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Saba Qaiser: On Forgiveness

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.24.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

What If This Is What Freedom Looks Like? (Or, The Day God Wore a Black Robe)

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Divorce
Tammy Letherer

Once again, I'm in a Cook County Courthouse. How many times have I been here over the last 5 years? I've lost count. Anyway, these are not visits I want to remember. Judge Lopez is a gentle looking man, and soft spoken. But he's been the arbiter of my shattered marriage and, no offense to him, I never want to see him again.

Mia Kappelgaard : On Creating Stories

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Jessica Seinfeld - On a Transformative Vision Come True

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Andrea Rogers : On Raising the Barre

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Dana Spinola: The Essence of Fab'rik

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Jody Levy : Spinning Liquid Love Into Liquid Gold

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Shelley Liebsch: The Birth of a Moment

Renata M. Black | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Parenting After a Broken Childhood

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

Because of my childhood, my daughter will never have to question whether she is good enough. Because of my childhood, my daughter will never have to feel responsible for repairing an unhappy home. Because of my childhood, my daughter will always hear how strong and smart and capable she is.

You Think You Know... But You Have No Idea. Why We Are Not Always Meant To Know.

Jordyn Goodman | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women
Jordyn Goodman

I think that while it is ok to be passionately curious, we must always remember that if a person wants to let you in on something personal, they will tell you, so be patient and respectful. If you are meant to know, you soon will.

Jessica Herrin : On Stella & Dot's Secret Sauce

Renata M. Black | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Megan Tamte - A Dream Come True

Renata M. Black | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

Marie Lauga : At the Root of Roxy

Renata M. Black | Posted 03.16.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

At the root of Roxy you may very well find Marie Lauga. She has been with Roxy since the beginning of her career and has grown with it to reach its full potential. It isn't often you come across this intersection of passion and dedication conveying the excitement for the brand as if it was her first day.

Michelle Smith: On The Essence of Success

Renata M. Black | Posted 11.20.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

In Michelle's interview you can immediately sense her sincerity of the lessons of her life and how she literally turned negatives to positives. Some people might call it magic, others call it "what it takes." The only thing that is more beautiful than being true to self is what is created from it.

Does Having Good Manners Make Me a B*tch?

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 11.11.2016 | Women
Erris Langer Klapper

The day was young and I'd already been called a bitch twice. Why is it that when others act inappropriately, I react and then I look like the b*tch? Where's the justice in that? Perhaps not reacting is the answer, but that goes against my grain.

'Look at That Face': Bad Advice for Self-Confident Girls and Women

Janet Larson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Janet Larson

"Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!" And adding: "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"

The Work of Feminism Is Far From Over

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.07.2016 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Trainwreck is predictable in part because it's Hollywood, but if you peel away the layers, it sends a message that is not at all untrue. Even--spoiler alert--Amy learns about her own double standards.

Empowerment in Telling Your Truths

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Rebecca Mckown

Through this confession I have exposed a truth and in this truth I am more whole than I was before. My experiences good and bad have made me who I am today and I am proud of this person, truth be told.

How Empowered Women Make It Happen

Susan Liang | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Susan Liang

The environment for women is better, yet my fellow female entrepreneurs and I find that the way we look still plays more of a role in how we are perceived than we would like. We're not necessarily taken seriously until we speak and even then, we have to prove our merit over and over again.

Women Driving Motorbikes

Phil Latessa | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Phil Latessa

Two of the staff are women and he treats them the same and pays them the same as the two men. But Eli, despite his formal education and three trips to the U.S., is still very conservative about male/female roles.

Proud To Be A Total B*tch

Edie Weinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Edie Weinstein

The truth is, no matter how thick the skin, words are able to penetrate and do their dirty work. It is when we believe them, that they are the most insidious.

5 Things Empowered Women Know About Dating

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Empowerment comes from within. Whether it's business or personal, once you consciously choose to not listen to your intuition, you have disempowered yourself.

The Boko Haram Kidnappings: What You Can Do

Auren Kaplan | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

You might not be able to bring back the girls kidnapped in Nigeria with your support now, but you can ensure that the world takes preventive steps to ensure that women and girls are protected, empowered, and educated -- fearlessly -- around the world.

Career Wardrobe Enters Adulthood Empowered and Ready to Take on the World!

Career Wardrobe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Empowerment has always been central to Career Wardrobe's mission. From day one, we have challenged every woman who comes through our doors to dream big while also giving her the tools she needs to reach those goals... whether it's her first job or the next job that will help her on her career path.

We Need to Build Community Resilience to Conflict With Livelihoods

Beenish Kanwal | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Beenish Kanwal

I am a simple woman. I didn't finish school. But I believe the real causes of conflict, in Pakistan and everywhere, are ignorance and poverty.