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Jill Bjers

Co-Host Of Work It

A true Jill-of-all-trades: mother, wife, author/playwright, organizer, and travel junkie. Jill's 20+ years working for an airline has helped feed her curiosity about people and cultures while giving her the flexibility to raise her son and explore the world. During this time, Jill founded Open Charlotte, led Code for America's volunteer brigade, and continues to help organize TEDxCharlotte.

She loves to speak worldwide about tech, community, and civic engagement. It's not just the speaking that excites her (though she has always been a talker), but the opportunity to create a broader community. Her work focuses on assisting people in sharing their stories and promoting advocacy. With a love of storytelling and a curiosity about people, it's no surprise she has found her interests colliding as a co-host for the Work It podcast. When she isn't working or trying to tackle an endless to-do list, Jill loves to bake and teach her cat Spanish.

Jill Bjers is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently lives in Seversville area in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a graduate of University of Utah.

  • Despite all we have created as humans, all the structures that protect us from the natural world, we still somehow know that we are vulnerable. For the season finale of Work It, we’re getting vulnerable and exploring the theme of exposure with a burlesque dancer, photographer and OBGYN.
  • On the fifth episode of the Work It Podcast, we’ll get you out of your house and into the homes of other Charlotteans by introducing you to a carpet installer, web designer and realtor.
  • On the fourth episode of the Work It podcast, we're introducing you to a software engineer and a day trader who have an intense love for their work ... which may even border on obsession.
  • On the third episode of the Work It podcast, we’re taking a deeper look at love by introducing you to a wedding planner, therapist and veterinarian.
  • On the second episode of the Work It podcast, we’re introducing you to a stay-at-home mom and a barber with very defined, but very different, views of success.
  • How does pain play a role in your work and, by proxy, your life? In this premiere episode of the Work It podcast, we're taking a deeper look at pain through the eyes of a piercer, a doula and a lawyer.