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Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

Poking Holes in the Strong-Dollar Thesis

Michael Farr | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Michael Farr

The dollar began its ascent against other major world currencies in mid-2014. The move higher was fast and furious, but the greenback ran into some resistance beginning in the middle of March.

The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Creative Collaboration

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Jeff DeGraff

Innovators know that sharing isn't just caring--it's the only way to get by. Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries.

Women in Business Q&A: Erica O'Malley, National Managing Partner of Diversity & Inclusion, Grant Thornton LLP

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Erica O'Malley is the national managing partner of Diversity & Inclusion at Grant Thornton LLP, the national leader of the firm's Employee Benefit Pla...

Women in Business: Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Chairman and CEO, Hawthorne Direct

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jessica Hawthorne-Castro heads the next generation of Hawthorne Direct as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, strategically positioning the leading ...

Women in Business: Jody Levy, Co-Founder + CEO of WTRMLN WTR

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jody Levy is the Co-founder and CEO of World Waters, a company committed to redefining how and what we drink to nourish our bodies and sustain our eco...

Women in Business: Three Generations of Women in Radio: Renee Roth, Jo-Ann Silverstein and Rachel Roth

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With Mother's Day in mind, here are three generations of women -- grandmother, mother, daughter -- who have all worked in radio over the last century.

Women in Business: Asha Dahya, Founder, Girl Talk HQ

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Asha Dahya is a host and content creator. She was born in the UK, raised in Australia where she studied a BA with a double major in Film & Journalism, is Indian by ethnicity, and now resides in Los Angeles.

Women in Business: Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin, Founders, Jemma Wynne

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Passion and creativity were the driving forces that brought Stephanie Wynne Lalin and Jenny Klatt together to launch Jemma Wynne in 2008. Guided by their uniquely sophisticated and chic sensibility, the design duo combines classic polish with relaxed femininity to create their fine jewelry collection.

Women in Business: Kina De Santis, Founder, MotorMood

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kina De Santis is the founder of MotorMood, a consumer electronic startup which seeks to make modern living more human. Their first product, MotorMood, is an automotive accessory, which allows drivers to say thanks to other drivers in a safe, fun, and easy to use way.

Women in Business: Jan Weinstein, EVP, Managing Director, Carat

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jan has spent over 30 years in Media, beginning her career after graduating from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She has been at Carat since January 2008, leading Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Macy's, Beiersdorf, Tourism Ireland, and Philips Lighting.

Women in Business: Grace Hightower De Niro, Founder and CEO, Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

A dedicated philanthropist with acting and singing credits to her name, Grace Hightower De Niro is also an entrepreneur, having spent the last few years building her business,Grace Hightower & Coffees of Rwanda.

Women in Business: Mary Kay Liston, President, Five Star Painting

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Mary Kay was named President of Five Star Painting when The Dwyer Group acquired it in 2015. This 10-year old franchise is poised to grow, and that is what Mary Kay and her team will do.

Women in Business: Michèle La Porta, Founder, Pure

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Parisian born Michèle La Porta opened her first tea salon, Thé Cool, in 1985. A unique and exclusive concept in Paris, Thé Cool was the very first ...

Women in Business: Julie Gutierrez-Farley, Director of Professional Services, Key Information Systems

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Julie Gutierrez-Farley is the director of professional services at Key Information Systems, Inc., a leading regional systems integrator with world-cla...

Women in Business: Kaeya Majmundar, Founder, BZbox

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

BZbox was invented by Kaeya Majmundar, an undergraduate at Emory University. Kaeya was frustrated after helping her friend move boxes out of a dorm ro...

Women in Business: Kirsten Winquist, Program Director, Radio Margaritaville

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kirsten Winquist grew up in what could be the setting for Margaritaville in the coastal town of Safety Harbor, Florida. At an early age she developed ...

When Intellectual Capacity Exceeds Emotional Intelligence

TJ Trent | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
TJ Trent

Entrepreneurs are some of the smartest and most talented individuals I have ever met. They're members of an elite group that have incubated ideas into billion dollar corporations, created the modern micro-computer, and made quitting the day job all the rage.

Shell's Arctic Ambitions Held Up in Seattle

James Stafford | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

It is not at all clear that Shell will, in fact, move forward with drilling, even if it can obtain a city permit in time. It still needs to receive the necessary approvals from the U.S. Department of Interior for its drilling plans in the Chukchi Sea.

Women in Business: Liz Forkin Bohannon, Founder, Sseko Designs

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sseko Designs was born out of Liz Forkin Bohannon's vision to see young Ugandan women achieve their dream of going to college. While traveling in Ugan...

Women in Business: Noreen Dodge, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, LUXE Brands

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With over twenty years of experience developing and marketing global luxury and mass consumer products focusing on the fragrance category, Noreen bega...

Women in Business: Sara Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ceridian

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sara Hill is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Ceridian. In this role, Sara oversees the global human resources functions across Ceridian and is b...

Women in Business: Amy Errett, CEO, Madison Reed

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amy Errett is a horseback riding, fly-fishing, black-diamond snowboarding, wine collecting, SF Giants-loving Californian. She founded Madison Reed wit...

Women in Business: Amanda North, Founder and CEO, Artisan Connect

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amanda is founder and CEO of Artisan Connect, providing market access for high quality home décor products from artisans in developing countries to h...

Women in Business: Emily Viner, Vice President, Agency Management & Leadership Development, Conference & Event Marketing, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Emily Viner is responsible for the growth, development and retention of Guardian's Sales Managers and Leadership Bench, in addition to heading Guardia...