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Inspiring Women

Georgia Christensen: Origins of Art & Fashion

Renata M. Black | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Think big and reach for the stars while also giving yourself time. Time to learn your craft and develop life skills. You need time to learn your craft as well as the skills to effectively interact with colleagues and successfully reach a goal. That, and a good dose of humility, is what make great leaders.

Naama Bloom : Knowledge Is Power

Renata M. Black | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Knowledge is power. I don't want girls and women to feel ashamed of the things that our bodies do that feel messy. You can live such a better life if you know your body.

Jodi Guber Brufsky : On Self-Love

Renata M. Black | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I want my legacy to be "she made a difference, she was part of changing the conversation."

Ling-Su Chinn: A Living Inspiration

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.18.2015 | 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 insights on how they have been able to turn weakness into strength.

Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi : On Her A Game

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Few and far between do you come across people with such a clear vision of their potential. Jennifer is the epitome of a leader. Although she is relentless in her approach, she is incredibly tuned in what could be possible when you stay true to mission.

Jessica Farrell: On What Matters Most

Renata M. Black | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Renata M. Black

I hope from these stories you will look at your own situations, struggles and accomplishments through a different lens. At the very least you will be more equipped with real life tools to change your own paradigm.

What Inspires You?

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Jessica Denis

It's really not a complicated question, but yet so few people are able to answer it in a clear or concise fashion. Instead most will answer with the sunset or "my kids inspire me" or they might have that one idol that provides them inspiration at any given moment.

Sherry Williams: Cultivating Leadership 'Her Way'

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Rachel Hampton

Bronx, New York native Sherry Williams re-located to Washington, DC to chase a goal. With a background in logistics, Sherry has a passion for envisioning a goal and ensuring that it is implemented.

The Killer Cookie-Selling Tactics Of History's Most Brilliant Girl Scouts

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.20.2015 | Taste

Girl Scouts do the darndest things.

The 'Rad' And Empowering Book Both Girls And Boys Need

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.19.2015 | Parents

The children's book world is about to get a lot more rad. Writer Kate Schatz teamed up with illustrator Miriam Klein Stahl to create an empowering...

5 Qualities Of An Inspiring Woman, In Honor Of International Women's Day

Joy Marini, MS, PA-C | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Joy Marini, MS, PA-C

Each International Women's Day, the global community pauses to reflect on women who inspire. Sometimes these women are famous, sometimes they are historical -- but just as often they are seemingly regular women you've never read about in a newspaper or text book.

Inspiring Quotes From 100 Extraordinary Women

Samantha Ettus | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Samantha Ettus

"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir

Yagana Shah

6 Women Over 50 Who Inspired Us In 2014 | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

There's no doubt 2014 has been a wonderful, whirlwind year, particularly for women. Women's rights and children's rights advocate, Malala Yousafzai be...

Nico Pitney

Inspiration From A Prominent Tech Exec Who Dumped Her Career To Pursue A Passion | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty

Sophia is a project to collect life lessons from fascinating people. Learn more or sign up to receive lessons for living directly via Facebook or our ...

This Poem About Sexual Harassment Will Haunt You, Then Make You Think

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Women

Sadly, it is no secret that women navigate sexual harassment often, in a number of environments. However, in this video-reading of her poem "Wednes...

Burned Over 65 Percent Of Her Body, Turia Pitt Shows Us What It Means To Persevere

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 08.24.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

Meet Turia Pitt. Pitt is magnificent. Her courage, fortitude and choice to share her heroic journey with the world on Instagram is truly one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Women Who Inspire, And Surprise

Molly Melching | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Women like Marième surprise and inspire us all as they take new knowledge, share it with others and turn knowledge into action in their communities. The goal they have for their families resonates with all of us because it is a universal one -- to ensure that children are educated, safe, healthy and able to reach their full potential.

Women Who Inspire: Maternal Health In Karamoja

Diane Fender | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Diane Fender

In rural villages, urban centers, hospitals and communities around the world women, and girls are leaders, visionaries and investors on the front lines of change. Though their stories are often untold, throughout history women and girls have shaped the fabric of societies.

Modern Day Muses: Women to Watch in 2014

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

In honor of National Women's Day, I'd like to recognize the dynamic women from different corners of the globe who are inspiring me right now.

How to Move On After Every Failure

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amancay Tapia

In life, there will be times when dreams get shattered. When that one thing you blindly believed was going to work out doesn't. Most of us have been there, in a place outside our comfort zone. A place where we feel lost and lack the energy and self-belief needed to start again. But fear not.

Sarah Barness

Young Woman With Little-Known Condition: Please Don't Talk To Me Like I'm A Child | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

Laura Cobb proves a sense of humor and a resilient attitude can get you through anything. The bright 27-year-old from St. Louis has taken to YouTub...

10 Women We're Grateful For This Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to reflect on the things -- or people -- you're grateful for. This year, we'd like to mark Turkey Day by celebr...

The Woman At Google You Should Know About

Posted 07.12.2013 | Women

Melody Meckfessel is joining the ranks of fabulously inspiring women in tech. Meckfessel is "a part-time wine maker and a single mother," as well ...

WATCH: The Amazing Thing This Woman Did In One Year

Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It's amazing what a difference one year makes. Karen Cheng, an ad designer based in San Francisco, can attest to that -- she taught herself to danc...

'I've Never Met A Woman Who Is Not Strong'

Posted 07.01.2013 | Women

Designer Diane von Furstenberg really believes in female power. In a June 2013 Vogue interview she described herself as "a woman's woman," and expa...