About Us

About Imperfect Women

Need a place to go where its okay to be imperfect? Now you have one! Recipes, hot topics, relationships, parenting and so much more.

We met on a blog about a television show, but stayed to chat about anything and everything of interest to us. We battle the tendency for others to judge mothers, wives and working women against an impossible ideal. Imperfect Women grew out of our desire to provide a place for others to chat about their own interest and share their stories. Feel free to agree, disagree, and “agree to disagree.”

We are a group of women who share one common trait: we are all “works in progress.” Welcome to our little corner of the internet!


Editorial Process

Each item on the site must be the original thoughts of one of the writers or be sourced to a reputable website including but not limited to blogs, newspapers, and magazines, that have demonstrated responsibility and accuracy in their works.

Please send all inquiries regarding guest posts to writeforus@imperfectwomen.com.
Please send all general inquiries to info@imperfectwomen.com.

Meet the Imperfect Women Team

…..and find out their biggest imperfection.


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Pam@IW-2Pam Buttikofer

Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder and CEO of Imperfect Women, where she oversees all business operations. She is a Registered Nurse -BSN and completed her School Nurse Credential and a Fellowship with the School Health Leadership Program at Rutgers. Pam enjoyed working in the field of nursing for over 33 years before retiring in 2010 when she decided to change her career path and focus on Imperfect Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 37 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and her lovable pups.

“At the age of 60, I still struggle with the concept that I should be able to put myself first at times and my family second.


Ann@IWBlackAnn Kinney 

Ann Kinney  has contributed to Imperfect Women since its inception in 2009. She is a busy mom and teacher.

“I admit it: I am a terrible driver. I am afraid of highways, toll booths, and am directionally-challenged. I am often lost and do not even know it, because everything always looks familiar, having been lost there before.”


Lily Doe

Lily Doe has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She has never been shy about sharing her opinion and enjoys writing on a variety of topics. Her life’s focus is sharing good times with family and friends.

“Getting closer to 50, I am resigned to repeatedly finding out that “No, I don’t have it all under control.”  And, hearing myself say “I completely forgot” and “Where did I put that?”

Anya@IWblackAnya Tennyson

Anya@IW has written for ImperfectWomen.com since 2009. She dutifully follows current events and pop culture and loves having a platform to share her imperfect opinions.

“Tendency to be extremely literal minded. I’m the girl who never gets the joke the first time it is told!”

Jennie@IWblackJennie Doonan

Jennie has contributed to Imperfect Women since its inception in 2009. She writes about politics, celebrity news, and anything else that catches her interest.

“Stoic I am not. I admire the stiff-upper-lipness of 19th century English novel heroines, but I have a long way to go myself in that regard. When I’m not happy, the people around me tend to hear about it.”

350 by 250 rtrHolly Zucker

Holly is a wife, mother of a grown son, business owner and on the “Road to Reinvention”. After feeling like she had “lost herself” she has spent the last few years bringing back joy, pleasure, passion, fun, and community into her life. Her mission is to help other women “reinvent themselves” and start living their dreams and desires. We’ve done so much for everyone else, it’s our turn now!


Meet our Imperfect Women Contributors

Silvio Aladje MD

Jenny Masche

Emil Schmit