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Gloria Steinem Will Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Gloria Steinem will be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor. In an article published on The Women’s Media Center’s website (which Steinem co-founded) it was announced that the White House will bestow her with this honor. “The history of the women’s movement has been a struggle for women’s… Read More »

Finding Your Passion at Any Age!

“I’m not leaving Italy without a pair of boots that I love and I’m not leaving without cooking lessons.” These were high on Patty Newth’s must-do list when after retirement. She had embarked on a trip to Italy as an exchange student. Little did she know that what she would bring home and share with… Read More »

The Secret to Living the Suite Life!

Mompreneur Lisa Chan has created a successful business by making life more comfortable for Vancouver visitors. She started out by renting out her own apartment, and today, 7 years later, Lisa’s company Suiteliving is one of the largest furnished rental companies in Vancouver. Here is my interview with Lisa Chan. DE: What is Suiteliving? LC:… Read More »

Business Spotlight: One Pinky

Weight Release & Body Image Expert Laura Fenamore supports women around the world to love who they see in the mirror. Having overcome her own battle with addiction, obesity, and eating disorders, Laura released 100 pounds 25 years ago.  She has chronicled this journey in her book, Weightless: The Be Good To Yourself Diet.  Through her guidance,… Read More »

How to Be Healthy On-The-Go!

In this modern world, we are super busy and end up eating out a lot. When food is prepared by someone else, it’s hard to know what all the ingredients are. In fact, there are many hidden ingredients and most restaurants load up on fats, sugars, and salt. Here are 5 Tips to Be Healthy… Read More »

How Different Would Your Life Be If Change Wasn’t So Hard

Every day I meet the most amazing women. What makes me sad is that very few of them believe that about themselves. It’s tough to be a woman today. The demands on your time usually mean that in any given moment you are disappointing somebody. When you are at work you worry that you are… Read More »

Branding Guru Shares Strategies for Success

I recently interviewed Julie Cottineau, an internationally-recognized branding expert. Julie is the founder and CEO of BrandTwist, a brand consultancy company that helps entrepreneurs and corporations build their brands and leverage them as business assets. Before starting her own company, Julie was the VP of Brand at Richard Branson’s Virgin Group overseeing branding strategy for… Read More »

Turning Your Passion into a Successful Business

Two women living on opposite coasts of the country have turned their passions into lucrative small businesses. Marilyn Horowitz is a script consultant, producer, college teacher and author of ‘how-to’ books about screenwriting. Across the country, Sharon Hoshida is parlaying her love for books and community events into opening an independent bookstore on State Street… Read More »

Kids and Advertising: How Childlike Honesty Can Help Your Business

If you want an honest answer – ask kids. Trust me, as a mom of three teenagers, I know! I’m loving the recent AT&T commercials using kids to make simple points about universal principles that we can all believe in. When asked the most basic of questions, kids’ stream of consciousness comments are astonishingly funny, memorable, and… Read More »