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Natalie Levy, Founder & Mentor

Passionate about pushing boundaries and being independent from a young age, she holds a BSE of Industrial Engineering and minor in Mathematics graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. She has held roles in derivatives trading at Citigroup, enterprise data sales and operations at numerous technology businesses including Bloomberg and early stage ventures. She led business development efforts for private equity investor Turn/River Capital which was focused around SaaS optimizations and has made a handful of angel investments. She currently resides in Denver with her loving rescue pup Bina. Through She's Independent, Natalie offers coaching and mentorship from professional confidence and salary negotiation to business strategy, including go-to-market and fundraising.


Marisa Faye, MPH FNTP RYT - Community Leader, Functional Nutritionist & Wellness Expert, She's Independent

Marisa’s (she/her/hers) first word was why - exemplifying her curious mindset and intuitive nature. After putting herself through college and graduating with honors, her career and her own healing journey took off at lightning speed with her work in womxn’s empowerment and health equity in juvenile detention. Supporting these bright young minds led to her own a-ha where she spent every free moment learning about mindfulness, nutrition, and how to make peace with her plus-size body. In order to support other womxn and girls in their healing, Marisa completed a Masters in Public Health and training as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. Some of her favorite roles in her career include developing holistic health courses for other health professionals, leading womxn’s retreats, creating and delivering wellness workshops for workplaces, partnering with nonprofits to deliver real and reliable health information, teaching meditation & yoga, and supporting her private clients through her one-to-one and group work as a functional nutritionist. Marisa’s open heart, inquisitive mind, and no B.S. way of talking about true health and wellness is what draws people to her. She is honored to serve the She’s Independent community as an educator, seeker and healer proving that what seem like opposites - empathy, leadership, softness, strength - can happily coexist in one badass woman. You can find her at, on Instagram, and dropping into or leading She’s Independent Events & Courses.


Hayley Roberts, contributor & editor
A wordsmith and storyteller, Hayley holds a master of arts in professional writing and digital rhetoric from Michigan State University. After working in agency PR and studying political satire, she has spent more than a decade in nonprofit and philanthropic communications. She has worked on a range of policy issues in metro Detroit, including regional cooperation, transit, and climate, and on health issues statewide in Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, two cats, and a dog.