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Jen Glantz - Bridesmaid for Hire

Bridesmaid for hire
Jen Glantz

Jen Glantz attended so many weddings, she went into debt, then wrote a book about it called 'All My Friends are Engaged.' On a whim, Jen thought she might make a little money out of attending weddings and posted an ad on craigslist offering her services as a bridesmaid. She tells me she got 100s of responses, leading her to turn it into a full-time business. I invited her to tell us about her experience starting a business from scratch with no business experience, what it takes to get a book published, and what she is observing about the modern relationship from inside the wedding planning process.

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Lauren Schiller is the host and creator ofInflection Point, a podcast and nationally syndicated public radio show about how women rise up. Launched in 2015, and produced in partnership with KALW and PRX, Inflection Point was one of the first radio shows and podcasts in the country to exclusively feature conversations with women about how they build power and lead change. In 2008, Lauren co-created and co-hosted “The Lady Brain Show”, one of the first ever female-led podcasts. Lauren is an award-winning producer, was the Executive Producer of Audio for Salon Media, where she is a regular contributor, and has been a guest host for “The Conversation” on BBC World Service. Lauren is also a speaker and moderator at live events including INFORUM, The Commonwealth Club, Bay Area Book Festival, JCCSF, and Cal Performances