About The Queen Zone™

Our Mission: Elevating Her Story

Welcome to The Queen Zone, where we’re dedicated to exploring the diverse aspects of the female experience. Our mission is simple: to amplify and elevate “her story.”

Our Varied Topics

At The Queen Zone, we cover many subjects, addressing the challenges and triumphs of women’s lives. We offer personal editorials and commentary on news, as well as share curated syndicated content from publications worldwide.  We also feature reviews of emerging women artists and crafters, share favorite women-centric podcasts and book recommendations, and showcase various forms of creative expression, including poetry, photography, and video content.

Additionally, we provide practical advice on topics like finding the right bra fit and navigating the recovery journey after a mastectomy. Our content is as diverse as the female experience itself, with each article crafted to resonate with the realities of women’s lives.

Celebrating Queens

In our dedication to celebrating remarkable women, we shine a spotlight on a “Queen of the Week.” These exceptional individuals, worthy of recognition, inspire us with their stories and contributions, reflecting the power and resilience inherent in the female experience.

Embracing Inclusivity and Diversity

At The Queen Zone, inclusivity and diversity are fundamental principles. We recognize that the female experience is multifaceted, influenced by identity, race, culture, and orientation. Our commitment extends to representing the experiences of trans women, bisexual women, non-binary individuals, and lesbians, among others.

We believe in giving every voice its due and celebrating the diverse perspectives that enrich the female experience. Our content is a testament to this diversity, contributing to the multifaceted tapestry of what it means to be a woman.

Join Us

Join us on this empowering journey as we explore, celebrate, and elevate “her story.” The Queen Zone is not just a platform; it’s a community where women from all walks of life can come together, share their experiences, and inspire one another. Welcome to a space where the female experience takes center stage.

Contribute Your Voice

Are you a female identifying journalist, author, creator, podcaster or artist who has something to say? We’d like to hear it. We may even want to share it with our audience! We accept content contributions for potential publication. Learn more here.

Contribute Your Time and Expertise

We are always looking for passionate and capable women to join our team – we are currently offering unpaid internships for school credit for various roles supporting our work at The Queen Zone. If you are a journalism, communications or business major in college or the school of life – and would like to learn more just reach out to us at contact@thequeenzone.com

Who We Are

Co-Founders Robin Jaffin and Dédé Wilson have been friends since meeting at Hampshire College in 1979. Over the past 45 years (!) we have partnered in 4 businesses together – now including our launch of The Queen Zone™.

United by a shared vision and a deep-seated friendship, we embarked on a collaborative venture, founding Shift Works Partners, LLC, and launching FODMAP Everyday®. Together through FODMAP Everyday®, we aspire to empower individuals to embrace self-love and holistic well-being through the transformative power of knowledge and food. For the past 7 years we have brought evidence based resources, recipes and inspiration for the millions of people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome and are following the low FODMAP diet. Our website, FODMAP Everyday®, and our social media accounts reach half a million people a month.

We thought what would we love to do next? We came to realize that we wanted to see and read more from and about other women. To bring more of her story to the forefront. Thus The Queen Zone™ was born.

Robin Jaffin, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Robin Jaffin is an accomplished business leader with a strong background in sustainable development, human rights advocacy, and corporate social responsibility. As the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners, LLC through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The The Queen Zone™ she has played a pivotal role in promoting dietary solutions for individuals with specific needs in the health and wellness industry as well as amplify the voices and experiences of women worldwide.  

With a notable 17-year tenure as a Senior Director at the international labor rights non-governmental organization, Verite, Robin directed programs related to supplier management, agriculture, and raw material programs in partnership with companies such as The Gap, Disney, Philip Morris International, Levi Strauss, Mars Corporation, the United States government, along with international NGO’s such as Human Rights Watch, Polaris and the ILO showcasing her expertise in fostering positive change within organizations and industries. Her dedication to sustainable business practices and international relations underscores her commitment to creating a better world.

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Dédé Wilson, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Dédé Wilson, a seasoned journalist with over 17 published books, co-founded Shift Works Partners LLC. This digital media partnership operates two online brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone™.

Dédé’s extensive career includes a decade as contributing editor at Bon Appétit magazine, host of three public television series, sponsored by KitchenAid, had a monthly segment on CBS The Early Show as well as the syndicated Emmy-winning The Better Show. Dédé hosted national television food segments on shows such as the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, The View, QVC, HSN and others. Dédé conducted recipe development for corporate clients such as Williams-Sonoma, Driscoll’s and others and taught classes at colleges and privately. With over 30 years of experience, she has excelled as an editor, professional recipe developer, and corporate spokesperson.

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