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Laura Dunn is a graduate of Cardiff University, completing a BA in Journalism and a MA in Political Communications.

She runs the successful blog, Political Style, which discusses politics, fashion and culture on a daily basis. The blog has been featured on The Huffington Post, Politico and The Daily Beast and has a strong global readership.

Laura interned in the US House of Representatives for Rep. Patrick J Kennedy (D:RI,) and has worked on general and local election campaigns.

She currently works for an Assembly Member at the National Assembly for Wales.

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Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week.

Visiting the National Assembly for Wales to deliver a lecture for the Women in Public Life scheme, Gillard spoke about her time as the first female...

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Women in Business Q&A: Rachel Parcell, Pink Peonies

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 4:16 AM

Rachel Parcell is the creator of Pink Peonies where she shares style and beauty tips, mixed in with glimpses of her personal life in Salt Lake City. She recently launched her own jewellery line with an eight-piece collection and is already working on her second collection. Her recent...

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Magnifying microbusinesses

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 9:44 AM

Microbusinesses play a huge role in our everyday lives and at some point, you'll come into contact with one.

Whilst bigger businesses usually get the headlines, microbusinesses are the backbone of the American economy. A new campaign from Vistaprint is recognizing the importance of microbusiness and casting...

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Women in Business Q&A: Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 6:38 AM

Debra L. Lee is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) and the leading provider of entertainment for the African-American audience and consumers of Black culture globally. Ms. Lee oversees one of the most influential multiplatform media companies...

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Women in Business Q&A: Gwen DeVoe, Founder of Full Figured Fashion Week

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Gwendolyn DeVoe is a former plus model who now specializes in plus model training, development and management. Gwen has been a longtime advocate and supporter of increasing the visibility of fuller figures on fashion runways.

In 1998 she successfully opened The Plus Academy, one of New York's first training...

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Women in Business Q&A: Gretchen Carlson

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 10:51 AM

Gretchen Carlson is one of the nation's most successful news anchors as host of "The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson" on the Fox News Channel (2-3 ET Monday-Friday). She was formerly co-host of the #1 rated cable morning news show "Fox and Friends" for 7 years. She's also...

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Women in Business Q&A: Lindsey Carnett, CEO and President, Marketing Maven

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:53 AM

Lindsey Carnett is the CEO and President of Marketing Maven. Named a Folio: Magazine 2015 Top Women in Media Rising Star and featured in the Forbes Most Powerful Woman Business Leader issue, Lindsey Carnett has taken her business expertise globally to enlighten marketing peers, clients and...

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Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Murray, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Octagon Worldwide

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 6:49 AM

Lisa Murray serves as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Octagon Worldwide, Inc. of Octagon, Inc. Ms. Murray oversees Octagon's internal and external communications, advertising, cause-related and other strategic marketing initiatives on a global basis. Her forte, developing and implementing highly-integrated event marketing strategies, and...

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How To Find Main Street Investors For Gender Diverse Companies

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 10:33 AM

Women in leadership roles are steadily increasing, and more companies are stepping up to the plate and recognizing the drastic disparity that still exists.

One company taking on this challenge is FundAthena, the first marketplace platform to emerge under the SEC's Reg A+ ruling. They will focus...

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Women in Business Q&A: Adele Revella, CEO and Founder, Buyer Persona Institute

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 10:20 AM

Adele Revella is CEO and founder of Buyer Persona Institute and author of Buyer Personas: How to Gain Insight into Your Customer's Expectations, Align your Marketing Strategies, and Win More Business (Wiley). For more than 25 years, she has been developing marketers who are the trusted source of...

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Women in Business Q&A: Sonia Satra, Founder, MOTICISE

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 10:11 AM

Sonia Satra is a certified life coach, fitness instructor, and award-winning motivational speaker who has dedicated her life to helping people reach their full potential through unifying the body and mind. Formerly the president of the National Speakers Association - NYC, she developed a one-of-a-kind Perspectives program; MOTICISE...

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Women in Business Q&A: Anne Mahlum, Founder, [solidcore]

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who loves to create and build with purpose. Her first go around at building something from scratch was Back on My Feet, a for-purpose 501(c)3 organization she started in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing...

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Women in Business Q&A: Leila Lewis, Founder, Be Inspired PR

(2) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:41 AM

As a business school graduate from Santa Clara University, Leila (Khalil) Lewis' career began in publishing, where she worked in marketing and editorial roles for business and lifestyle publications. Since transitioning into the wedding business in 2004, Leila has over 10 years of wedding marketing experience under her belt, and...

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Women in Business Q&A: Heather Kauffman, Co-Founder and COO, Full Circle Home

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Heather T. Kauffman is Co-Founder and COO of Full Circle Home, a company focused on beautifully designed and responsibly produced home goods that inspire better choices for you, your home and the planet. She started her career as a China Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce,...

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Women in Business Q&A: Susan Mills, Partner, Polachi

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Susan Mills is a Partner at Polachi, the leading provider of Access Executive Search™ services to technology, clean tech, venture capital and private equity clients. Having served as a financial executive in the high-technology industry since 1980, Ms. Mills brings a wealth of experience in operational, organizational and...

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Women in Business Q&A: Gloria Vanderlaan, CEO & Founder, TriDerma

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:14 AM

TriDerma was founded in 1992 after Gloria Vanderlaan had a dermabrasian procedure. With an arduous healing process, Vanderlaan searched for a product to help nourish and heal her skin faster, but her doctor's only recommendation was to use Crisco, the heavy, greasy cooking oil. Hesitant to put cooking...

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Women in Business Q&A: Julie Kinch, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Heineken USA

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 4:09 AM

Julie Kinch is responsible for all HEINEKEN USA legal business and review. Julie joined the company in 1998, prior to which she served as vice president and general counsel for Remy Amerique.

What have the highlights and challenges been during your tenure at HEINEKEN USA?
After more...

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Women in Business Q&A: Sofya Pogreb, COO, TrueAccord

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 4:04 AM

Sofya Pogreb is the COO of TrueAccord, the digital debt recovery solution that is transforming the debt collection industry through technology. Sofya comes to TrueAccord from PayPal where she was the Senior Director of Risk Management. Prior to PayPal, Sofya worked at McKinsey and holds a Masters in...

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Women in Business Q&A: Marion Marschalek, Malware Analyst, Cyphort

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 4:01 AM

Marion Marschalek is a malware researcher from Vienna, Austria. Since Marschalek was young, she always liked to take things apart, have a closer look and understand how something works. Marschalek went to engineering school and later earned her bachelor and master degree in Information Security. Security research appealed to her...

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Women in Business Q&A: Jo-Ann Houston, Director of Business Development, GYMGUYZ

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2015 | 4:48 AM

Jo-Ann Houston PT, CSCS is the Director of Business Development at GYMGUYZ, a mobile personal training fitness franchise company headquartered in Plainview, New York. Jo-Ann is also a New York State licensed Physical Therapist and certified personal trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from...

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