Online Community For Women -Meet the Hosts
Meet the Women On Then Net family! Without any of these beautiful people, WOTN would not be as great as it is today! Even though we are an online community for women, everyone is welcomed!
Founder & Host
Andrea is an award-winning creator of film, television programming, and live productions. As founder and president of StandOut Productions, she has produced and directed over 30 films and television specials, which have aired on Showtime, Logo, Netflix, and several Canadian networks.
In 2002, Andrea produced and directed her first film, the award-winning documentary LAUGHING MATTERS. The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three award-winning sequels. The importance of giving a voice to the LGBTQ community, as well as sharing and preserving its rich culture and history, continues to inspire Andrea. To date, she has completed nine feature documentaries about LTBTQ people and/or events.
Andrea is also a prolific producer of live comedy shows and concerts. Since founding StandOut Productions in 1997, she has staged live events featuring some of the country’s best-known entertainers, including Wanda Sykes, Indigo Girls, k.d. lang, Joan Armatrading, and Brandi Carlile. She also produced and hosted 40 episodes of her vlog, All Access Pass: Up Close & Personal with Women in the Biz, which was featured on AfterEllen.com.
Before beginning her filmmaking career, Meyerson spent nearly a decade producing fundraisers for LGBTQ non-profits including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, HRC, NCLR, SLDN, and L.A. Shanti. Her fundraising efforts have raised well over two million dollars for community organizations.
Andrea has been recognized both within and outside the LGBTQ community for her community work and activism. Among other awards, she was the first openly gay recipient of YWCA’s “Women of Achievement Award” in Arts & Entertainment, the Human Rights Campaign’s “Local Hero Award,” and the Los Ángeles LGBTQ Center’s L.A.C.E. (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award. In June 2019, the Hollywood Women’s Film Festival honored her with the “Dorothy Arzner Award” for LGBTQ Impact in Film. This year Andrea received the “Visionary of the Year” Award from the L-Fund and was selected to be a “2020 Pride Month Honoree” from the Californian Legislative LGBTQ Caucus.
The catalyst for Andrea’s body of work actually began in 1995 when she founded Women On A Roll. Her grassroots bicycle club has since evolved into one of the country’s largest social organizations for lesbians. Now in its 25th year, the organization focuses on worldwide luxury travel and still offers unique social and cultural opportunities for women.
When sheltering in place became a new way of life, Andrea immediately created Women On The Net, an online community for women. Her first email announcement was sent on March 18 with this message from Andrea “More than ever we need community. We need to connect. And we need to laugh! It is with great joy, I announce Women On The Net: a place to socialize in solidarity!” Andrea now spends her time curating events, booking talent, and hosting online gatherings designed to provide entertainment and create opportunities to socialize with women from all over the world!
Simultaneously, Andrea is currently in post production with her new documentary, “Defining Jessica,” slated to be released later this year. While sheltering in place, she is planning exciting world travel adventures for Women On A Roll for when it is safe to resume travel!
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kim has been co-hosting Women On The Net since its’ launch in March. Kim has had a long career in theater producing, production management and stage management. In addition to producing theatrical productions, she helped manage the production transfer of direct-from-Broadway shows to Los Angeles with original casts. She has production managed theatrical offerings with Eve Ensler, Al Pacino, Showtime, The Emmys, Liza Minnelli, stand up specials and special events. Kim’s stage management credits include Blue Man Group-Chicago, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Celebration Theater and Deaf West Theater.
Kim has also produced and coordinated conferences and large-scale fundraisers nationally and internationally. While at IM Creative, Kim helped coordinate original production numbers, including a memorial piece featuring Maya Angelou for President Bill Clinton. Kim has also supervised the creation of videos and internal marketing for Fortune 500 companies and phenomenal startups.
Some of Kim’s most treasured experiences have come from her non-profit work: supervising the 200+ volunteer crew for the HighBall costume couture festival with over 25,000 over-the-top partygoers and a Andy Warhol style Factory happening for Project Angel Food. Kim is a founding member of Stonewall Young Democrats and won the Truman Award for her volunteer efforts attempting to defeat Prop 8.
Kim likes to throw a party. Her best-loved parties have included taking 300 people out on the town in Dublin, Ireland (while helping produce a computer software conference at Aviva Stadium) and a private party for 500 people at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that included race car ride-alongs.
Since moving to Northern New Jersey to accommodate the needs of her growing family, Kim has pivoted her day hustle and become an award-winning seller of real estate in Northern New Jersey with an eye on the Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, Delaware area. She takes care of her clients like they are family and makes sure everyone has fun during the process. A proud stepmom, wife and always an artist, Kim looks forward to connecting to our online community for women, Women On The Net.
Online Community For Women -Ongoing Contributors
Vickie will be joining us frequently as a comedian, a chef, and game show host, Vik Van Dyke on the Virtual Squares Game Show!
Vickie Shaw’s beautiful Southern Style belies her sharp edged wit and hilarity. She says things no one else can say because she says them so nice! Audiences love her humor, not just because she’s funny but because it’s all true. From her stories about her partner Sgt. Patch, tales about her kids and grandchildren, and life in Texas with it’s ups and downs.
