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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.

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.

The Men of MM: What Feminism Means to Me

January 06, 2017

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

December 26, 2016

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

December 09, 2016

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?”

December 03, 2016

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

December 03, 2016

An Ode to the Desk Sweater

An underappreciated investment piece.

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

November 26, 2016

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

The painter discusses her latest work.

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

November 13, 2016

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

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

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

November 04, 2016

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

October 21, 2016

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

October 07, 2016

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

October 01, 2016

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

September 24, 2016

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

September 16, 2016

Tuck This: A Guide to Styling Tops for the Office

Three easy outfits for the tuck-phobic.

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