About Jessica Zweig



  1. to go, move, or journey from one place to another
  2. to go, move, or cover a specified or unspecified distance
  3. to withstand a journey
  4. to progress or advance

We all know what we think of when we hear the word travel: suitcases, security lines, planes, trains and every type of automobile. However, my definition of traveling has less to do with airplanes and more to do with that epic adventure also known as your life.

Over the past two years, I’ve been to 20 international cities, which have shaped how I see the world and how I approach business.

But I also believe we “travel” in everyday ways: from job to job, opportunity to opportunity, meeting to meeting, relationship to relationship, revelation to revelation and even emotion to emotion.

We travel through daily life

So here, you’ll find travel guides, interviews and life lessons with badass boss babes, an in-depth look at the evolution of personal branding, and how we can explore our world through our passions.

At its core? It’s a place for authenticity, clarity, inspiration and adventure. It’s a place to SimplyBe.

Because we all have our own roads. This one just happens to be mine.

Welcome to the RoadJessTraveled.

On a more “professional” note…

Jessica Zweig is one of Chicago’s most recognized women entrepreneurs, known for creating businesses, audiences and conversations. She was named one of the Top 7 Digital Marketers to watch in 2017 by INC.

She is the Founder of The SimplyBe Agency, the Midwest’s premiere personal branding agency. Jessica turns today’s executives, entrepreneurs and creatives of today into the thought leaders of tomorrow. The SimplyBe Agency is a full service agency, providing brand identity, digital strategy, content development, digital development and design, audience growth, speaking outreach and more.

In 2008, she founded Chicago’s largest digital lifestyle magazine for women, CheekyChicago.com, publishing over 100 monthly articles, reaching over 100,000 local millennial women and capturing some of the most prolific global brands as clients.

Jessica has been featured in CrainsChicago TribuneChicago Suntimes, Refinery 29, Tasty Trade, BizTech MagazineToday’s Chicago Woman and Michigan Avenue as a leading entrepreneur. She’s spoken at Techweek Chicago, NEOCON, The United Women in Business Foundation, Independent Awakening’s Fireside Chat series and more as an expert on marketing and branding. She’s also a mentor at the Founder’s Institute, the world’s largest entrepreneur training & start-up launch program, powered by Microsoft.