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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.

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Meet Tracy Miller, a translator-turned-businesswoman who helps companies avoid cross-cultural snafus.

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

Katherine Ryder, the founder of Maven, brings the doctor to your desk.

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

“The worst thing a journalist can do is be deferential. I’m not afraid of anybody.”

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

The ad industry giant talks about quitting her killer job, finding her “filter,” and becoming a global phenomenon.

NYCLU Lawyer Mariko Hirose Talks Civil Rights, Foster Dogs, and Gender Discrimination

NYCLU Lawyer Mariko Hirose Talks Civil Rights, Foster Dogs, and Gender Discrimination

Meet Mariko Hirose, a dragon-slaying civil rights lawyer at the NYCLU.

Tuck This: A Guide to Styling Tops for the Office

Tuck This: A Guide to Styling Tops for the Office

Three easy outfits for the tuck-phobic.

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School professor Malia Mason on interactive teaching, original thoughts, and being an outsider in her field.

Belting for Dummies (or, How to Create a Waist You Don’t Have)

Belting for Dummies (or, How to Create a Waist You Don’t Have)

I was told I could “fake a waist” with belts—and then it actually worked.

The Art World Entrepreneur: #inmyMM With Vani Krishnamurthy

The Art World Entrepreneur: #inmyMM With Vani Krishnamurthy

How Vani Krishnamurthy went from corporate consultant to art world entrepreneur.

The Woman Behind the Dress: Meet Emily “Crack the” Code

The Woman Behind the Dress: Meet Emily “Crack the” Code

Get to know Emily Code, MM superstar and the woman behind our ever-popular Emily dress.

How Do You OOO?

How Do You OOO?

Pack your bags, lather on the sunscreen, and fire up your auto-replies: It’s OOO season.

Meet Your Personal Stylist: MM.LaFleur’s Service Philosophy

Meet Your Personal Stylist: MM.LaFleur’s Service Philosophy

We’re well aware that not every woman loves to shop. That’s why we have brilliant stylists to do it for you.

The MM.LaFleur Design Philosophy: 5 Ways We’re Revolutionizing Workwear

The MM.LaFleur Design Philosophy: 5 Ways We’re Revolutionizing Workwear

What sets MM.LaFleur apart from the sad sea of neutrals that dominate women’s workwear? Simple: our clothes look better on you.

Banning ‘Bro Talk’: Sam Polk on Why Men Need to Step Up Their Treatment of Women in the Workplace

Banning ‘Bro Talk’: Sam Polk on Why Men Need to Step Up Their Treatment of Women in the Workplace

Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, speaks to us about about “bro talk” and holding men accountable for their treatment of women in the workplace.

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

As a teacher, marathoner, mother of three, and founder of Wellness in the Schools—a rapidly-expanding nonprofit that brings nutritional food and fitness programs to public schools nationwide—Nancy Easton tackles impossibility with a firm hug (and a salad bar).

Meet Kathryn Minshew: The Career Matchmaker & CEO of The Muse

Meet Kathryn Minshew: The Career Matchmaker & CEO of The Muse

After struggling with her own career path, Kathryn Minshew co-founded The Muse, which provides job counseling and matches users to open positions at great companies.

Werk.Co.: Meet the Ambitious Women and Co-Founders

Werk.Co.: Meet the Ambitious Women and Co-Founders

Meet the co-founders of Werk, a new company that matches ambitious women with high-level flex- and part-time jobs.

How To Quit Your Job Gracefully

How To Quit Your Job Gracefully

Almost everyone quits a job at some point. Here’s how to do it without burning bridges (unless, of course, you want to).

The Art of the To-do List: How 8 Women Get It Done

The Art of the To-do List: How 8 Women Get It Done

Behind every productive human is a killer to-do list—but no two are the same. Which type of to-doer are you?

How We Really Get to Sleep

How We Really Get to Sleep

Shouldn’t this be the easiest part of our day? An honest look at how we really sleep.

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Bestselling author Sloane Crosley on conflicts of interest, working from home, and why it took her so long to quit her day job.

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