2019 Speakers


Stefanie M. Jewett

Stefanie Jewett is the founder and CEO of Activvely, the premiere social-pairing app that connects you with platonic fitness buddies. After​ ​five years of covering hard news at CNN her creativity breached the spillway and Activvely was born. A Miami native, Stefanie grew up in a Spanish-speaking household, her Cuban roots never too far from her heart. Living in Central Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. inspired her to pursue a journalism career in earnest. This passion for news would see her at the U.S. Congress​,​ National Republican Senatorial Committee, WSET, the Alliance to Save Energy​ ​and eventually landing a job at CNN. Working on several projects and shows including Crossfire and the Situation Room, she held her own among the most elite journalists at the World Headquarters and the Washington D.C. bureau. Stefanie returned to Atlanta with a singular goal: to lift the stigma off swipe platforms solely being used for dating and help the people of this vibrant city connect. Her commitment to building intentional and impactful communities led her to create, Startup Sisters USA, a space where women of wild ambition can come together and collaborate. Most recently, Stefanie was selected for Atlanta Tech Village’s “It Takes a Village” pre-accelerator, and as one of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s #ChooseATL Influencers for 2019. She is also a graduate of the City of Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI ‘18), and LaunchPad2x.

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