Meet the women who helped us test our new Work Bag – aka, the perfect bag for any field, built with real customer input, for customers like you.
These women are students, consultants, marketing analysts and content creators. We asked them to snap a few pics of the bag in their daily lives, as well as share a bit about themselves – from their careers to what was most important to them in a work bag to what makes them feel empowered.
Spoiler alert – they loved the bag.
Name: Joy Chudacoff
Occupation: Consultant to Women Entrepreneurs
What three things are always in your work bag? Lipstick, sunglasses and phone
What is most important to you in a work bag? Lots of pockets and large compartments to fit a laptop.
How do you want your work bag to make you feel? Confident and stylish
What cause or issue excites you most? LOVE FEED’s mission; helping women entrepreneurs succeed on their own terms; anything to do with supporting children who need a boost - hunger, tools for education, clothes, glasses for vision, etc.
Your favorite feature in FEED’s work bag is: There are two: 1: I feel good about carrying a bag that shares a dual purpose of getting me through the day and also providing meals to those in need. 2: Love the size and roomy pockets!
What’s your morning routine before work? Coffee, meditation, kids ready for school, walk my dog
How would you describe your style? Very easy going at home; casual. Work is a more classic style.
What makes you feel most empowered? A great blow-out! Owning a business that creates positive change in the world.
I am a woman on a mission to: Find joy every day and empower other women to do the same, through business expansion & positive life experiences.
Name: Emma Shaul
Occupation: I’m a full-time college student and a part-time writing tutor!
What three things are always in your work bag? I’m never without a few books, whether they be for class or just for leisure. I always hate being caught with free time and no book to read. I also carry my planner with me – it dictates my life, like when to write my papers, when my tutoring shifts are, and even when I should do my laundry. The last thing I always carry with me is my laptop. Of course, as a student, I use it for everything, and on the off chance I’m caught without a book, I spend my time between classes writing.
What is most important to you in a work bag? It’s important to me that I have a way to organize my things within my bag, so separate compartments and easy-access pockets are a must.
How do you want your work bag to make you feel? I want to feel proud of the things I carry with me every day – my books, my planner, my laptop… These are all things that enable me to pursue my education and help to plan for a better world. Carrying them in a FEED bag only emboldens that because of the impact the bag has on children around the world.
What cause or issue excites you most? The efforts made to spread literacy across the United States (and the world) and create equity within education are so inspiring to me. Throughout my future career as an educator, I want to join those efforts and work to encourage a love of reading in my classroom.
Your favorite feature in FEED’s work bag is: I love the middle zippered compartment. It’s perfect for stowing away my wallet and glasses case.
What’s your morning routine before work? It depends on the day! I do exercise every morning, and I have breakfast on the go. Classes are first thing in the morning, so many more times that not, I’m up and bustling around campus before the sun rises.
How would you describe your style? My style is very minimalistic, but I love to layer clothing and jewelry, especially in the colder months. I love being comfortable, so if that means pulling on a soft sweater and a pair of broken-in jeans, I’m all for it!
What makes you feel most empowered? I feel empowered when I write a damn-good essay. The grade doesn’t always matter – it’s whether or not I’ve started a conversation or proven a point.
I am a woman on a mission to: Inspire a love of reading in those around me.
Name: Logan Porter
Occupation: Digital Marketing Analyst
What three things are always in your work bag? A reusable water bottle, Ban.do agenda book, and an Orangetheory armband.
What is most important to you in a work bag? The most important part of a work bag is a bag that can functionally get me to and from work. During my morning commute I have to take the bus and subway and maneuver around crowds. A smaller bag that fits all my things is perfect for moving around people.
What cause or issue excites you most? Sustainable fashion is something that is near and dear to my heart. More and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon to create pieces that empower both the makers and consumers. I’m excited to see change happening.
Your favorite feature in FEED’s work bag is:
I love that a zipped pocket was featured on this bag. I commute on the NYC’s subways and I want to make sure that my wallet is hidden.
The color! Olive green is my absolute favorite color to wear in the fall because it goes so well with everything I wear. Plus, it acts as the perfect pop of color when I’m wearing all black (which is becoming more often now that I work in fashion)!
What’s your morning routine before work? I’m someone who presses the snooze button a few too many times. As a result, I tend to plan everything out the night before. I layout my outfit, prepare lunch, and pack my bag the night before.
How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as very practical with a few elements of interest. One of my favorite activities to do in my spare time is shopping at local thrift shops. I tend to find a ton of interesting items there.
What makes you feel most empowered? I feel most empowered when I’m excelling in my job.
Finish this sentence: I am a woman on a mission to create impact
Name: Stacey Armand
Occupation: Full Time Data Analyst, Part-time reading tutor and Digital Content Creator
What three things are always in your work bag? Laptop, Camera, Books
What is most important to you in a work bag? I need a bag that is versatile, without compromising on quality or aesthetics. My bag needs to do it all – whether I’m at my corporate job, the reading clinic where I tutor or out and about snapping photos – I need a bag that looks good and makes my busy life easy.
How do you want your work bag to make you feel? I want my bag to make me feel like I can confidently go from a professional office setting, to meeting with parents at the reading clinic, to a lunch date with my husband – with style.
What cause or issue excites you most? I am very passionate about literacy and dyslexia advocacy, since it is something that my son has struggled with all of his life. I am also a huge animal lover and work with our local no kill animal shelter, photographing the cats and dogs there who are waiting for their forever homes.
Your favorite feature in FEED’s work bag is: I love how roomy it is – I can fit all of my must haves in it with no problem and I love the key hook in the top corner. I have not lost my keys once since I started carrying this bag!
What’s your morning routine before work? My days are always very full and it can get a bit hectic juggling everything, so getting up early and having some quiet time and a few cups of coffee are essential for me before I start my work day. After that, I make breakfast, wake everyone up, make sure my ten year old’s homework has made it in to his backpack from the night before and then head out to drop my son off at school before I go in to work.
How would you describe your style? Casual Boho Chic
What makes you feel most empowered? I feel empowered when my son or the children I tutor begin to believe in themselves and their abilities. I feel empowered when an animal finds his forever family because someone saw the picture that I took and knew that this was the family member that they had been missing.
I am a woman on a mission to: fiercely advocate for those who need a voice and to share my passion for reading with others, because I believe in the power of stories to transform our world.