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Charlotte Cowles

Posts by Charlotte Cowles

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.

Alex Amouyel Tackles the World’s Problems, One “Solver” at a Time

October 11, 2017

Alex Amouyel Tackles the World’s Problems, One “Solver” at a Time

The executive director of Solve at MIT talks non-linear career paths, life on the road, and the upside of quitting her PhD.

Candice Morgan, Pinterest’s Head of Diversity, Takes Nothing for Granted

October 05, 2017

Candice Morgan, Pinterest’s Head of Diversity, Takes Nothing for Granted

“By nature, my role can be like pushing a rock uphill.”

Career Advice From Cathie Black: Don’t Take Rejection Personally

September 26, 2017

Career Advice From Cathie Black: Don’t Take Rejection Personally

The publishing world titan on first impressions, gumption, and asking for “the whole loaf of bread.”

Carolyn Murnick on Memoir, Murder, and Vulnerability

September 14, 2017

Carolyn Murnick on Memoir, Murder, and Vulnerability

Editor Carolyn Murnick on investigating a serial killer (and publishing a book) on top of her full-time job.

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

September 09, 2017

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

The co-directors of the Affordable Art Fair talk style, self-improvement, and artists to watch.

Jessica Bennett on Saying No and Why You Don’t Need a “Mentor”

September 01, 2017

Jessica Bennett on Saying No and Why You Don’t Need a “Mentor”

The Feminist Fight Club author talks freelancing, peer advice, and “Skirtfest.”

Mountaineer Alison Levine Talks Toughness and Leadership

August 24, 2017

Mountaineer Alison Levine Talks Toughness and Leadership

On pushing past self-doubt to reach improbable heights.

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

August 17, 2017

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

July 12, 2017

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)

July 07, 2017

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

June 30, 2017

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

May 19, 2017

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)

May 11, 2017

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

April 28, 2017

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

April 22, 2017

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

April 01, 2017

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

March 10, 2017

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

March 04, 2017

Learning to Love Pleats

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

5 Women on Being a Boss

January 27, 2017

5 Women on Being a Boss

Making decisions when the buck stops with you.

Why Our MM Co-workers Make Great Models

January 14, 2017

Why Our MM Co-workers Make Great Models

(Besides the obvious.)

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

January 13, 2017

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

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

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