What Is ENTITY?
ENTITY is the first-ever media meets education company dedicated to empowering and educating NextGen women through mentorship, both online and in-real-life (IRL), as well as reskilling women looking to re-enter the workforce.
ENTITY reaches millions of readers per month across several platforms, including 1MM+ Facebook followers, 200K+ Instagram followers, and our website, www.entitymag.com. Each summer, ENTITY Academy hosts students from across the country for four-week immersive Collectives in Media/Writing, Design, and Entertainment. These highly-curated mentorship programs provide college students and recent grads with a leg up in today's highly competitive career landscape by prioritizing both hard and soft skills that are missing in traditional four-year education programs. ENTITY Academy is disrupting traditional education models by filling the gap between college and career in a way that’s never been done before.
ENTITY Academy is unique in its offerings and serves as a living lab for the needs and wants of NextGen leaders. Between the intensive application process, proprietary personality tests, one-on-one interviews, and high-touch mentorship during the summer months ENTITY is well-primed to provide proprietary education products using big data, AI, and machine learning catered to the Future of Work.
ENTITY also offers additional EN Collectives catered to upskilling women looking to advance their careers or re-enter the workforce. According to the latest research, women face a higher risk of automation than men, meaning fewer jobs in the future. Not only that, the boom in high paid tech jobs is leaving women behind – only 19% of software developer jobs and 21% of computer programmer jobs are held by women. ENTITY is dedicated to preparing women of all ages for the Future of Work and it starts now.
The writing is on the wall, a college degree is no longer enough to get ahead in life. In fact, research shows most employers now believe students graduating from college lack the necessary hard and soft-skills needed for a modern workforce. Which is why at ENTITY we take a four-pillar approach to education that includes hard skills, soft skills, mentorship, and horizon-expanding activities— all in order to address the whole person and prepare them for the Future of Work. By attending ENTITY Academy, whether online or in Los Angeles, you'll gain the competitive edge you need to build the career you want and join an ever-expanding network of #WomenThatDo.
ENTITY is a women’s education and media company based out of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, California. The current ENTITY headquarters was once an old guard men's fraternal organization known as The Knights of Pythias.
CEO/Founder, Jennifer Schwab, acquired the building in 2016 with the intentions of transforming this old guard, men’s club into the home base of our women’s education company, ENTITY Academy. By 2017, she executed a design program to accommodate students from across the world every summer for an extraordinary learning experience.
ENTITY FOUNDER & CEO
Jennifer Schwab Wangers is a Founder-CEO with one goal in mind: to inspire, support, educate and empower young women through action. In 2016, she founded ENTITY, the first-ever media and education company dedicated to empowering and educating Nextgen women through mentorship, both online and IRL.
Prior to ENTITY, Jennifer co-founded Sierra Club Green Home, a preeminent sustainable lifestyle website that was the first time Sierra Club ever entered into a joint venture with an outside party. A huge advocate for sustainability, she has been featured in The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, Fortune, Forbes, CNN Money, CNBC, and Consumer Reports, among others. She has also appeared on WSJ Lunch Break, NBC-U, CBS, NYT, and Fox News. Jennifer was previously a frequent green expert guest on ABC’s Good Morning America.
In 2013, she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, with emphasis on water management and sustainability. Jennifer follows design avidly and is a long-time hobbyist pilot licensed in a high-performance, multi-engine aircraft. She received her B.S. in Accounting from University of Arkansas; her M.A. in Urban Planning from UC-Irvine; and studied Environmental Design at Art Center College of Design.
In her spare time, she loves designing unique spaces, collecting mid-century modern furniture, and spending time with her husband, stepdaughter, and dog, Papi.
ENTITY ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Angelica studied Literature/Writing at the University of California, San Diego. She completed her undergraduate honors thesis on Postmodern Feminist Theory and Writing Practices and has since been passionate about identity politics and intersectionalism. If you spot her outside the office, she's probably petting cats, making spreadsheets or watching another musical.
VP OF CUSTOMER ACQUISITION
Taryn Hillin is the VP of Strategy at ENTITY. Prior to joining the team she was a producer at TMZ, an associate editor at The Huffington Post, and a features reporter for Fusion. She graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science and Comparative Government. On a more personal note she loves West Coast IPAs and videos of baby goats.
Schnaya is an individual who refuses to bend to the traditions of society. After high school she dove into a career as a fashion model in New York City where she worked with numerous brands across the country. While doing so, she attended art school to study Digital Film and Video Production. She’s now studying Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. In her spare time, she loves to hang out at the beach with her son, ride rollercoasters, and write poetry and sci-fi/fantasy stories.
Maria graduated from Clark University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in English Literature and then went to Emerson College to earn her M.A. in Journalism. When she isn’t at work, Maria likes to create fun makeup looks, take care of her ever-growing collection of plants, or have game nights with her friends.
Kristen graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in social innovation. She is always looking for ways to express her creativity, ranging from photography to dance. Kristen is also mother to three cats and two pom-chi pups.