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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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Women in Business: Q&A with Shereen Shermak, CEO & Fund Manager, Launch Angels

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Shereen Shermak is the CEO of Launch Angels. In addition to her position as CEO, Shereen serves as a fund manager and as a member of multiple investment committees. Shereen brings a deep background of financial services and entrepreneurship to Launch Angels. Prior to joining the company, she...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Jocelyn Gailliot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tuckernuck

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Jocelyn graduated from Brown University in 2003 with a double major in architecture and business/economics. After graduation, she moved to New York City and worked as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. From 2005 until 2007 she worked for Shorenstein, a real estate private equity fund in New York...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Hayley Barna & Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Co-Founders and Co-CEOs

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 12:06 PM

HAYLEY BARNA: After graduating from Harvard Business School in 2010, Hayley began her career as an entrepreneur with classmate and Birchbox Co-founder Katia Beauchamp. Their connection grew into a friendship that inspired the pair's collaborative idea for Birchbox, which debuted in September 2010. Hayley learned the foundation of...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Danna Lyons, Owner and Co-Founder of Milk Money

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:52 AM

In 1999 Danna Lyons conceptualized, created, and operated innovative children's consignment shop, Milk Money, promoting an eco-friendly and cooperative store environment, while serving as a vibrant community resource and social outlet for local parents, caregivers and children.

In 2005, formed a separate business entity, Unique...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Ann M. Palmer, President and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 8:47 AM

Ann M. Palmer is president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, the largest national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of arthritis. The annual Healing Hands for Arthritis event takes place on September 17th. Palmer has held the position of CEO since September 2013.

A...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Jennifer LoBianco, Chief Strategic Officer at 8fold

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 8:36 AM

Jennifer LoBianco is a veteran marketing strategist, experienced in developing integrative marketing plans on both the client and agency side for 20 years. She's directed the strategic growth initiatives for all kind and size clients, from business-to-business and business-to-consumer, from international companies to local shops - regardless of the size...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Patricia E. Jones Founder, Paws PR and P Jones Communications Inc.

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:20 AM

Patricia E. Jones is a public relations and marketing specialist, delivering a 360-degree solution to brand building, incorporating traditional media relations, advertising, video and social media. A former producer for NBC News, Patricia applies her journalistic acumen to creating highly successful strategic media campaigns. Patricia has been nominated and chosen...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Ana Caracaleanu, CEO of Luevo

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Ana Caracaleanu is one of the co-founders and the CEO of Luevo, the first pre-ordering platform for emerging fashion designers. Ana has a strong passion for technology and innovation and she finds great interest in helping emerging fashion talent find online success. Ana is a Social Media instructor...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Angela Lee, Founder of SHOLDIT

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2014 | 6:42 AM

Growing up rural, Angela Lee began in a one-room, eight-student school with a grandfather telling her to marry rich to be successful. Lee took this foundation to fight for her dream in fashion. With a twenty dollar sewing machine and no industry connections, SHOLDIT, in just under two...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Alyssa Rapp, Founder & CEO of Bottlenotes, Inc.

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Alyssa J. Rapp is the Founder & CEO of Bottlenotes, Inc., the leading interactive media company in the U.S. wine and craft beer industries. Bottlenotes is dedicated to educating and entertaining consumers via four primary channels: (1) email newsletters (The Daily Sip®, received daily by over 350,000 wine...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Sarah Robb O'Hagan, President of Equinox

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 9:41 AM

Sarah Robb O'Hagan joined Equinox in September 2012 as President of the world's premier fitness lifestyle company, comprising the Equinox, Soul Cycle, Blink Fitness and Pure Yoga brands. Under her leadership Equinox is undertaking an aggressive expansion strategy to grow its family of brands around the world and...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Kim Love, founder and CEO of The LoveLife Program

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 11:23 AM

Kim Love is the founder of LoveLife Program, a food discovery system that helps individuals identify the impact food has on their body and mind. Aimed at helping people live at peak performance, LoveLife has helped thousands uncover what their bodies uniquely need to live life well.

How...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Barbara Rivera, President and General Manager of Public-Sector Business at Experian

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 8:37 AM

Barbara Rivera is the President and General Manager of Public-Sector Business at Experian. Rivera drives strategy and execution across Experian's public-sector business within the North American market.

She has worked with firms including IBM, SAP and Oracle and also formed alliances with system integrators and consulting organizations...

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Women in Business: Q&A With Victoria Livschitz, Founder of Qubell

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 9:34 AM

Victoria Livschitz is a serial entrepreneur, a founder of Grid Dynamics and more recently, a technology start-up Qubell, that has a big audacious goal of making large companies more innovative and agile. Prior to Grid Dynamics, Ms. Livschitz served for 10 years as a Principal Technologist...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Jaclyn Shanfeld, Founder of Shop-Hers

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2014 | 7:16 AM

Entrepreneur Jaclyn Shanfeld has been immersed in the fashion and entertainment industries since launching her career a decade ago. Her expertise in all things style and luxury has helped pave the way for her latest business venture, the socially inspired designer online marketplace, Shop Hers.

How has...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Ann Davis & Stephanie Bellanova, Broker Associates | Owners ERA Central Realty Group

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 4:41 AM

Ann Davis & Stephanie Bellanova have been working alongside each other as a mother/daughter team since 1986 when Ann opened ERA Ann Davis & Associates. Ann, a Realtor since 1977 and Stephanie since 1990, share a broad range of experience and in that time have seen their company...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Marla Rausch, Founder of Animation Vertigo

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 8:41 AM

Born and raised in the Philippines in the 1970s, Marla De Castro Rausch wanted to introduce the vast creative talent of artists from her home country to the 3D animation and motion capture industry. She established a production center in Manila, Philippines, with an Animation Vertigo team that is comprised...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Moj Mahdara, Co-Founder and CEO of Made With Elastic

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 5:39 AM

Moj Mahdara is the Co-Founder & CEO of Made With Elastic (MWE), a strategic consulting agency that works with some of the nation's top technology, lifestyle and fashion brands. Prior to forming MWE, Ms. Mahdara served as the CEO of two leading digital and experiential agencies, MMA Group...

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Women in Business: Q&A with Maria Horton, Founder and CEO of EmeSec Inc.

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 6:41 AM

Educated as a nurse, Maria Horton is a service-disabled veteran retired from the U.S. Navy who became the first Nurse Corps Officer to become a CIO of the National Navy Medical Center (NNMC) with fewer than 5 years of direct technical experience. Her experiences led her to found a successful...

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Women in Business Q&A: Christina DeGuardi, SVP of Marketing, Branding and Communications at Crunch

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 11:20 AM

Christina DeGuardi, is the SVP of Marketing, Branding and Communications at Crunch. Christina brings a unique approach to all brand communication, one that's informed by her 20+ years of experience dealing with premier brands at agencies across the globe. In that time, she's worked in all mediums and...

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