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Amy Schrier

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Feasting on Optimism

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 2:37 PM

What happens when hundreds of optimists get together for three days straight? I found out at The Feast held here in NYC on October 3-5. Attracting innovators in the worlds of social action, technology, entrepreneurship and science, the focus of the conference was: "We are done waiting for the...

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On a Mission With

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 9:57 AM

Some time ago, a friend of mine posted a video on Facebook that caught my attention. It was a trailer for a documentary about surfers going to Bangladesh to participate in an outreach program for impoverished boys and girls. The film is called Gum For My Boat and...

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Surfing + Entrepreneurship: Women Making Waves

(3) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 11:01 AM

Many years ago as a young girl, I wanted to go surfing. It was a rare thing for a girl at that time, in my community at least. The beach that I frequented in Long Island was then very male-dominated. If you don't know much about surfing, you might think......

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Has a Woman Ever Created a Billion-Dollar Company?

(7) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 12:50 PM

As any entrepreneur knows all too well, nothing can begin until the money is raised. Who to look to? Well, first I start with those that inspire me. Part of the process, the fun part, is thinking about who are the people who have done what I would like to...

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