Hustle's official book club, Babes + Books, where she gets to discuss books written by women. Hurley earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. She lives in Neptune Beach with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Susan.
Aspires to be: Leslie Knope
Dream interviewee: Terry Gross
Can't live without: Headphones
MORGAN PURVIS INTERN
Morgan is a fourth-generation Floridian and placed her roots in Jax during college. In her daily hustle, she leads the public relations and marketing efforts at the Jacksonville Armada FC. As the BWH intern, she’s assisting in everything from interview processes to social media, event planning, administrative duties and beyond. In her spare time (when she finds it) Morgan enjoys photography, planning her next travel adventure, and is a wannabe foodie.