Jenny Anderson has been a journalist for more than 20 years, including four years at Institutional Investor magazine, and 10 years at the New York Times. In 2008 she won a Gerald Loeb award for her coverage of Merrill Lynch leading up to the financial crisis. After more than a decade covering Wall Street, she moved to cover schools and learning at the New York Times. She wrote a book about marriage and behavioral economics called It's Not You, It's the Dishes which won a Books for a Better Life award in 2011. In 2015 she left the Times to join Quartz, creating two "obsessions": the Science of Learning and the Art of Parenting, later adding early childhood development and the future of schools. She is a frequent speaker, moderating or speaking on panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Brookings Institution and for Teach for All, among others. She lives in London with her husband and two daughters.
Tania Opazo is a Chilean journalist and works as a freelance reporter at La Tercera, a national newspaper in Chile, and Paula Magazine, covering science, health, environment, society, and education, with an emphasis on mental health, children and human rights.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism and a BSc in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics from the Universidead Católica de Child. She has been a semi-finalist, finalist and winner of journalism awards from the Journalism of Excellence Awards (granted by the School of Journalism of the Universidad Alberto Hurtado), the MAGS Awards (the Magazine Awards of the National Association of the Press,) and the United Nations Global Compact. She was a 2015 fellow of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ).
Jane West, LPC, ECSE, is a mental health professional and educator specializing globally in early childhood issues. She runs Heart of the West Counseling, LLC, a company that provides therapeutic services to families and consulting services to early childhood programs and foundations. Both a Harris Fellow in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado's Child Psychiatry Department and a fellow of the Leaders of the 21st Century program at ZERO TO THREE, West was responsible for shaping the early years of Early Childhood Partners’ coaching and consultation programs in the mountains of Colorado, and is an active consultant and speaker on such topics of early childhood toxic stress and resilience.
She is also an internationally accomplished journalist and an Emmy-award winning producer of documentaries for PBS and the BBC. In 2013, West launched an international donor-advised fund to support the development of early childhood mental health systems and workforce capacity in under-resourced areas of the world. The Two Lilies Fund shines a spotlight through its program development and public awareness campaigns (using film and podcasting) on model projects that are designed to strengthen the social and emotional development of young children and their caregivers. West is also an active member of Elevate Children, a global collaborative funders group.