Pursue Your Passions Panelists: When Your Passion Pushes Back

These women have been there and are ready to give you advice for those difficult days—because they will come.
Pursue Your Passions

Pursuing your passion doesn’t always come easy. Hear about how these women have overcome a variety of challenges in their respective industries and their advice on how you can be best prepared for when your passion pushes back.

Get your tickets for the Pursue Your Passions virtual conference on April 23-24 here.

Abby Gardner, Executive Editor of Indy Maven

Abby is Indy Maven’s executive editor, as well as a freelance writer. After spending much of her career in New York City writing and editing for women’s magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Jane, she moved back to her hometown of Indianapolis in 2017.

You can also find her spending way too much musing about all things pop culture in her weekly newsletter, We Have Notes—which she is now spinning off into a soon-to-launch podcast. Both the newsletter and the podcast are products of Abby’s obsessive consumption and curation of pop culture through her very own unique lens of a Gen Xer with a lot of Millennial and Gen Z sensibilities.

Learn more about ABBY

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to We Have Notes here.

Pippa Mann, Racing Driver / Coach

Pippa Mann is a British racing driver who has competed at the Indianapolis 500 7 times. She currently races in a variety of sports car series – including with an all female team at the Nordschleife in Germany, and is one of the Athlete Leaders of Shift Up Now – a collective of women in motorsport working together to change the game.

She’s passionate about

I’m passionate about leaving a legacy that helps to continue to inspire more gender equality in motorsport. Just like female Athletes in other sports, women in motorsport are still mostly underfunded, and this effects the opportunities available to them.

learn more about pippa

Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and check out her website here.

Polina Osherov, Executive Director of PATTERN

Polina is a creative director, commercial photographer, and executive director of PATTERN. In her spare time when she’s not hanging out with her 12- and 14-year-old daughters, and managing her public speaker husband, Polina is also the editor-in-chief of PATTERN Magazine.

Learn more about polina

Check out PATTERN Magazine’s website here.

Hear from these panelists and more on April 23 + 24 at our virtual conference centered around identifying, exploring, and developing your personal passions. Register now to reserve your spot!

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