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Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

July 30, 2016

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

July 15, 2016

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).

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

July 09, 2016

Meet Kathryn Minshew: The Career Matchmaker & 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.

Werk.Co.: Meet the Ambitious Women and Co-Founders

July 01, 2016

Werk.Co.: Meet the Ambitious Women and Co-Founders

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

June 19, 2016

Talking Tampons and Transparency with the Founders of LOLA

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

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

June 09, 2016

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.

Dressing for DC: #inmyMM with Investment Strategist Erin Harkless

May 17, 2016

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

May 01, 2016

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

April 30, 2016

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

April 23, 2016

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

April 12, 2016

#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

April 08, 2016

#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

April 02, 2016

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.

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

January 01, 2016

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

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

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

December 20, 2015

Ampersand Women: Entrepreneurs Samira Panah & Hitha Palepu

Meet the entrepreneurs behind charitable giving platform Bridge2Act.

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

December 02, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Danielle Vincent of KIMIKO

A beauty entrepreneur on building her brand.

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.

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.

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