Brenda Chapman is photographed on January 26, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar)

Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar

Brenda Chapman, Academy-Award-Winning Director of Brave

“I met Elizabeth when we spoke on an Empowering Girls panel together at the Virginia Children’s Book Festival last fall. I was pleasantly surprised to realize that she was the creator of the Yo Mama blog, which I really enjoy.  I found Elizabeth to be as I’d hoped—open, friendly, determined and dedicated to challenging the social status quo in which girls and women find themselves at school, socially and in the workplace. I am very much looking forward to see what she does next!”