Brains over Blonde is a lifestyle platform for women who REFUSE to choose between femininity and success.
Women's power and femininity are too often misunderstood and misrepresented. Emotions are seen as fragility. Feminism is seen as overly aggressive. Beauty and style are seen as vanity. B/B is here to redefine the way the world sees femininity. As women, our femininity is part of what makes us POWERFUL.
It's time to #FlexYourFemale. From free content to private 1:1 coaching and a supportive community, B/B provides inspiration and tools to empower you to grow as a woman, both personally and professionally.
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Anna Wood is the Founder/CEO of Brains over Blonde, a feminist lifestyle platform for women who REFUSE to choose between femininity and success. Anna's a Google alumnus with a Stanford MBA, a serial entrepreneur, content creator, and a Feminist with a capital F. As a sales / marketing lead in Silicon Valley, she worked with major brands such as Netflix, Expedia, and Airbnb. Now, as a self-described "Female Empoweress," she helps other women carve out amazing careers and cultivate fearless lives. She's appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Bustle.
Anna's passion for supporting strong women started early. In undergrad at UC Berkeley, she wrote her honors thesis on "Making diversity in the workplace a strategic advantage." All the while she was also helping women look and feel beautiful as a personal stylist. While at Google, she also facilitated the Unconscious Bias diversity course and ran wellness programs. She trained to be a personal and professional coach at Stanford.
Along the way, Anna often felt pressure to choose between femininity and success, but she refused to do so. She LOVES being a woman, and believes her female identity has contributed to her success. Instead of waiting around for a major societal change, she created her own lane and founded Brains over Blonde.
Anna recently relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. When she's not inspiring the modern woman, Anna can be found traveling the world, lounging at the beach, or listening to her favorite podcasts.
Loves: face masks, The Bachelor franchise, Australian Shepherds, palm trees, mac n cheese
Hates: slow walkers, mansplaining, onions, when people say "it is what it is"
BrainsoverBlonde.com is a feminist lifestyle platform for women who refuse to choose between femininity and success.
Anna has a Stanford MBA and a UC Berkeley BA, where she wrote her thesis on "making diversity in the workplace a strategic advantage".
Anna led sales and marketing at Google for four years.
Anna has worked with major brands including Netflix, J.Crew, and Airbnb.
Anna has a booming social media brand that has grown to nearly 20k followers in just a few months.
Anna has worked as a personal stylist and professional matchmaker.
Anna is a career and branding expert and coach.
Why did you start Brains over Blonde?
What does Flex your Female mean to you? What does refusing to choose between femininity and success?
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What’s your background?
What are some of the preconceived gender roles you grew up with?
What did your body shame stem from?
What corporate jobs did you have and what kind of gender biases did you experience?
What are some of the feminine qualities women need to suppress in order to get ahead in the workplace? What’s unhealthy about this in your opinion?
What are some of the biases women have against themselves? (Line from your press release)
What kind of mindset do women need to have in the workplace?
Why did you leave your corporate job? Was it sudden? Or was there a catalyst?
What mindset did you need to overcome to start your own businesses? Is there anything specific to women?
Tell me about the Unconscious Bias course at Google
What’s your advice for women out there aspiring to leave the security of a corporate job to make it on their own?
What led you to begin work empowering women?
What were the most important lessons from your Stanford MBA?
What were the most important lessons from working at Google?
How do you see the current state of feminism?
What's your top piece of advice for women entering the workforce?
What's your top piece of advice for women looking to make a career change?
What are your top tips for establishing a personal brand?
The term Female Empowerment gets thrown around a lot, what does it mean to you?
Why is personal branding is so important?
Tell me a story of gender discrimination in the workplace.
What makes women uniquely powerful?
What are the most common career mistakes you see women make?