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PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL JOURNEYS

 

HAVING IT ALL- AND HATING IT

Some women prioritize career. Others prioritize their kids. It's those who try to juggle both who often feel they aren’t succeeding at either.
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ONLINE WOMEN'S GROUPS BUILDING A COMMUNITY IN REAL LIFE

With a foundation of trust and intimacy made possible by technology, many female-focused organizations are evolving their support systems off the web. Our founder Charlotte Haimes is also featured!

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BRENE BROWN ON BULLSHIT

Brené Brown explains why outwitting BS takes nuance and civility.

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RANDI ZUCKERBERG ON FACING REJECTION AND FORGING A NEW PATH

Randi Zuckerberg faced rejection in her career goals, and it set her down an exciting path with new dreams. Now she owns her own business and speaks to young girls and women about being their own bosses.

Read her story on Elle.

TOKIMONSTA: REGAINING HER IDENTITY AFTER BRAIN SURGERY

Jennifer Lee shares her story on how she rebuilt and regained her strength after being diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, and how it fueled her new album.

 

Read her story here.
 

AMBER BARNHILL: HER STORY WITH DOMESTIC ABUSE

Amber Barnhill courageously lifts the veil of domestic abuse and sheds light onto why it is still prevalent in our society today. Read about her harrowing and brave journey, and how she made difficult decisions when there was no right answer. 

Read her story here.
 

KARA WALKER: TIRED OF BEING CALLED A ROLE MODEL

In her new show in New York City, Kara Walker presents new work. In an artist statement, she relays the message that she’s tired of being seen as an artist of color who might magically have the answer to all the race related problems in our current society. For her, she’s just making art.

Read more here, and check out the show here.

ANNY DIVYA: YOUNGEST FEMALE PILOT

Anny Divya is the youngest female commander of a Boeing 777, flying for Air India. Working through cultural and language barriers, Divya now appreciates being a role model for other women in male-dominated fields.

Read more about her story here.
 

LOBSTER WOMEN: DOING A "MAN'S" JOB WHILE TACKLING STEROTYPES

Lobstering is a tough job but Sadie Samuels has it down- she's been on her father's boat since she was born (literally). While breaking stereotypes, women in the lobstering industry continue to grow in Maine.

Read more about her story here.

LESLIE TULIP: FINDING STRENGTH IN WEAKNESS

Resilience is admirable, but neglecting your feelings is a slippery slope. Instead, try harnessing your emotional intelligence in order to cope smarter when times get tough.


Read more about strength on Darling.
 

DEMI LOVATO: ON LIVING WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER

Off-stage, singer Demi Lovato doesn’t just use her voice for singing - now she is an advocate for mental health. Being diagnosed and labeled bipolar has encouraged Lovato to speak up for those who are often identified as their disease, rather than by their passions.



Discover Demi Lovato's journey.

HOW LOSING THE LOVE OF MY LIFE CHANGED ME TO LOVE BETTER

In this moving piece, author Stephanie Osmanski describes how her relationships and her priorities have shifted in the wake of her fiancé’s death. 

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AMAL CLOONEY: DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER 

Amal Clooney is a world-renowned human rights lawyer. She is also the wife of George Clooney, a new mother of twins, and a fashion icon. 

Learn more about this strong woman in this Business Insider article.  

A YOUNG BRIDE FACES JUDGEMENT 

Women deciding to marry young, start a career and marry later, not marry at all, or make endless other life choices, are judged for their decision.


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MALALA YOUSAFZAI IS GOING TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY

After surviving an assassination attempt, Malala Yousafzai is moving onto her next step in life. She was recently accepted at Oxford University to continue her education.  The Malala Fund is her foundation that aims at giving girls a free, safe, and quality education for 12 years. 

Learn more about her next step in life.

FIGHTING FOR RECOVERY AFTER OVERDOSE

Addiction is ruthless, but Andrea Towson is on her way to beating it! She shares her story of creating a new life for herself.

Read her story on NPR.

MICHELLE OBAMA: FIGHTING BACK THE
HATEFUL WORDS

Even outside of the White House, Michelle Obama is a ray of hope to women everywhere. Despite the racism and misogyny that has plagued her, Michelle remains committed to public service and women’s empowerment.

