In Honor of International Women's Day

by Madyson Murray March 07, 2022

In Honor of International Women's Day

Five Trailblazing Women Share Their Superpowers, Inspirations and Words of Advice

Celebrate with the wonderful women from Reese’s Book Club and Biossance this International Women’s Day as two communities of trailblazers join together to share their passion projects, influences and powerful insight that is sure to inspire. In this unique Q&A we’ve asked female leaders and phenoms, including Reese Witherspoon, to share their truths and strengths in the hopes of encouraging and empowering more women to find their truth and celebrate their strengths on this very special day.  

Reese Witherspoon, Mom + Actor + Entrepreneur + Biossance Global Ambassador 

Your superpower:

“Multitasking! And dancing, of course.”

Words to live by: 

“Lift others up. Young people need a mentor.”

Best advice you’ve ever received:

“Once a task has begun, never leave it till it’s done. Be the labor great or small,  do it well or not at all.”

A woman that inspires you:

“My mom, Betty”

Jane Lee, Sr Manager of Membership Development for Reese’s Book Club

Your superpower:

“Being a personal hype-woman! I know my friends are awesome, and I make sure they know it too by cheering them on whenever they need a confidence boost.“

Your mantra or words to live by: 

“They can’t say yes if you don’t ask.”

A woman that inspires you: 

“Jenn Im—she got her start on YouTube with personal styling videos and has done so much more since but what really inspires me is Jenn’s growth over the years and the honesty and vulnerability she continuously shares with her viewers. Whether it’s talking about things like clothes or mental health or more recently, becoming a mother, Jenn shares the dark with the light and shows that you’re not alone in your feelings.”

Gretchen Schreiber, Manager of Books

Your superpower:

“I’m really good at recommending books to people.”

A woman that inspires you: 

“My mom”

Gia Esquivel, Sr Creative Director at Biossance

Your superpower:

"Creative insight"

Favorite quote from a book:

“They are always very interested to hear that you don’t read music. Once you almost said—to a sneaky fellow from the Daily News, who was inquiring—you almost turned to him and said, Motherfucker, I am music.”—by Zadie Smith from “Crazy The Call Me”: On Looking at Jerry Dantzic’s Photos of Billie Holiday

Your mantra or words to live by: 

“Be true to yourself and you will never fall.”

Best advice you’ve ever received: 

“Courage over confidence”

A woman that inspires you:

“So many women to be inspired by really… top of mind, Patti Smith. A living legend whose influence and impact spans generations and cultural industries.”

Laura Minch, Director of Brand Marketing at Biossance

Your superpower:

"Transforming misfits in the fridge into an elevated/gourmet dining experience. 😉 I think I take that approach for other things in life too!"

Best advice you’ve ever received:   

“Take failure out of the equation when imagining what’s possible for your life.”

A woman that inspires you:

“Nicolette Mason – I’ve followed and had the honor of working with Nicolette for almost a decade. She’s one of the industry’s OG influencers with incredible style and beauty advice, but she just hits different. Even when the world feels chaotic and overwhelming, Nicolette fiercely approaches each situation with honesty, compassion, and vulnerability. I am always inspired by her strength and ability to help people through mutual understanding.”




Madyson Murray
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