Advice For A Brilliant Life is an online destination for ambitious women who care about doing good, being well and making money.
Started in 2006 by Simone N. Sneed, Advice For A Brilliant began as a blog for a local paper in Upstate New York, then called “Advice For A Balanced Life” the content focused on tools and current event coverage for young professionals. Over the past seven years the content has evolved and in January 2014, ABL re-launched as a new and improved digital destination for today’s socially conscious and brilliant woman.
ABL is updated on a daily basis, each week the content will work to tackle a major theme in our lives and through original content and aggregated content provide women current events, inspiration and tools to incorporate into her life and work.
Simone N. Sneed is a strategist and social entrepreneur building the capacity of women and girls and the institutions that empower them to discover and leverage their full potential.
Known for her electric energy and infectious positivity, she has dedicated her life and career to ensuring the development and implementation of practical strategies to radically shift the life experiences and outcomes for women and girls both in the U.S. and abroad. With a background in policy development and analysis, coupled with a decade of experience in non-profit fundraising and management, Simone’s work is informed by change management, social justice and a commitment to individual wellness and joy.
Currently, Simone is a non-profit executive living in New York City and the founder & CEO of Catching Brilliance, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to manifesting a world where women and girls can thrive.
As an expert and thought leader on non-profit sustainability, philanthropy, millennial women and leadership, Simone’s work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Levo League and Shimmer Teen. She has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post Live, The Journal of Governmental Finance and Public Policy, Ebony Magazine, The Advocate and Loop21.
Simone is a graduate of the University at Albany, a past fellow of the University at Albany’s Center for Women in Government , the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management and the New Leaders Council. She is currently a 2013 NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service IGNITE Fellow.
In her free time she enjoys her role as a strategic advisor and faculty member for various social impact initiatives, including The Brown Boi Project, The Redwoods Initiative, The Stonewall Foundation and The Urban Bush Women.