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Susan B. Barnes, a longtime travel writer, has written for AFAR, Condé Nast Traveler, Fodors, Forbes Vetted, Garden & Gun, Global Traveler, Southern Living, Travel Curator and other publications.
Chelsey Goodan is the author of UNDERESTIMATED: The Wisdom and Power of Teenage Girls. She has been an academic tutor and mentor for sixteen years, with a particular emphasis on the empowerment of teenage girls. She is the founder of The Activist Cartel and the mentorship director of DemocraShe, a nonprofit that guides teenage girls from historically underrepresented communities into leadership positions. As an activist, she advises public figures, galvanizes volunteers, and organizes large-scale events for national nonprofits, while also serving on the board of A Call to Men, a nonprofit working to end gender-based violence.
As AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Edna Kane Williams has the responsibility for driving AARP’s enterprise diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy encompassing our workforce, workplace, and marketplace. She leads strategies for multicultural audiences and age discrimination and oversees the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council and AARP’s Strategic Enterprise Employee Resource Groups. Before this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at AARP.Kane Williams holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A from George Washington University. She was a Coro Foundation Fellow and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program fellow for the American Society of Association Executives. Kane Williams was also named one of Diversity Woman Magazine’s Elite 100 for 2022. She is currently on the advisory board for the forthcoming Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the Board of Trustees for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. She previously served as a board member of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and The Center for Responsible Lending.
Casey Clark is a freelance writer from New York City who covers beauty, style, and mental health. She has been a writer for four years and her work has been featured in TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Allure and more. Follow her on Instagram: @Casey.ClarkNYC.
Lorrie Lynch is former Executive Editor, Features for; she's also a founding editor of USA Today and a former senior editor at USA WEEKEND magazine. She is an award-winning writer-editor who has covered news, travel, health, fitness and all aspects of entertainment, including interviews with the biggest names in Hollywood. When she's not writing essays or working on a book about yoga, she teaches yoga in Washington, D.C.