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Tory Hoen

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Tory Hoen is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. 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. She loves doughnuts and inter-species friendships.

How to Dress for Various Self-Isolation Scenarios

April 03, 2020

How to Dress for Various Self-Isolation Scenarios

Virtual first dates. All-company Zooms. Panic-baking sessions. Self-isolation has given rise to many scenarios we never saw coming. Here’s how we’re dressing for them.

On the Front Lines with News Producer Kate Eby

April 03, 2020

On the Front Lines with News Producer Kate Eby

In our new series, we’re profiling women who are on the front lines of the fight to understand and contain the coronavirus. This week, we caught up with Emmy Award winner Kate Eby, who produces the 6pm newscast at ABC-7 in San Francisco.

A Rainbow of Mood-Boosting Looks from Our Sale

March 28, 2020

A Rainbow of Mood-Boosting Looks from Our Sale

We all need a little lift right now, so our stylist Nyjerah organized her favorite on-sale pieces into colorful mood boards. Ready for some tangerine? Blueberry? Saffron? Lichen? Pinot? Shop the rainbow here—or just indulge in a little color therapy.

Ways to Stay Calm and Sane While You Hunker Down at Home

March 20, 2020

Ways to Stay Calm and Sane While You Hunker Down at Home

Coronavirus has thrust us into uncharted territory. As we settle into our homes for an uncertain amount of time, we all need ways to stay calm, connected, purposeful, and joyful.

10 Cozy Pieces to Wear When Working from Home

March 20, 2020

10 Cozy Pieces to Wear When Working from Home

As working from home becomes the new normal (for now), we’re adopting a uniform of cozy-but-professional pieces.

On the Front Lines with Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo

March 27, 2020

On the Front Lines with Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo

We caught up with Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, whose work is at the center of our fight to understand and contain the coronavirus pandemic.

10 Tips for Successful Telecommuting

March 13, 2020

10 Tips for Successful Telecommuting

If the threat of COVID-19 has you working from home, you’re not alone. Here’s how to stay productive while practicing “social distancing.”

Suit Up: 7 Women Find Their Ideal Fit

March 06, 2020

Suit Up: 7 Women Find Their Ideal Fit

In which M.M. team members (including a few skeptics) learn to love the full-suit look.

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

January 24, 2020

What I Learned from 10 Days of Silence

It was an experience I liken to a mental marathon, or a psychophysiological rollercoaster ride that was riddled with paradox—excruciating one minute, elating the next.

The Founder of #NatSecGirlSquad Wants More Women in National Security

November 22, 2019

The Founder of #NatSecGirlSquad Wants More Women in National Security

“Our current lack of diversity is the most significant national security challenge of our time,” says Maggie Feldman-Piltch. “It’s a mistake to think otherwise.”

Why Sloane Davidson Founded “Hello Neighbor” to Open the Door to Refugees

November 08, 2019

Why Sloane Davidson Founded “Hello Neighbor” to Open the Door to Refugees

“[Refugees] don’t need people to feel sorry for them—they’re the most resilient people in the world,” says Davidson. “But they do need support to navigate very complicated American systems.”

Siva Kumari Was Only Supposed To Be A Good Wife—But That Was Never Enough For Her

November 01, 2019

Siva Kumari Was Only Supposed To Be A Good Wife—But That Was Never Enough For Her

The Director General of The International Baccalaureate on growing up in India, earning a Doctorate of Education and multiple Master’s Degrees, and leading a global organization.

Sarah LaFleur and Rebecca Sherer Get Real About Mentorship

October 25, 2019

Sarah LaFleur and Rebecca Sherer Get Real About Mentorship

M.M.LaFleur’s CEO and the Senior Executive Talent and Organizational Development at Google discuss their relationship—which looks like a mentorship, even if they’d never call it that.

How Sisters and Business Partners Tiffany and Amber Davis Keep Each Other in Check

September 20, 2019

How Sisters and Business Partners Tiffany and Amber Davis Keep Each Other in Check

Tiffany and Amber Davis could give a masterclass on how to ride the waves of a career and ultimately chart your own course.

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.

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