Jay Newton-Small is co-founder and CEO of MemoryWell, a network of professional journalists using their writing talents to tell the stories of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These stories help caregivers preserve memories and care for people who have memory-related health problems. With the number of people in the United States diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and memory-related illnesses at a staggering 11 million, and expected to triple by 2030, this is one of the biggest health problems our country is facing.
Previously, Jay was the Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine and a journalist for Bloomberg News. Jay also is the author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works. In today’s show we discuss Jay’s inspiration for founding MemoryWell, her startup journey and we dive into the some of the powerful ideas from her book. We also discuss a fact many of us are not aware of—public service roles across 40 states are actually ideal for flexibility and part-time hours. Join us for episode 60 of I Want Her Job: The Podcast as we share more.
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