Vickie Has been featured on various television shows, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, WE TV, Wisecracks Specials on LOGO as well as 2 other comedy specials on LOGO-“You Can’t Take the Girl Out of Texas” and “Vickie Shaw Live – Sick and Wrong Tour”. She has started in the Award Winning Movie, “Laughing Matters More”. She also just released her 3rd DVD, “I’m Not Your Role Model”.
She has been performing all over the US, Cruises, Resorts, Comedy Clubs, Colleges, Corporate and Political fundraisers, Churches fundraisers, Yes Churches! And just about everywhere else. This is a comedian you don’t want to miss!
Jill Schlesinger, CFP®
Afternoon "Money Break" Host
Jill Schlesinger, CFP®, is the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award Winning Business Analyst for CBS News, where she translates complicated business and economic news into understandable, relatable topics for everyday viewers and listeners. She covers the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign on TV, on the “Jill on Money” podcast, radio (including her nationally syndicated show, “Jill on Money”, which won the 2018 Gracie Awardfor Best National Talk Show), the web and her blog, “Jill on Money.” Jill also won a 2018 Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)/National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
Prior to her second career at CBS, Jill spent 14 years as the co-owner and Chief Investment Officer for an independent investment advisory firm. She began her career as a self-employed options trader on the Commodities Exchange of New York, following her graduation from Brown University. Jill’s first book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money, was published in February 2019 by Ballantine Books.
My name is Ashley Shine, I am a Coach, I am a friend, I am in constant search of being a better person and making the world a better place. I Coach, I create plans that help guide and support people in the directions they want to go. I am a student. I am a student at Colorado State University in hopes of getting a degree to help fight the social injustices in the world. I am also a student of life and all that comes with that. There is a lesson to be learned through every single interaction. I never want to stop being a student, I don’t ever want to be an “expert” I want to have the mindset to learn as much and teach as much as I can from a genuine and present place. My core purpose is to make the world a better, more compassionate, and more empathetic place for everyone. I have been a strength and conditioning coach for about four years, I focus on individual design and programming as I believe it is the best and most sustainable way to train. In our workout we will start with a 15-minute warm-up then workout for 25 to 30 minutes. It will be body weight movements and modifications will be given at every class. I am excited to work with you all.
MEET YOUR BOXING COACH
Lydia Strong is a certified boxing trainer who has over 36 years of experience teaching and coaching students and athletes of all ages and abilities. Coach Strong is a Kinesiology Instructor at Santa Monica College where she started and developed the Boxing for Fitness program. She is also the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Santa Monica College.
Coach Strong specializes in live group boxing training, but has now moved into the online community for women and virtual training world due to the pandemic. Her favorite part of coaching is seeing people make progress towards their fitness goals. She is passionate and enthusiastic about all forms of exercise and training, but has a deep love for boxing. “The first time I put on a pair of gloves years ago I absolutely fell in love and wanted to learn as much as possible about boxing so I could become the most effective and proficient teacher possible. I’ve been involved with sports and training for years, but working with others on improving their overall strength and fitness through boxing has been a great experience that really makes me happy!”
FROM COACH LYDIA STRONG:
“Boxing is an amazing fitness modality for those who want to be challenged in a different way. In each of my sessions I tailor each workout to the needs of the client. Each training session covers boxing fundamentals like the mechanics of each punch, the boxing numbering system and the footwork that goes with each punch we work on. My goal is to make my boxing workouts educational, challenging and fun! I am excited to share my love of boxing with all of you and can’t wait to get started!
Zakiya is an educator, wellness consultant, coach and founder of 4F-FitFlyFreeForever, a wellness community for women. She helps women navigate their wellness journey by designing programs that focus on nutrition, physical, emotional, financial, and sexual/womb fitness/wellness. Zakiya works with clients who are searching for ways to either prevent or combat hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Zakiya believes that wellness is a life-long journey and not a sprint. She advises her clients on healthy eating via meal planning, prepping, grocery shopping, and cooking with her “Let’s go Shopping” field trips. In addition, she leads group movement classes, fitness challenges, and wellness workshops.
Zakiya is committed to helping women navigate their wellness journey and encourages the Goddess in them to be “FitFlyFreeForever!”
Karaoke & Open Mic MC
Karaoke Kelli fell in love with karaoke in 1990 and hasn’t stopped singing to bad instrumental covers ever since. She was a regular in karaoke bars in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Southern California in 2004. When the quarantine hit, she moved her love of karaoke online and couldn’t say yes fast enough when Andrea asked her to host the online community for women, Women on the Net Karaoke Nights.
Host, THE SUZANNE SHOW
No one ever accused Suzanne of being subtle, not the shuttle driver who took her to the airport, the woman she was in line with at the grocery store yesterday and certainly not her audiences. Subtle, she is not.
After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy, she’s not about to start pulling punches now.
The kid from Amish Country who began her comedy career on a dare is celebrating a quarter century of out, open, no-holds-barred comedy.
