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Women in Business Q&A: Angela Fox, President/CEO, Crystal City BID

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Angela Fox was hired as the first President/CEO of the Crystal City BID in November of 2006. Under her leadership, the Crystal City BID has grown in b...

How to Say No With Love

Melissa Escaro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

Many of us have a difficult time saying no, fearing that the other parties will be hurt, disappointed, angry, or feel less of us. Saying no with love is a simple, yet powerful way of communication that benefits both parties involved. Here are three steps you can take right away to say no with love.

Women in Business Q&A: Frances Great, Managing Director, BBH LA

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

She originally joined BBH in 1999 to work on the TAG Heuer and Johnnie Walker accounts. After two years in the London office, she transferred to BBH Asia Pacific to further her global advertising experience and to reconnect with her Singaporean family roots.

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Women in Business Q&A: Tricia Andrews, Founder, Sole Serum

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tricia Andrews is an ex-ad exec who spent twelve years dressing professionally every day. For Tricia, that meant wearing high heels from day to night...

Women in Business Q&A: Tapasya Bali, Co-Founder and COO, YOGASMOGA

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tapasya Bali is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of YOGASMOGA. YOGASMOGA is a designer, manufacturer and retailer of Yoga inspired athletic ...

#BlackMenLove: What I did when I saw a Young Brother Pulled Over by the Police

BMe Community | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

There are some actions that feel unavoidable. Perhaps going beyond to help our young brothers feel safe during a traffic stop is one of them.

Should You Wear a Ring to an Interview?

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

My wedding ring was the first ring that I've worn on that finger (no engagement ring). I was so proud of the man I married, yet still harbored something inside me that felt less valuable to this work team because I was a married woman.

4 Mistakes That Smart People Make When Asking For Advice

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

I interviewed 4 millionaire entrepreneurs to ask for their advice on mistakes to avoid.

Women in Business Q&A: Dawn Pottier, CEO and Founder, lulujo

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dawn Marie Pottier is the CEO and founder of lulujo - a Canadian brand inspired and named after her two children (lulu and jo) in 2009. Raised in Nov...

Women in Business Q&A: Sandra Downie, Founder, Sandra Downie Beauty

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sandra Downie Beauty, LLC was founded in 2007 by Medical Esthetician and Celebrity Makeup Artist Sandra Downie. Over the years, Sandra realized that w...

A River Runs Through You: It's Just About... Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Brodinsky

River: a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel. This can be you. You can be a river. It's time. Tim...

Women in Business Q&A: Sophie Donelson, Editor in Chief, House Beautiful

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sophie Donelson was named editor in chief of House Beautiful in January 2015. She brings a multi-disciplinary background in the media and design world...

Women in Business Q&A: Danielle Chiel, Director, Danielle Chiel Luxury HandKnits

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

The story of Danielle Chiel HandKnits began with Danielle's passion for the knitting craft, and a mission to make exquisite and unique hand-knitted ga...

Should All Businesses Have Trusted Advisors?

Jennifer Love | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Jennifer Love

The truth is, our peers, friends, family and staff can provide helpful insight, and you don't want to discount the importance of their advice. But, you also want to seek out formal trusted advisors who have a deep understanding of your business, along with the wisdom you need to compensate for your blind spots.

Women in Business Q&A: Amani Duncan, VP Brand Marketing, Martin Guitar

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Recognized by her peers as one of the most dynamic marketing executives in the music business, Amani Duncan was named Director of Promotional Marketin...

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

Asking for Help Helped Me

Julie Kantor | Posted 08.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Kantor

One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it's making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it's the people who already have strong trust r...

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

Women in Business Q&A: Shelley Rollick, Founder, Benir Beauty

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Shelley Rollick is a para-medical esthetician and cosmetic chemist with over 25 years of skin care experience. She is the founder, creative director a...

Pay It Forward: A Guide to Being the Mentor and the Mentee

Linda Lightman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Linda Lightman

Starting my company Linda's Stuff 15 years ago was the thrill of a lifetime, but it was also exhausting and filled with daily struggles. Being the fi...

Women in Business Q&A: Peggy Farabaugh, Owner and Operator, Vermont Woods Studios

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Peggy Farabaugh is the owner and operator of Vermont Woods Studios, an online furniture store specializing in high-quality, eco-friendly, handmade woo...

My Mentor Never Gave His Last Lecture

Adam Grant | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Grant

To millions of beloved readers, Jeff Zaslow was the advice columnist who replaced Ann Landers and the bestselling author who captured our hearts with moving books like The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch. But to me and countless other writers, Jeff was a devoted mentor who gave countless hours of his time and energy to help aspiring authors.

Women in Business Q&A: Kendra Doersam, Founder and President, No Sweat Life

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kendra Doersam is the founder and president of No Sweat Life, an innovative, environmentally conscious brand of fitness products. No Sweat Life promot...

Disabled Workers: We Need to Fight for Ourselves Too

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

While discussion for women's workplace rights is rampant, disability employment is still extremely and unjustifiably taboo. This needs to change. An inclusive workforce is better for everybody. Employer and employee alike, we all need to strive for it.