Elise Pettus, Founder, UNtied.net
Elise Pettus is the Founder and Editorial Director of UNtied, the comprehensive divorce resource for thinking women. UNtied is a growing online community of thousands that connects separating and divorced women to support and educate one another as they navigate the divorce process. Pettus regularly writes and speaks on divorce-related topics, and directly connects UNtied members with a professional directory of vetted experts who can assist women with everything from finding a compassionate lawyer to advice and services around sex, dating, and blending families. Featured in the New York Times, she regularly curates and hosts live and/or live-streamed panels and workshops featuring top experts about divorce and “post-married life.”
Pettus founded UNtied after going through her own divorce when she longed to find and connect with women who had similar experiences, realizing the enormous need for community and education around this topic. A graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University School of Journalism, Pettus is trained as a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She has written feature stories that have been published in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Time Out, Gourmet, Mademoiselle, Healthy Living, and The Huffington Post, among others. Pettus lives in Brooklyn with her two teenage sons.