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Emmie Twombly
Emmie Twombly is a graduate of Bates College with a major in Politics and is currently a writer for Vital Voices from which she received the Rising Voices 2009 Essay Contest Award. In addition to being featured in Business Week, Emmie has interviewed individuals such as Martha Stewart for CosmoGIRL. Emmie’s interests include fashion and education as well as volunteering at places such as Hope House in Lewiston, ME, a center of support for single and pregnant mothers.

Entries by Emmie Twombly

Golden Seeds Takes Bold Steps to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 6:02 PM

Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investment firms in the U.S. had its Annual Summit at McGraw-Hill on January 29th and 30th. Golden Seeds' angel network and early stage venture funds invest in companies with at least one woman in the c-suite. To date they've invested over $60 million...

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Climbing to the Top

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, sportswoman, entrepreneur and mountain climber. She captained the first American Women's Everest Expedition and recently released her book, On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership. She gave her first candid interview and book talk with the Sallie Krawcheck, head of 85 Broads...

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The Golden Standard

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 2:18 PM

The investment firm Golden Seeds has an angel network close to 300 men and women. It is the fourth largest angel group in the United States. The firm is unique because they invest in early stage, start-up companies that have women in leadership positions. Angel groups share their research and...

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The Lexington New York City -- Old New York Meets New New York

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 5:38 PM

The Lexington New York City grand opening was celebrated by the art and fashion world. The historic and stylish landmark midtown Manhattan hotel was originally opened in 1929 and re-opened after a $46 million renovation. The Lexington is rich in history and was once recognized as the place to be...

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Confidence...The Road to Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 7:09 PM

Confidence is the secret weapon a woman can use to overcome any challenge she faces in her day-to-day life. As Nina Garcia wrote, "Confidence is the one thing that can instantly turn the volume up on a woman's beauty." Limitations encourage creativity and creativity emboldens a woman to...

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Empress of an Empire

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 12:53 PM

I first heard of Katharine Weymouth while writing about her grandmother, Katharine Graham, for my thesis in college. Katharine Weymouth is the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Post Media and Publisher of The Washington Post, a newspaper that has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. Her grandmother, Katharine Graham was an American...

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Diana Vreeland-isms

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 1:59 PM

I think Vogue captured her best, "Pizzazz. Youthquake. The Beautiful People. Diana Vreeland had a spectacular gift for language, coining words and phrases that painted -- in a single, vivid stroke -- a feeling, a movement, a fantasy." Diana Vreeland, the legendary Vogue Editor-in-Chief in the 60's had outlandish and...

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Girls Who Dared

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2013 | 1:26 AM

My grandmother, Kathryn Boyd Twombly. She was the first girl in her family to go to college.

Rarely in history have girls been encouraged to be daring. With all the rules we are given these days, I'm always seeking out the rule-breakers...

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Help Hurricane Sandy With a KISS

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Hurricane Sandy showed us that life can sometimes be out of our control, but there are certain humanities uniting us all. Coming together to help in the relief efforts shows that there is a rainbow and a beauty even in the most challenging circumstances. Overcome the notion that you...

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Love, Courage and Contentmode

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 8:44 PM

Ralph Waldo Emerson expounded upon courage in his essay, Society and Solitude as, "Practical power. Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass."

RJ Mitte featured in current issue of Contentmode is a man about courage, practicality and...

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Roots and Wings

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2011 | 3:57 AM

Vital Voices, Rising Voices Contest

Every day, every woman should wake up asking who can I bring with me? Who can I empower? As each woman extends her hand and her heart, we will shape future leaders and change the face of our world as independent strong women. Two stories...

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Invest in Women to Improve the World

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 7:39 PM

Diane von Furstenberg hosted a Vital Voices luncheon for the media, fashion and philanthropic elite to honor Chouchou Namegabe, a journalist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who has devoted her career to exposing the use of rape as a weapon of war in her country. Chouchou showed the...

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(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2011 | 11:59 AM

When I was a little girl, I grew up believing that I could do anything coupled with hard work and determination. As the youngest in my family, who grew up surrounded by strong independent women, I was able to build my future with insight and perseverance. My first role model...

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5 Ways Women Can Make Changes Across Generations

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2009 | 5:13 PM

The women of Vital Voices are dynamic, bold, daring risk takers, in fact even putting their lives on the line. The five award winners, Global Trailblazer Award winner and the women behind Vital Voices are transforming the notions of women, and most importantly, their connotations with power and leadership. These...

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