Suzanne tells the truth. The truth is life is funny, especially when it’s fermented in Suzanne’s mind. That’s why she could never be in the closet, making her a trailblazer when she started doing stand-up in the 1990s. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on “Late Night with David Letterman.”
Heck, she was on Sally Jesse Raphael in 1991 on a show called “Breaking the Lesbian Stereotype…Lesbians Who Don’t Look Like Lesbians.” From “OMG, a lesbian has long hair and wears make up” to “I went to Helen and Jane’s wedding last weekend,” that’s how far we’ve come in the 25 years Suzanne has been telling her truth to audiences all over the world. Some of that is certainly thanks to her candor, courage and charisma.
Host, ALL THINGS SPORTS
Jennie McNulty is “One of the premiere comedians in the country” as proclaimed by The New England Blade. The Examiner called her an, “infectiously energetic, remarkably deft comic with a warm disarming style and some of the best improv skills in the business.” And Curve magazine rates her amongst the “Top 10 lesbian comics.” Her playfully sarcastic style is sure to win you over and most definitely make you laugh.
Jennie’s comedy career has taken her all over the world, from entertaining troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Eastern Europe to the beautiful beaches and serene sea ports of the LGBT travel world with “Olivia,” “Atlantis” and and other travel companies.
Jennie recently wrapped shooting on the upcoming feature film, “Freelancers Anonymous.” She’s also been seen in “Lights,” and on Logo TV’s “One Night Stand Up” two times.
In addition to headlining comedy clubs, colleges and events across the country, Jennie’s also headlined LGBT Events and Pride Festivals everywhere and spent 6 summer seasons performing nightly in Provincetown, MA. She also produces comedy/variety shows in the Los Angeles area and was a regular host at the Improv at Harrah’s in Las Vegas.
Years of performance experience has also made McNulty a sought after comedy tutor. From beginners to award winning stand ups, “The Joke Dr,” McNulty has helped countless comedians “find their own funny.” And, in addition to individual coaching, Jennie also frequently runs stand up writing workshops in an online web conferencing format.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
More than just scores, “All About Sports” is just that: personal stories, interviews, hot sports topics and more. If you love playing sports; watching sports; talking about sports; watching people talking about sports – then you’ll love this show. And, if you don’t – but love someone who does – tune in and learn just what makes sports so compelling. Always entertaining, Jennie will make sports fun for everyone, fans and non-fans alike. After all, if anyone has a sense of humor about sports, it’s a life-long Detroit Lions fan. Not just a fan, McNulty is a life-long athlete, including 15 seasons playing women’s pro tackle football and the last 2 seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Bobcats.
A few words from our newest team member:
I am passionate about helping people achieve their goals, and I offer the benefit of over 30 years as a fitness professional. My approach is to treat each client as an individual and provide training and lifestyle coaching that fits and works for each person’s life and circumstances.
I have trained people of all fitness levels, including high-profile celebrities, corporate executives, pro athletes, and those who just want to lose weight and/or get in shape. I specialize in fitness for cancer survivors, post-rehab training, and baby b\oomers, working to improve their lives through fitness.
I love what I do. I get to help change lives through fitness. It is a privilege. I look forward to talking to you about your goals and helping create a path to a fit future for you
Nikki is a San Diego Hall of Fame Athlete who developed debilitating physical and mental health symptoms in her late 20’s. After seeking help from doctors and specialists to no avail, she took matters into her own hands. Nikki studied and became certified in a number of healing modalities and created a program of renewal for herself which restored her physical and mental health. Nikki loves sharing the freedom and relief she found in her program with others. Nikki has helped professional athletes, top executives, celebrities and moms to balance the systems of their health and develop a rewarding relationship with themselves.
CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS
- Pilates Plus – Sebastian Lagree’s Fitness Certification (5000 hours experience)
- Qi Gong by Mark Johnson (5000 hours experience)
- Wundabar Pilates Certification – jump board, wunda chair, ballet bar, reformer (5000 hours experience)
- Kendel Pink, owner of Integrated Movement and Wellness (5000 hours experience)
- Marie-Jose Blom, world-renowned biomechanics movement educator (5000 hours experience)
- Kundalini Yoga and Meditation: Karuna Yoga Certification (200 Hour Multi-Style Certification, 5,000 hours experience)
- Hatha Yoga and Chakra Education: Karuna Yoga Certification (200 Hour Multi-Style Certification, 5,000 hours experience)
- Superbrain Yoga with Eryn Lummerding, Master Stephen Co approved (2,000 hours experience)
- Pranic Healing with Eryn Lummerding, Master Stephen Co approved (2,000 hours experience)
- Hi Yoga: Children’s Yoga, with Kelly Wood (1,000 hours experience)
- EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique Certification, awarded by IMU, International Metaphysical University (2,500 hours experience)
- Brain Gym with Educational Kinesiology creator, Dr. Paul Dennison (2,500 hours experience)
- Chakra Healing Certification with Anodea Judith (2,500 hours experience)
Our Weekly Tapping session together in March is on Wednesday @12pm-12:45pm (pacific time)
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