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LAVERNE COX & HARI NEF ON BEING TRANSGENDER


These Hollywood actresses discuss their experiences living as their true selves as transgender women.

Read their Teen Vogue interview.here.

ANGELINA JOLIE ON HER DOUBLE MASTECTOMY

Angelina Jolie took preventative measures by undergoing surgeries to reduce her likelihood of getting cancer.

Learn more about Angelina's story here.

HOW TO COMBAT BURNOUT

We all know what it feels like to burn out at work, it sucks. Dr. Ellen Hendricksen, a psychologist, put together these simple tricks to pull yourself out of the blues.

Read these tips on how to pull yourself out of a funk. here.

HOW WOMEN SAVED OBAMACARE

Hey ladies—you’re more powerful than you realize! As Time magazine reports, women were critical to defeating the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. 

Read about it in this Time article. here.

BLAKE LIVELY: ON MOTHERHOOD AND CAREER

Blake Lively seems very grounded for a Hollywood A-lister! I enjoyed reading some of her thoughts on work-family balance, intersectionality, and women’s empowerment.

Catch some down-to-earth insight here.

CHRISSY TEIGAN: ON POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

Chrissy Teigen discusses her ongoing experiences with postpartum depression. Despite the taboo nature of the subject, she describes her illness in great detail to combat feelings of shame.

Read her interview.

50 TIPS ON GETTING HAPPIER

Tired of feeling overwhelmed and unhappy? Elyse Santilli, a writer and life coach, has 50 tips on getting happier.


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TURN YOUR PASSION INTO YOUR CAREER

Although job security is important, don’t feel stuck in your career. If you don’t enjoy your job anymore, turn what makes you passionate into your job. 

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WHEN YOU'RE FEELING LOST

We feel pressure to figure things out immediately during a life change, but we don’t need to stress about it as much as we think we do.

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THE SECRETS TO BUSINESS VENTURES

This article provides a great overview of the ways in which women-run businesses are flourishing! 

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WOMEN TRAINING FOR THE MARINES

Proof that “fighting like a girl” is outdated, these women are training for roles in the U.S. Navy!

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LEARN WHEN TO WALK AWAY

Feeling off about something in your life? We all get feelings that mean something isn’t right.

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AMELIA EKUS PURSUES HER INTERESTS IN FOOD

By pursuing her interests in hospitality and the ethics of the food industry, Amelia Ekus has carved herself the perfect niche.

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ERASING THE STIGMA BEHIND MISCARRIAGE

This is a touching social media initiative to support women with pregnancy loss. Courageous in every way.

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AMAZON'S CEO JEFF BEZOS ON MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS

Suneel Gupta wrote an insightful piece of Amazon CEO's Jeff Bezos and his 3 ways of making tough decisions without being 100% sure.

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TONI REID ON MOTHERHOOD AND CAREER

Reid ultimately oversaw the development of Alexa, the most innovative tech product since the iPhone.

 

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LEARN FROM THE PAST

Go back to your most cherished memory and write it down. Make the story come to life by describing every sense it triggered within you.


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GEMMA BURFORD AND HER UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

She is widely known for being featured in the documentary, It’ll Never Last, where she shares her life married to a Maasai living in Tanzania. Having since split up with her husband and moved back to the UK with their two daughters, Gemma wrote a reaction post where she speaks about her journey in processing what happened and moving forward with her life.

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BETTY GILPIN: FINDING BODY CONFIDENCE

You wouldn’t think that a show about women wrestlers would launch Betty, the actress from Netflix's 'GLOW', on a journey of self-discovery, but that’s exactly what happened. Her testimony about life as a woman in Hollywood is spot-on, as are her candid descriptions of body image. YOU GO, GIRL!



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A YOUNG WOMAN HELPING OTHER WOMEN

Hafya Sdiri proves that you’re never too young to make waves! Hafya demonstrates how self-empowerment can have a domino effect. Personally, I am inspired by Hafya’s determination to start Entr@crush with limited resources to help inspire other women—here, passion is the only necessary ingredient!



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