Freeheart Creative shares the brave stories of female trailblazers
to inspire the next generation of leaders to make an impact on the world.

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We know that so many parts of the world are raw right now and in need of hope and beauty to cling to.

But for every moment of darkness we may feel, there is a moment of light.

Together, using our skills and passions as producers, writers and storytellers, we are committed to sharing stories of courageous women who are uplifting communities around the world.

So many of them are right under our own noses – they just need to be illuminated.

These women remind us of how much we are connected by our human experience. They show us how to make the world a better place when we take chances and choose to be brave.

Rest assured, for every dark headline that drains us, we’re both sending a thousand more watts of energy toward this ambitious endeavor. There is certainly no shortage of fuel for this fire to keep burning, and no turning back.

This is both of our dreams coming to life, and both of our free hearts ready to free other hearts however we can.

Our vision? A world where women can focus on what’s possible. Where one woman can – and does – make a difference.


Katie Wilkes

Katie Wilkes has spent the past eight years deploying to disaster sites as a national relief agency spokesperson and content specialist. As both a humanitarian and media professional, she has brought stories and headlines to life aimed at helping people give and get help during the most difficult times in their lives. She has responded to tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and global epidemics. Her time spent both on disaster grounds and at international media agencies have shaped her belief that all it takes is one story to change – or save – a life.

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Dana Michelle Cook

Dana Michelle Cook is an Emmy and Gracie award-winning producer and documentary filmmaker, dedicated to shining light on issues that bring about social change. She has worked as a field/story producer and writer for the past 12 years. In addition to creating original content for shows on ABC, NBC, and TLC,  she is committed to creating content that features inspiring women through film. Her previous film, The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things has screened globally, encouraging tens of thousands of young women to find their voice and become leaders of their lives.

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The Advisory Board

Jeff WIlkes
Executive Vice President of Operations, Retired

Flint Hills Resources

Lori Montana

DMM Group

Tony Mitchell
Vice President of Communications

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Tyler Masterson
Director of Strategic Accounts


Lorelei MacBeth
International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Teacher

Chicago Public Schools

Joseph Tateoka
Vice President of Corporate Technology


Adjunct Professor, Public Relations & Advertising

DePaul University