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Charlotte Cowles

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Charlotte Cowles is a New York-based writer​ ​and editor.​ ​Her work has been published in New York Magazine,​ Harper's Bazaar,​ and Art in America. She'd always rather be at book club.

The Failure Guru: Meet Girl Starter’s Jeannine Shao Collins

The Failure Guru: Meet Girl Starter’s Jeannine Shao Collins

On teaching women to take risks and embrace mistakes.

Attorney Carrie Goldberg and the Crusade Against Revenge Porn

Attorney Carrie Goldberg and the Crusade Against Revenge Porn

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg is waging war on revenge porn, one slimeball at a time.

How Mandy Len Catron Made a Career Out of Love Stories (Including Her Own)

How Mandy Len Catron Made a Career Out of Love Stories (Including Her Own)

When your love life becomes public—by your own design.

The Inexhaustible Optimist: Meet Heather McGhee, President of Demos

The Inexhaustible Optimist: Meet Heather McGhee, President of Demos

Heather McGhee became the president of Demos, a New York-based think tank focused on creating a democracy where all people…

Tiffany Dufu Wants You to Cut Yourself Some Slack

Tiffany Dufu Wants You to Cut Yourself Some Slack

Tiffany Dufu, the author of “Drop the Ball,” on achieving more by giving yourself a break.

Karen Cahn Wants You To Ask For More Money (and Fail Cheaper)

Karen Cahn Wants You To Ask For More Money (and Fail Cheaper)

The founder of iFundWomen wants to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs.

Ann Shoket on “Badass Babes,” Her New Career Phase, and Changing the Rules

Ann Shoket on “Badass Babes,” Her New Career Phase, and Changing the Rules

The author of “The Big Life” takes on her career’s next chapter.

Stylist Challenge:  A Skeptic Makes Peace With Yellow and Green

Stylist Challenge: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Yellow and Green

How to wear summer’s citrusy hues when you’re more of an all-black and denim kind of girl.

Are You Sitting Down? Nidhi Kapur Is Upending the Furniture Industry

Are You Sitting Down? Nidhi Kapur Is Upending the Furniture Industry

The founder of Maiden Home talks couches, risk aversion, and following your gut.

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

Talking politics and tattoos with Kate Bahn, an economist at the Center for American Progress.

Learning to Love Pleats

Learning to Love Pleats

I used to hate them. And now I can’t stop wearing them.

5 Women on Being a Boss

5 Women on Being a Boss

Making decisions when the buck stops with you.

Why Our MM Co-workers Make Great Models

Why Our MM Co-workers Make Great Models

(Besides the obvious.)

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

On the beauty of data, dude-centric tech culture, and the weird advantages of short hair.

The Men of MM: What Feminism Means to Me

The Men of MM: What Feminism Means to Me

Wise words from the fine gents in our office.

How an MM.LaFleur Bento Box Is Born

How an MM.LaFleur Bento Box Is Born

MM stylists explain the Bento creation process in four simple steps.

Built For Speed: Tracksmith Is the Company for Serious Runners

Built For Speed: Tracksmith Is the Company for Serious Runners

A conversation with Matt Taylor, the founder of running apparel company Tracksmith.

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Power siblings on work ruts, motherhood, and learning calculus in elementary school.

An Ode to the Desk Sweater

An Ode to the Desk Sweater

An underappreciated investment piece.

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

The painter discusses her latest work.

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

Do you attribute your career breaks to “luck”? Try again.

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