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Women in Business Q&A: Linda Mummiani and Caitlin Ewing, Executive Creative Directors at GREY NY

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Perhaps it was destiny that Linda would come to be a creative director. Raised in an artistic collaboration between her parents, a French fashion designer and an Italian Pastry Chef, she was exposed to line, drama, precision and movement before she could hold a crayon.

Women in Business Q&A: Kimberly Gordon, CEO & Co-Founder, Depict

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kimberly Gordon is CEO & co-founder of Depict. An artist at heart with the grey matter of an economist, she started Depict to crack open the visual art world to people and provide increased economic value to artists. On a day-to-day basis, Kimberly is responsible for the development, execution and overall strategy and vision of the company.

Women in Business Q&A: Harriet Steel, Head of Business Development at Hermes Investment Management

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Harriet was appointed to the Board of Hermes Investment Management in October 2013 as an Executive Director, having joined Hermes in 2011 as Global Head of Business Development and member of the Executive Committee. Harriet joined the City in 1990 with a degree in Architecture from Princeton University.

One Girl

Shelly Peiken | Posted 01.23.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I hope I encouraged one girl to find the joy in putting even painful words on paper. I hope I sang something that will help one girl look in the mirror tomorrow and like herself a little more.

Do You Have a Fat Head?

Darren Hardy | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Darren Hardy

North America has a serious obesity problem (have you noticed?). Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight, and a full one-third are deemed medically...

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Adams, Jennifer Adams Worldwide Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer's story began with her parents and three siblings in a 1,000 square-foot home in a small town in Oregon. Despite her modest circumstances, Jennifer's desire to frequently redecorate her tiny room was hardly limited by budget.

Women in Business Q&A: Redickaa Subrammanian, CEO, Interakt

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With more than 15 years of experience as a global advertising, marketing, and technology expert, Redickaa has used her strategic insight and hands-on leadership to guide Interakt's growth from a startup organization in 2006 to a globally deployed digital communications company.

Women in Business Q&A: Kathy Dicocco, MBA, Executive Director of The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

In addition to being a director of the H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow, DiCocco involves herself actively with various community service and fundraising for local charities and church organizations.

Mentoring: You Can't Imagine the Reward

Chris Minnich | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Chris Minnich

January is National Mentoring Month. Go for it. There are kids out there who could use a hand, or even just an ear sometimes. Get involved. You won't regret the choice, and you can't imagine the reward.

#ExceptionalCareers Series: How to Be a Creative Altruist

Sanyin Siang | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Sanyin Siang

Creative altruism comes in many different forms. But it stems from a mindset of helping others whenever you can even when there is no direct benefit to you. So here are three ways to practice creative altruism.

Mentoring Matters

David B. Shapiro | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
David B. Shapiro

There is one more thing we learned through The Mentoring Effect: One-third of young people in the U.S. will reach the age of 19 without having a mentor of any kind. Having seen over and over again the life-changing difference that a mentor can make, we find that statistic both tragic and inexplicable.

Women in Business Q&A: Elizabeth Suda, Founder, ARTICLE22

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

New York native Elizabeth Suda founded ARTICLE22, a brand that designs accessories out of Vietnam War bombs, after asking one simple question: "How and by whom are the goods we consume made?" While Elizabeth started her fashion career in the Coach merchandising department, it was in 2008 that her desire to create a social business was born.

Women in Business Q&A: Grete Eliassen, Director of Marketing, Wickr

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

After competing in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Grete turned to another passion of hers -- the security space -- joining the Wickr team as head of marketing efforts for the company.

Wearing Dad Jeans and Other Premium Benefits of Mentoring a Young Gay Man

Del Ray Zimmerman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Del Ray Zimmerman

My own early years acclimating as a gay man carry some of the deepest wounds of my life. For a while, I sacrificed my education, carried shame about my sexuality, made horrible dating choices, and looked for my self-esteem in the nightclubs. Now I have a deep and visceral need to give Griffin the advice and friendship from an older gay man that I didn't have.

The Passion Myth: Why Teens Struggle to Find Their Purpose in Life

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

It seems you can't look, listen, or feel for sixty seconds without seeing, hearing, or bumping into the word. It's always and it's everywhere, popping onto the covers of countless magazines, serving as the subject of countless books, and springing from the lips of countless teachers and speakers. It's the focus of adulthood and the goal of adolescence.

Conscious Choice: The Engine of Your Evolution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he ho...

Women in Business Q&A: Christina Lessa, Founder, Creative Director, CEO : FLATT

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christina Lessa is a journalist, photographer and production and marketing specialist. Christina has been engaged in the arts and production market fo...

Women in Business Q&A: Goesel Anson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Nationally recognized for her expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, Dr. Goesel Anson is board certified by the American Board of Plastic...

Women in Business Q&A: Stephanie Streeter, CEO and Director of Libbey Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Stephanie Streeter is chief executive officer and a director of Libbey Inc. (NYSE MKT: LBY) in Toledo, Ohio. Streeter joined Libbey on August 1, 20...

Women in Business Q&A: Traci L. Fiatte, Group President, Randstad Staffing

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With over 18 years of industry experience, Traci is recognized for understanding the ever changing needs of clients and is responsible for establishin...

Women in Business Q&A: Elizabeth Scherle, Co-Founder & President, Influenster

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Elizabeth Scherle is the Co-Founder and President of Influenster, the free and unique digital community of consumers shaping the lifestyle marketplace through user-generated, expert social opinion and content.

Women in Business Q&A: Lauren Bigelow, CEO, Growth Capital Network

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lauren Bigelow has served as the CEO of the Growth Capital Network (GCN) since 2010. With this platform, Lauren and her team have managed programs for the innovation and entrepreneurial community including the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, the Midwest Greentech Entrepreneur Academy and the Midmarket Capital Survey.

Women in Business Q&A: Ginny Simon, Founder and CEO, Ginny Bakes

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

A certified holistic nutritionist, health coach and entrepreneur, Ginny Simon founded ginnybakes in 2010 creating outrageously delicious fresh baked cookies, brownies, biscotti, bars and do-it-yourself bake mixes that are gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, vegan, paleo and kosher.

Looking for a School for Your Child? How Do You Find the Right One?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We just began a search for a school for our 5 year old daughter and it has been interesting to view schools from a parent's point of view (rather than from a collaborating partner's point of view).

Women in Business Q&A: Sharon Napier, Founder and CEO, Partners + Napier

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Named one of Advertising Age's most influential women in the industry, Sharon Napier is a lifelong entrepreneur, business expert, and marketing vision...