We could not be more excited that our very own Jess Ekstrom is the 2017 winner of the Women's Health "Ultimate Game Changer" contest. Congrats, Jess!
"To be named Women's Health's Ultimate Game Changer is absolutely surreal," says Ekstrom of the honor. "I hope my story and the other finalist's stories can show how change starts with an idea and the courage to act upon it."
Women's Health's "Ultimate Game Changer" reader contest began in 2016 as an extension of the magazine's celebrated "Game Changer" editorial feature. Hundreds of entries are narrowed down to five outstanding finalists, which are then voted on by readers.
On naming Jess as the second reader "Ultimate Game Changer, Women's Health Editor-In-Chief Amy Keller Laird says, “Jess in the kind of reader who embodiesWomen’s Health’s mission to inspire women to take action. It’s empowering to see a real-life story of a single human being taking something she authentically cares about and not only turning it into a beloved career for herself, but one that has a positive impact on hundreds and thousands of lives. We’re honored to share Jess’s story and celebrate her compassion and drive.”
Read the "Game Changer" feature story and find out more about Jess and the other finalists in the October issue of Women's Health magazine.