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Tory Hoen

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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.

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.

The Power of Dressing Up in a Dressed-down World

February 06, 2018

The Power of Dressing Up in a Dressed-down World

Our brand director Tory explains why dressing up is the new dressing down.

Impressive Dressumé: 6 Work Dresses with Their Career Highlights

January 18, 2018

Impressive Dressumé: 6 Work Dresses with Their Career Highlights

In honor of our fifth anniversary, we’re going back to our roots and revamping a few of our original styles.

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

March 10, 2017

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado gears up for her first office job.

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sexuality & Stigma

October 29, 2016

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sexuality & Stigma

Dr. Sheypuk talks style, stereotypes, and Tinder weirdos.

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

October 21, 2016

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

How to survive—and thrive—in the financial services industry.

Here’s Jonny! And His Alter Ego Shimmer

August 13, 2016

Here’s Jonny! And His Alter Ego Shimmer

The party doesn’t start until Shimmer arrives. Meet our resident drag queen (who also happens to be our Inventory Control & Quality Assurance Analyst).

The Unexpected Hero of My Wardrobe: The Oversized Blazer

July 16, 2016

The Unexpected Hero of My Wardrobe: The Oversized Blazer

Cool, slouchy, versatile. The epitome of ‘90s nonchalance is reincarnated 20 years after its heyday.

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