See Jane Do is an award-winning social change media & event productions organization that empowers everyday women to be a hero in their own lives and provides tools to put Passion into Action. We capture the stories of everyday women doing extraordinary things and utilize the power of story to create positive change. Real Women. Real Solutions.
See Jane Do Media Productions includes:
Grant funded radio program hosted by Elisa Parker featured our home station KVMR FM along with other community and public radio stations across the country.
See Jane Do Media Lounge: Why confine the magnitude and magic of your event within the walls when you can reach thousands worldwide. Promote and generate a buzz. Capture the essence and stories from your event. Stay connected with your audience year-round.
The Media Lounge serves as a hub for speakers, special guests and press to share up-to-date information, photos on the red carpet and capture exclusive interviews. Attendees enjoy WiFi and a comfortable setting to meet, connect, and network. In addition to the lounge, the See Jane Do Street Team goes behind the scenes to capture some of the best moments of your event with special guests. The Media Lounge can include, videos, live streaming, live broadcasting, podcasts, photos, website, print and social media.
See Jane Do Online Magazine: Features hundreds of inspirational stories, podcasts, videos and interviews by Elisa Parker and special guests.
See Jane Do Events Production: features events produced and created by See Jane Do including: Passion into Action Women’s Conference, Passion into Action Online Experience, See Jane Do Slumber Party, Float & Giggle & Soiree into Action. Bring one of these events to your community!
See Jane Do also partners with likeminded organizations to feature their work such as: Vote Run Lead, Representation Project, Habitat for Humanity, The White House Project, CAWA, Code Pink and more.
The See Jane Do Story:
In 2009 See Jane Do received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and nationally acclaimed community radio station KVMR based in Nevada City, CA to produce a series of one-hour radio magazine programs. The See Jane Do radio program is hosted and produced by co-founder Elisa Parker and has featured interviews with Gloria Steinem, Lily Tomlin, Helen Reddy, Eve Ensler, Donna Karan, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Geena Davis, Jody Williams, Gloria Feldt, Jennifer Newsom, Terry Tempest Wiliams, Nina Simons, Medea Benjamin, Joan Blades of Momsrising and Moveon, founders of BlogHer, Marie Wilson of the White House Project, Goldman Environmental Prize Winners, among others.
See Jane Do also presents the annual Passion Into Action Women’s Conference, which has featured renowned speakers such as Martha Beck, Holly Near, Frances Moore Lappe’, Jensine Larsen of World Pulse, Bioneers co-founder and president Nina Simons, best-selling author and women’s activists Gloria Feldt, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Sista Monica, Osprey Orielle Lake, Kathy LeMay, Tiffany Dufu and former US Ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan.
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See Jane Do Team
Elisa Parker, Co-founder, President and Host
In 2014 Elisa Parker, co-founder of See Jane Do said enough of the burn out and leaning into broken systems. When she left her position in corporate America twelve years ago to spend more time with her new born daughter she came face to face with the reality of her own value and worth. She had given up the two things society values the most; power (position) and money. Elisa recognized the need to empower everyday women, like herself and in 2009 created See Jane Do. See Jane Do is a media and events company that encourages women to be heroes of their own lives and captures the stories of everyday women doing extraordinary things.
She embodied the Superwoman Syndrome. Yet, as a mom running a household including her husband, two daughters, lots of pets and running a successful media & events company she realized that she was just tired of running. She began to question what she was running too. Just what was she leaning into; a glass ceiling, college debt, the good ole boys club, crazy healthcare expenses, doing it all, not doing enough, flabby arms, unequal pay? She was tired of encouraging women to lean into a system that no longer serves them or men for that matter. Recognizing that change starts with ourselves, she retired her Superwoman cape, the hero who strives to save everyone first and instead became an everyday hero of her own life; saving herself, living for the present moment and discovering the wonder that already existed within her. She went full Arete.
Arete: Living in excellence through your purpose and passion. Created by Sara Sharpe, the Arete Women’s Initiative is about being an everyday hero who embodies her fullest potential in health and wellness, spirituality, life plan, organization and relationship. It’s the whole enchilada. In each element Elisa asked herself two questions, “Am I making the most of my life and Why not?” She lost 20 pounds, strengthened muscles she never knew she had and participated in her first triathlon (riding her 10 year old daughter’s bicycle). She launched a new media program, joined a year-round relationship program with her husband, learned to surf (ok she kind of learned to surf), got rid of the suitcase always sitting at the end of her bed, began to ask for what she wanted, cleared out what didn’t serve her (still working on that), was silent (for a whole 24 hours), negotiated debt, and has a loving relationship with her daughters (except when they tell her “you don’t understand”). Basically, she made what seemed impossible possible and she’s much happier for it.
