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From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

How Elizabeth Lukas went from answering phones at an ad agency to running an international tech firm.

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Meet the woman on a mission to maximize your productivity with a well-designed office.

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

On the beauty of data, dude-centric tech culture, and the weird advantages of short hair.

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

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.

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

The painter discusses her latest work.

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Meet Tracy Miller, a translator-turned-businesswoman who helps companies avoid cross-cultural snafus.

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sex & Stigma

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sex & Stigma

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

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for the Modern Woman

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for the Modern Woman

Katherine Ryder, the founder of Maven, brings the doctor to your desk.

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

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

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

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

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

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

NYCLU Lawyer Mariko Hirose Talks Civil Rights, Foster Dogs, and Gender Discrimination

Meet Mariko Hirose, a dragon-slaying civil rights lawyer at the NYCLU.

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School professor Malia Mason on interactive teaching, original thoughts, and being an outsider in her field.

The Art World Entrepreneur: #inmyMM With Vani Krishnamurthy

The Art World Entrepreneur: #inmyMM With Vani Krishnamurthy

How Vani Krishnamurthy went from corporate consultant to art world entrepreneur.

Dr. Talia Kaden on Intra-ocular Medicine and Soda Bottle Surgery Practice

Dr. Talia Kaden on Intra-ocular Medicine and Soda Bottle Surgery Practice

A look into the fascinating life (and closet) of one of our favorite customers, ophthalmology resident Dr. Talia Kaden.

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis, the founder of soap-recycling nonprofit Sundara, talks auspicious coconuts, the pains of fundraising, and life as a nomad.

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

As a teacher, marathoner, mother of three, and founder of Wellness in the Schools—a rapidly-expanding nonprofit that brings nutritional food and fitness programs to public schools nationwide—Nancy Easton tackles impossibility with a firm hug (and a salad bar).

The Career Matchmaker: Meet Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse

The Career Matchmaker: Meet Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse

After struggling with her own career path, Kathryn Minshew co-founded The Muse, which provides job counseling and matches users to open positions at great companies.

Ambitious, Driven, Career-focused, and Part-time: Meet the Women of Werk

Ambitious, Driven, Career-focused, and Part-time: Meet the Women of Werk

Meet the co-founders of Werk, a new company that matches ambitious women with high-level flex- and part-time jobs.

Talking Tampons and Transparency with the Founders of LOLA

Talking Tampons and Transparency with the Founders of LOLA

LOLA has quickly become the cool girl’s tampon of choice. Here’s why.

All-nighters, Popsicles, and Gandalf: #inmyMM with Lawyer CJ Faulkner

All-nighters, Popsicles, and Gandalf: #inmyMM with Lawyer CJ Faulkner

Corporate lawyer CJ Faulkner on her popsicle addiction, the joy of all things matchy-matchy, and how she survives the occasional all-nighter.

Working on “Why”: #inmyMM with Bain Consultant Jessica Basham

Working on “Why”: #inmyMM with Bain Consultant Jessica Basham

Jessica Basham, a management consultant at Bain & Company, on dressing up for the office, nightly journal entries, and her romantic walk to work.

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job

Bestselling author Sloane Crosley on conflicts of interest, working from home, and why it took her so long to quit her day job.

From Corporate Finance to Scrappy Startup: #inmyMM with Rebecca Spencer

From Corporate Finance to Scrappy Startup: #inmyMM with Rebecca Spencer

Rebecca Spencer, a director at the New York-based media startup Tasting Table, talks long commutes, email rules, and career inspiration from Jennifer Aniston.

Dressing for DC: #inmyMM with Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

Dressing for DC: #inmyMM with Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

Washington-based investment strategist Erin Harkless talks career, workwear, and dressing for life in the capital city.

Business and the Beach: #inmyMM with Lawyer Cayce Greiner

Business and the Beach: #inmyMM with Lawyer Cayce Greiner

San Diego-based lawyer Cayce Greiner might start her day with an open-water swim at the beach—followed by a client presentation five states away. Here, the Colorado native (and former child pageant champion) talks us through her career path.

