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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.

Ampersand Woman: Entrepreneur Chris Staffel

November 11, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Entrepreneur Chris Staffel

On risk-taking, IPOs, and how practice can pay off in the most unexpected ways.

Ampersand Woman: CEO Alexandra Lebenthal

October 21, 2015

Ampersand Woman: CEO Alexandra Lebenthal

A Wall Street power player talks daily routines, the evolution of women’s workwear, and the principles she learned from her mentor.

Ampersand Woman: Artist Alexandra Posen

August 26, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Artist Alexandra Posen

A multi-talented creative on liminality, silk chiffon, and spelunking.

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

August 19, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

A rising star talks goal-setting, movie-making, and dying at Meryl Streep’s feet.

Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

August 18, 2015

Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move

Ever dreamed of trading your cubicle for a Parisian pied-à-terre?

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

July 30, 2015

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

A JCPenney employee was sent home for wearing short-shorts from the store’s “Career” section. What’s wrong with this picture?

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

July 22, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

An ice cream entrepreneur on hashtags, disasters, and the poem she loves.

MM.LaFleur’s Miyako Nakamura on Getting Inspired (and Getting Dressed)

July 09, 2015

MM.LaFleur’s Miyako Nakamura on Getting Inspired (and Getting Dressed)

Inside the mind of our favorite fashion designer.

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

June 01, 2015

The One Word Women Should Stop Using

Why do my female friends keep (mis)using this word?

13 Ways to Focus in an Open Office

May 26, 2015

13 Ways to Focus in an Open Office

How to cope when everyone around you just wants to “pick your brain.”

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career

May 23, 2015

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career

A candid chat with the editor-in-chief who is making it okay for women to want more.

My Favorite Faux Pas: Think Twice Before You Check Your Bag

May 23, 2015

My Favorite Faux Pas: Think Twice Before You Check Your Bag

A lesson in what not to do when traveling for business.

Summer Noir: 3 Dresses that Prove You Can Look Breezy in Black

May 23, 2015

Summer Noir: 3 Dresses that Prove You Can Look Breezy in Black

You’re not goth. You’re just chic as hell.

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

March 23, 2015

So Many Girl Crushes, So Little Time

Why there’s nothing wrong with a once-in-a-while friendship.

What Happy People Do Differently

March 19, 2015

What Happy People Do Differently

Are we trying too hard to be happy? All signs point to yes.

Ampersand Woman: Fashion Writer Cotton Codinha

December 05, 2014

Ampersand Woman: Fashion Writer Cotton Codinha

On open windows, clip-on earrings, and always carrying a notebook.

Tippi of Africa Is Our Spirit Animal

December 01, 2014

Tippi of Africa Is Our Spirit Animal

I thought my childhood was noteworthy, until I learned that Tippi of Africa literally spent hers clambering up elephant trunks and rough-housing with cheetahs.

Look Beautiful Over the Telephone

October 21, 2014

Look Beautiful Over the Telephone

We dug up a pamphlet about “How To Be a Super Secretary” from 1951. Scary stuff.

You Don’t Have To Be a Woman To Be a Feminist. Emma Watson Explains.

September 23, 2014

You Don’t Have To Be a Woman To Be a Feminist. Emma Watson Explains.

Emma Watson is right: We should all be feminists.

Be vs. Do: A Career-Planning Trick that Could Make All the Difference

June 20, 2014

Be vs. Do: A Career-Planning Trick that Could Make All the Difference

A career tip I’ll never forget.

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

June 13, 2014

The Sleeping Schedules of Geniuses… and Fashion Startup Employees

The sleep habits of geniuses vs. the sleep habits of MM.LaFleur.

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