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Tory Hoen

Posts by Tory Hoen

Tory Hoen is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and brand strategist. She spent five years as the Creative Director of Brand at MM.LaFleur (where she founded The M Dash!) and has written for New York Magazine, Fortune, Bon Appétit, and Condé Nast Traveler.

How Plantable Founder Nadja Pinnavaia Leapt from Finance to Food

September 06, 2019

How Plantable Founder Nadja Pinnavaia Leapt from Finance to Food

Having lost various family members to cancer and other health-related ailments, the former finance executive found a healthy new purpose.

Entrepreneur Nisreen Hasib Questions All The Rules

August 16, 2019

Entrepreneur Nisreen Hasib Questions All The Rules

Nisreen Hasib talks about the power of listening, the joy of dressing like a statue, and the courage to be extraordinary.  

L. Joy Williams on the Power of Political Participation

July 19, 2019

L. Joy Williams on the Power of Political Participation

The political strategist on how to more effectively “get involved.”

Meet the Woman Who Proved that Gender Equity is Good Business

July 11, 2019

Meet the Woman Who Proved that Gender Equity is Good Business

This senior partner at McKinsey is changing the way corporations think about women’s role in the workplace.

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

July 05, 2019

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

Advice from master improviser Shannan Scarselletta.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

June 28, 2019

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner only gave herself 6 months to write a novel—and it’s already a bestseller.

It’s Time: Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron Are Tackling Gender Inequality

May 24, 2019

It’s Time: Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron Are Tackling Gender Inequality

Declare founders Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron are tackling gender inequality.

Natalia Oberti Noguera is Changing the Face of Angel Investing

May 03, 2019

Natalia Oberti Noguera is Changing the Face of Angel Investing

How the founder of Pipeline Angels is shaking up the financial status quo.

Georgia Lee Hussey Explains Why Money Is An Emotional Investment

April 26, 2019

Georgia Lee Hussey Explains Why Money Is An Emotional Investment

The CEO of Modernist Financial on gender performance, emotional investing, and taking charge of your financial story.

Lisa Lucas’s Novel Way to Change the World

April 12, 2019

Lisa Lucas’s Novel Way to Change the World

National Book Foundation Director Lisa Lucas on why books matter.

7 Ways to “Prank” Your Male Co-Workers This April Fool’s Day

March 29, 2019

7 Ways to “Prank” Your Male Co-Workers This April Fool’s Day

Why not try these tricks on the men in your workplace?

Actor-Producer Alysia Reiner Is Leading a Deeper Conversation Among Women

March 29, 2019

Actor-Producer Alysia Reiner Is Leading a Deeper Conversation Among Women

Actor-producer Alysia Reiner wants you to explore your own truth.

Writer Mary Laura Philpott on Perfectionism, Patience, and Reinvention

March 22, 2019

Writer Mary Laura Philpott on Perfectionism, Patience, and Reinvention

The Nashville-based author explores the relationship between work and self.

Google’s Jana Landon on Bringing Diversity to Silicon Valley

March 15, 2019

Google’s Jana Landon on Bringing Diversity to Silicon Valley

Google’s Jana Landon manages a program that helps develop tech talent at historically black colleges and universities.

Startup Founder Jane Mosbacher Morris on the Power of Your Purchases

March 08, 2019

Startup Founder Jane Mosbacher Morris on the Power of Your Purchases

The startup founder and author on practicing the golden rule at work, writing her future bio, and the magic of color-coded calendars.

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Management-Consultant-Turned-Adjunct-Professor

February 01, 2019

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Management-Consultant-Turned-Adjunct-Professor

The third and final installment in our series about big career changes.

Author Katharine Smyth Explores Grief and Family with the Help of Virginia Woolf

February 01, 2019

Author Katharine Smyth Explores Grief and Family with the Help of Virginia Woolf

Katharine Smyth on owning her identity as a writer, writing about family, and overcoming loss.

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Literary-Assistant-Turned-Future-M.D.

January 25, 2019

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Literary-Assistant-Turned-Future-M.D.

Part two in our series on women who made major career changes.

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Finance MBA-Turned-Psychotherapist

January 11, 2019

The Big Pivot: 7 Insights from a Finance MBA-Turned-Psychotherapist

What it’s like to make a career 180.

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

May 13, 2018

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

She will be shocked to hear this, but my mother is my style icon. (She probably just spat out her chardonnay.)

Meet the Leading Ladies of Our Summer Collection

April 12, 2018

Meet the Leading Ladies of Our Summer Collection

Meet four incredible (fictional) women of purpose.

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