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

Maureen Sherry’s “Opening Belle” Examines Wall Street from a Woman’s Perspective

From astronomical year-end bonuses to butt-grabbing co-workers, a woman on Wall Street tells her story.

Lou Doillon Takes the Stage

Lou Doillon Takes the Stage

Actress. Model. Singer. It girl. Lou Doillon is impossible to pin down, but is thoroughly (and thoughtfully) enjoying the ride.

#inmyMM: How Ad Strategist Christine Medina Found Her Professional Calling

#inmyMM: How Ad Strategist Christine Medina Found Her Professional Calling

Talking career, chocolate, and “professional pants” with MM customer Christine Medina.

#inmyMM with the Coolest Woman in Finance, Danie McHugh

#inmyMM with the Coolest Woman in Finance, Danie McHugh

Investment advisor Danie McHugh, 40, is quick on her feet—literally. In college, she got her first taste of finance as a “runner” at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Ampersand Women: How the Founders of Fairygodboss Are Making Workplaces More Female-friendly

Ampersand Women: How the Founders of Fairygodboss Are Making Workplaces More Female-friendly

When you’re interviewing for a job, there are certain questions you’re expected to ask. And then there’s the stuff you REALLY want to know, but can’t ask outright. For those questions, there’s Fairygodboss.

#inmyMM: Petite Power Moves with Consultant Katherine Vasbinder

#inmyMM: Petite Power Moves with Consultant Katherine Vasbinder

The key to dressing for a small frame? Solid colors, strong posture, and a big brain.

#inmyMM with Lawyer Bridget Kane

#inmyMM with Lawyer Bridget Kane

We met up with lawyer (and longtime MM customer) Bridget Kane to talk workday rituals, her weekly uniform, and her favorite stress-relieving strategy.

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

Meet the entrepreneurs behind charitable giving platform Bridge2Act.

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

A beauty entrepreneur on building her brand.

Ampersand Woman: Entrepreneur Chris Staffel

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

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

Ampersand Woman: Artist Alexandra Posen

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

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

Ampersand Woman: Actress and Director Nana Mensah

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

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

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

Ampersand Women: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself

Ampersand Women: Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan of Go Fug Yourself

A conversation with the wittiest fashion bloggers in the game.

Ampersand Woman: Clancy McCarty of Every Mother Counts

Ampersand Woman: Clancy McCarty of Every Mother Counts

Talking fashion, film, and maternal health with Christy Turlington Burns’s right-hand woman.

Ampersand Woman: Urte Tylaite of Still House

Ampersand Woman: Urte Tylaite of Still House

On minimalism, risk-taking, and making peace with Excel.

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career, Coats, and Cleopatra

Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career, Coats, and Cleopatra

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

Ampersand Women: Jeralyn Gerba & Pavia Rosati of Fathom

Ampersand Women: Jeralyn Gerba & Pavia Rosati of Fathom

Do you dream of quitting your job to travel the world and write about it? Meet two ladies who did just that.

Ampersand Woman: Fashion Writer Cotton Codinha

Ampersand Woman: Fashion Writer Cotton Codinha

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

Ampersand Woman: Ministry of Supply’s Kit Hickey

Ampersand Woman: Ministry of Supply’s Kit Hickey

Kit rocks the Sarah outside Ministry of Supply’s Boston headquarters.  MIT isn’t exactly known as a fashion incubator, but in…

Ampersand Women: Of a Kind’s Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo

Ampersand Women: Of a Kind’s Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo

Talking business with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, founders of commerce-meets-content site Of a Kind.

Ampersand Women: Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly

Ampersand Women: Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin of Ovenly

An in-depth chat with Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin, the masterminds behind Brooklyn’s most beloved bakery, Ovenly.

Ampersand Woman: Jewelry Designer Erica Weiner

Ampersand Woman: Jewelry Designer Erica Weiner

Talking business with jewelry designer Erica Weiner.