Sure she still experiences fear, has down days and cries when it hurts. She’s also still flying her cape but this time she’s doing it on her terms. She’s creating the new dream. The re-definition of the new American Dream begins with each of us stepping into Arete and the wonder that already exists within you. Do you wonder what’s possible, what you’re capable of? You don’t have to look any farther than you heart. Everything you’ve been looking for and need is already within you.
Elisa shares her message across the country and engages women and men to put their passion into action, to be part of the new American Dream and to just be their best self.
Her new book in process, Don’t Be a Dick, Be a Jane: In Search of Her New American Dream coupled with a media series, connects with positive deviants across the country who have taken a left turn and are creating new models, programs and systems to create a positive shift that supports all people and the planet at large.
Elisa Parker is an award-winning producer, reporter, talk radio host and an activist. An acknowledged media maven, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to connect people through the power of stories and solutions that go beyond leaning in to broken systems. For ten years she has hosted a weekly show featured on nationally-acclaimed radio station KVMR, where over 350 interviews have included such luminaries as Lily Tomlin, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Donna Karan, Geena Davis, Jennifer Newsom, Michael Franti, Krishna Das, Indigo Girls, Gloria Feldt, Terry Tempest Williams, Helen Reddy plus the untold stories of everyday women who are doing extraordinary things. See Jane Do has also been featured on NPR in addition to other media outlets.
Elisa is also the co-founder, producer and host of the See Jane Do Media Lounge featured at events such as, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, The White House Project EPIC Awards, Go Run and Passion into Action and other See Jane Do events including: Float and Giggle and Passion into Action™ Women’s Experience (PIA), an annual event serving over one thousand women in rural communities and small town America. Past PIA speakers have included well-known personalities Martha Beck, Holly Near, Gloria Feldt, France Moore Lappe’, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Kathy LeMay, Nina Simons, Tiffany Dufu, Sista Monica and more.
In addition to PIA, Elisa facilitates, emcees and moderates programs, panels and workshops that aim to fill the gender gap in leadership. Elisa connects and inspires committed “self-leaders” through such additional See Jane Do events as “Soirees Into Action,” SJD Slumber Parties, One Billion Rising NC and TEDx.
Elisa is a recipient of the Jody Fenimore Award for Public Affairs and Osborn-Woods Community Service Award. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program and The White House Project’s Go Run program. She currently serves on the KVMR Board of Directors and is a certified Higher Guidance Life Coach. She holds a BA in Communications from San Francisco State University and a MA in Organization Development with a focus on Leadership at University of San Francisco. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband, two daughters, two cats, one puppy and a Beta Fish that won’t give up.
“The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was lucky to once again have Elisa Parker running the show at our Media Lounge. From concept to execution, her vision became reality and our filmmakers and special guests were treated like the VIPs they are. Her interview style was professional and fun—the prep work she completed in advance of interviews was glaringly obvious in her insightful questions and impressed not only the audience, but the guests themselves. With Elisa, you have complete confidence the job will not only happen, but that the product will exceed expectations.” ~Melinda Booth, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director
“I can’t thank you enough for all that you do. You create an environment where anything seems possible. You bring an incredible gift to this community. You are a rock star!”~Heather Donahue, director, actress and author of Growgirl
“Thank you for the best interview I have ever had. That’s saying a lot considering I have been interviewed by everyone from Bill Maher to Geraldo to Governor Kasich. But somehow they all failed to employ anything approaching your holistic and heart centered approach. You managed to evoke each aspect of my personal journey, my passion, my purpose and my professional life in a way which flowed naturally and weaved each topic to the next. I found the experience utterly delightful and supremely inspiring.”~Veronica Monet, author, relationship specialist, sexologist
“On behalf of us involved with the film project, I really want to thank you for taking the time, professionalism and just all around great hosting skills to make for a very fun interview. We’ve done a number of these, at least I have, in the last six months or so and that was really head and shoulders the above anything previous. Not that the others weren’t great, but you are very very good at what you do. I know you definitely put everybody ease in front of the camera (including rhythm). So, again, thank you so much. It was the great way to participate further in the festival.”~Tony Schmiesing, adventure seeker, writer & filmmaker
“Elisa Parker is an incredible asset to the community. She is a thinker and a doer. As a moderator, master of ceremonies and broadcaster at KVMR, her ability to ask pertinent questions, draw out personalities, create interest by engaging and captivating her listening audience is nothing short of pure genius. Her mission to encourage, educate and empower women via See Jane Do is an integral piece, not only for Nevada County but really for society as a whole. As Executive Director for Nevada County Composers Cooperative and Education Coordinator for Music in the Mountains I have had both the privilege and pleasure of working with Elisa on the radio and at events she has emceed. She is a bright star in our community.” ~Mark Vance, Executive Director Nevada County Composers Cooperative & Education Coordinator Music in the Mountains
“I’m more than happy to know that there was a kid named Elisa who regaled her younger siblings with Edith Ann stories. That’s as much as anything can be.” ~Lily Tomlin
Suggested Speaker Topics
- The Greatest Everyday Hero: Put on your cape! Learn how everyday women are extraordinary heroes and how you can discover and awaken to the wonder that already exists within you.
