We streamline your life. You take time to enjoy it.

About Us

JOYST helps busy women spend their time on the things they care most about. We help women research and complete their most time-consuming personal projects - from school and vacation plans, to home design and meal planning, from managing insurance reimbursement to cell phone plans. We provide tips and reviews from both experts and real women as well as a marketplace of offers from pre-vetted products, services and resources that will help women manage their home lives. In a world of too much information, we want to be the one place women can turn to help them get things done right and in less time.

We believe women should have options. Managing household projects should not be another job for women to take on by themselves - spending hours figuring out answers to problems that others have already solved. We believe women should have more time to spend on what they care about most - whether it’s their job, their family, their volunteer projects, their activities or themselves. We believe we can build a community of women helping other women. We are just getting started and hope you will join us as a reader and a resource to others.

Our Editorial Policy

Our editorial is being developed by a team of seasoned editors and writers from top brands like Time, Real Simple, and The Washington Post. While at times we will accept affiliate revenue from products we highlight, as well as approach some of the products we feature to offer our members a discount, we will always prioritize editorial integrity and the consumer experience over everything else. We aim to highlight the top products and services that work best for us as busy women. Editorial coverage will never be contingent on an affiliate relationship or marketplace offer.

Our Team


Bettina Cisneros

Bettina spent her career building businesses at startups (CNET) and more established companies (Yahoo! and Time Inc.). With her two kids now away at school, she is excited to be building JOYST, a platform she wished she had as a working mom.


Catherine Sharick

The former head of TIME.com and  PowerToFly and now a work from home mom with 3 kids, Cathy knows how to manage a house and career.  She’s currently leading content at JOYST helping women find time for themselves.


Chie Davis

Chie is a multimedia journalist, with over a decade of experience as a writer, broadcaster, and video producer. She’s created content in the television, online, and social media spaces.


Marie Oliver

With over a decade experience at The Washington Post and Meredith Corporation—and most recently at a global startup, PowerToFly.  Marie brings years of journalistic integrity and panache.


Kathleen Murray Harris

Kathleen brings two decades of editorial experience, as the former editor of RealSimple.com, Levo, & The Knot.  As a working mom with 3 young kids, Kathleen knows the best tricks to save you time, money, & your sanity. 


Megan Cohen

Megan’s background is in marketing, event planning and e-commerce at companies like AOLTimeWarner, Bluefly, Starr Restaurants and as the first employee at HelloShopper. She has three super active boys to keep her on her toes.


Amanda Schumacher

With two decades experience leading communications for high-profile global media brands, such as The Huffington Post and Real Simple, Amanda now consults with digital start-ups built for women by women.


Social Media

Kristin Braswell

Managing content creation and social media management. Kristin is a journalist, brand consultant and founder of CrushGlobal Travel.

Product & Design

Ventrice Lam

A product manager and technologist with a focus on ideation and execution. Owner and consultant at Impak Consulting, formerly at Goldman Sachs.


Project Mgmt

Nika Blake

With an MS in Strategic Design and Management from Parsons School of Design and 3 years in Marketing, Nika works with startups to help them launch their businesses.