Ampersand Woman: Digital Entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg

Ampersand Woman: Digital Entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg

An interview with Ampersand Woman Randi Zuckerberg.

Ampersand Woman: Editor Jillian Quint of PureWow

Ampersand Woman: Editor Jillian Quint of PureWow

MM.LaFleur chats with editor Jillian Quint of PureWow.

Ampersand Women: Erin Allweiss & Melody Serafino of No. 29

Ampersand Women: Erin Allweiss & Melody Serafino of No. 29

Getting to know Erin Allweiss and Melody Serafino of New York-based communications firm No. 29.

Ampersand Women: Natasha Case & Freya Estreller of Coolhaus

Ampersand Women: Natasha Case & Freya Estreller of Coolhaus

If you grew up having a Pavlovian response every time you heard the ice cream truck, then you’re going to…

Ampersand Woman: Real-Estate Aficionado Sarah Williams

Ampersand Woman: Real-Estate Aficionado Sarah Williams

A chat with Sarah Williams, real-estate broker extraordinaire.

Ampersand Woman: Journalist Ann Friedman

Ampersand Woman: Journalist Ann Friedman

Getting to know journalist Ann Friedman.

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

Gloria Steinem Is “A Body with a Thousand People in It”

What we learned about Gloria Steinem at New York Women’s Foundation’s annual breakfast.

Manpersands Ethan Feirstein & Ari Heckman

Manpersands Ethan Feirstein & Ari Heckman

A chat with Manpersands Ethan Feirstein and Ari Heckman.

Ampersand Woman: Maternity Lifestyle Maven Latham Thomas

Ampersand Woman: Maternity Lifestyle Maven Latham Thomas

A chat with Latham Thomas, author and founder of Mama Glow.

Ampersand Woman: Writer Lesley M. M. Blume

Ampersand Woman: Writer Lesley M. M. Blume

An interview with author, journalist, and columnist Lesley M. M. Blume.

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

Ampersand Woman: CEO Cynthia Rivera Weissblum

An interview with Cynthia Rivera Weissblum, President and CEO of the Edwin Gould Foundation.

Manpersand Darrell Hartman on Travel, Writing, and Dancing Near Mick Jagger

Manpersand Darrell Hartman on Travel, Writing, and Dancing Near Mick Jagger

This week, our Ampersand Woman is… a Manpersand! And it’s travel writer Darrell Hartman.

A Chat with Ampersand Woman and M.M. Mentor Lori Hoberman

A Chat with Ampersand Woman and M.M. Mentor Lori Hoberman

This week’s Ampersand Woman: Lori Hoberman of law firm Chadbourne & Parke.

Ampersand Woman: Editor Charlotte Cowles of Harper’s Bazaar

Ampersand Woman: Editor Charlotte Cowles of Harper’s Bazaar

MM.LaFleur sits down with Harper’s Bazaar senior features editor Charlotte Cowles to talk style, lipstick, and finally taking advice from mom.

Ampersand Woman: Human Rights Activist Isabel Mignone-del Carril

Ampersand Woman: Human Rights Activist Isabel Mignone-del Carril

An interview with international development consultant and human rights activist Isabel Mignone-del Carril.

Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon Talks Style, Strategy, & Storytelling

Dress for Success CEO Joi Gordon Talks Style, Strategy, & Storytelling

Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success, talks transformation, career strategy, and the power of the perfect black dress.

Manpersand: Iconic Wines

Manpersand: Iconic Wines

Oh no we didn’t… oh yes, we did. Welcome to the first ever “Manpersand” interview. We’ve gotten such a positive…

Ampersand Woman: Shayna Kulik

Ampersand Woman: Shayna Kulik

A chat with Ampersand woman Shayna Kulik.

Ampersand Woman: Hitha Palepu

Ampersand Woman: Hitha Palepu

It’s not every day you meet a business development executive who’s simultaneously running a beautifully curated style blog. That’s why…