- Don’t be a Dick, Be a Jane! For more than five thousand years, women have been told they must lean into broken systems and old models that never properly served them. This interactive presentation introduces new women-created models and programs that tap into women’s particular strengths and talents.
- Women Moving Forward with Passion into Action
- The World is Waiting for Your Story: Unleash the Power of Your Voice
- Interviewing Techniques: Capture the Super Star in Every Woman
Elisa Parker is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do. Serving as an activist for women, social justice, & the environment, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us. As a media maven her passion is connecting others through story. She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder & director of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley and the See Jane Do Media Lounge. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from SF State and a MA in Organization Development at University of SF. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.
Tabby Biddle, Media Lounge & Take the Lead Facilitator
Tabby Biddle, M.S. Ed, is a writer, speaker and women’s leadership coach, specializing in helping women find their voice. Through her speaking appearances, group classes and private coaching practice, Tabby has supported hundreds of women on their path into leadership – from business leaders, to media personalities, to celebrity activists, to artists, to students, to entrepreneurs. She is the bestselling author of Find Your Voice: A Woman’s Call to Action, and a celebrated TEDx speaker for her unique approach to activating and advancing women’s leadership. A two-time United Nations Foundation press fellow writing on women and girls, Tabby has been featured by prominent national and international media, including The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, UN Dispatch, Current TV and NPR. Tabby earned her master’s degree in education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in political science from Colby College. She lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, young son and kitty cat. Learn more at tabbybiddle.com.
Monica Hughes, Community Support & Engagement
Monica Hughes is the Membership Coordinator for See Jane Do. She is also a furniture maker and owner of Naked Tree Woodworking nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. She holds a degree in International Relations, has traveled widely, and has a passion for helping others. When she is not creating with wood, she is active in sports, enjoys time with her husband and daughter, survives the torment of two cats, and works on writing her memoir and other short stories.
Robin Parisse, Advisor to See Jane Do
Robin brings her vast experience in business development and marketing to See Jane Do as an advisor and business coach. She has pro- vided guidance for the development of a sustainable business model and provided tactical know how to help SJD align resources to better meet business demands. Robin currently is an independent consultant. Previously Robin was the Partner Program Manager for Telestream. With over 20 years experience in complex product management, relationship management, strategic planning & tactical implementation, Robin’s cross industry exper- tise in technology, media & entertainment, consumer products, fashion, retail, cycling & outdoor brings a refreshing outlook to her work.
Carabeth Rowley, Web Developer
Michelle Botticelli is an award-winning editor, director and screen writer. Her work includes feature films such as, Leaves of Grass with Edward Norton, Grey Zone, Tanner Hall and Falling for Grace and documentaries and television programs featured on networks such as, Bravo, Animal Planet and National Geographic.
See Jane Do Founders
Elisa Parker is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do. Serving as an activist for women, social justice, & the environment, Elisa’s work takes her around the world to discover and share the extraordinary stories & solutions in each of us. She hosts her weekly show for nationally acclaimed radio station KVMR & is the co-founder & director of the Passion into Action™ Women’s Conference, TEDxGrassValley and the See Jane Do Media Lounge. She is an alumna of the Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices program & The White House Project’s Go Run program. Elisa holds a BA in Communications from SF State and a MA in Organization Development at University of SF. Elisa lives in the Sierra Foothills with her husband and two daughters.
Jesse Locks is the co-founder of See Jane Do, Passion into Action™ Women’s Experience (PIA), and See Jane Do Media Lounges. She is a media communications specialist with fifteen years of experience in publishing, film, radio, and digital media.
Currently, Jesse is the Festival Director of the award-winning Nevada City Film Festival, editor of Folk Trails Magazine, and owner of Locks Media Group, a creative marketing, communications and digital media firm. She has developed and implemented successful pr and marketing campaigns with an emphasis on multi-media for Toyota’s Yaris, Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, and the California WorldFest, among others.
Her writing has been featured in publications such as Thrasher, Heckler, Venus Zine, Alternative Press, Tape Op, Seattle Weekly, Arthur Magazine and ESPN.
She was named one of the top 25 “New Creatives” in Northern California by Sacramento News & Review, one of 50 “Emerging Sages” by the Center for Non-Profit Leadership, and is an alumni of the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture Leadership Institute.
Jesse graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Literature and Journalism.