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Courtney Adeleye

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Courtney Adeleye

Courtney Adeleye is the CEO and founder of Mane Choice, a hair care products company.[1] She started with her own $500 investment and the company, as of 2018, has $50 million in sales.[2] Background and career Adeleye was raised in Detroit, Michigan.[3] While she was studying nursing at the University of Michigan she started to experiment with hair care products for herself. She started a YouTube channel that soon grew to have 100,000 members. Her products are now found in over 20,000 retail stores and include more than 90 hair treatments[4] and vitamins.[5][6] She was featured in Entrepreneur magazine[7] and on other outlets as a self-made entrepreneur to watch.[8] Philanthropy She started the program called Pay My Bill where she pays off a bill for one of her Instagram brand followers each month. She has paid off more than 150 bills to date.[2] She also helped during Hurricane Harvey in Texas by putting people up in hotels.[3] In August 2018 she received press from many outlets for gifting her daughter’

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Julie Greenwald

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Julie Greenwald

Julie Greenwald is an American music executive and Chairwoman and COO of Atlantic Records.[1][2] Early life Julie Greenwald was born to a Jewish family[3] in Catskill Mountains, New York. She graduated from Tulane University in 1992, double majoring in Political Science and English.[1] Career Julie's contributions at Atlantic Records include launching the following artists, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Cardi B. She got her start as a music executive at Def Jam Recordings in 1992 and became President of The Island Def Jam Music Group in 2002.[4] In 2004, she was named President of Atlantic Records and in 2006, was promoted to Chairman and COO of Atlantic Records.[5] Awards Billboard Women in Music: #1 Woman of Year (2010)[6] Billboard Women in Music: Executive of Year Honors (2015 & 2016)[7][8] Billboard Women in Music: Executives of the Year (2017)[9] References "Julie Greenwald | Management | Warner Music Group". Warner Music Group. Retrieved March 13, 2019. "Julie Greenwald | Var

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Sarah Kunst

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Sarah Kunst

Sarah Kunst is an African-American[1] entrepreneur and angel fund investor, she is currently the Managing Director of Cleo Capital.[2][3] Kunst has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel & Mohr Davidow Ventures[4] and was on the Board of Venture for America, She founded LA Dodgers backed Proday and has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment.[5][6][7]. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine.[8] In 2014 Kunst was one of the women entrepreneurs who came forward documenting a pattern of harassment by male colleagues in the tech industry, the incidents she surfaced contributed to the resignation of David McClure as General Partner of 500 Startups.[9][10] Kunst was named as a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair in 2018,[11] Marie Claire named her as one of six women who could teach you how to be a success before age 35[12], a Forbes 30 Under 30[13] and as one of the top 25 Afr

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Indre Deksnyte

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Indre Deksnyte

Indre Deksnyte (born July 30, 1983) is a European scientist and businesswoman.[1] Early life and education Deksnyte grew up in Scandinavia but her teenager years were spent in Lithuania. She started her early economics studies in Florida International University and later earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. She holds double Masters degree in Macroeconomics from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and Trento University, Italy. She also holds Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) of Economics from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Career Contributions to economics Deksnyte has made substantial contributions to the field of economics. Her work has focused specifically on the identification of economic factors relating to effective pricing and consumer demand as well as markers for economic disasters, and the development of new models and tools based on such indicators.[2] Factor identification for dynamic pricing One of Deksnyte’s major accomplishme

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Li Yang (entrepreneur)

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Li Yang (entrepreneur)

Li Yang may refer to: Li Yang (director) (born 1959), Chinese film director Li Yang (educator) (born 1969), Chinese educator and founder of Crazy English Li "Cindy" Yang (born c. 1973), Chinese-American massage parlor owner and Trump fundraiser Sportspeople Li Yang (ski jumper) (born 1980), Chinese ski jumper Li Yang (boxer) (born 1982), Chinese amateur featherweight boxer Li Yang (sport shooter) (born 1985), Chinese sports shooter Li Yang (rower) (born 1978), Chinese Olympic rower Lee Yang (born 1995), Taiwanese badminton player Li Yang (rugby union), Chinese rugby player who played in the 2006 Asian Games Li Yang (swimmer), participated in Swimming at the 2011 Military World Games Li Yang (footballer) (born 1997), Chinese footballer See also Yang Li (disambiguation) Liyang (disambiguation), for a list of places

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Maria Elvira Salazar

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Maria Elvira Salazar

Maria Elvira Salazar (born November 1, 1961) is a Cuban-American journalist and broadcast television presenter who worked for the Spanish-language network Telemundo for three decades after serving as a news anchor for Miami-based Mega TV. She has also worked for CNN Español and Univision.[1] She has appeared on Fox News and Fox Business. She was the Republican candidate for Florida's 27th congressional district in 2018. Early life and education Salazar was born in Miami, the daughter of Cuban exiles.[2] She grew up bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English. She spent part of her childhood in Puerto Rico. She studied at the Deerborne School of Coral Gables and graduated from Miami Dade College. In 1983, Salazar received a BA in Communications from the University of Miami, and in 1995 a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.[3] Journalism career Her journalistic debut began in 1983 as a general assignment reporter for Channel 23. In 1984 she ser

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Li Li Leung

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Li Li Leung

Li Li Leung (1973-1974)[2] is an American businesswoman and former artistic gymnast She became the president and CEO of USA Gymnastics in February 2019.[3] She was previously the vice president of the NBA.[4] Early life & education After commencing gymnastics training at the age of 7, Leung participated in the 1988 Junior Pan American Games in Puerto Rico where she placed third in the all-around in the youth division.[5] Following her club competitive career, she attended the University of Michigan where she competed for the Michigan Wolverines women's gymnastics team.[2] At Michigan, she was a three-time All-Academic Big Ten Conference competitor.[6] She graduated from Michigan in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology.[7] She later attended grad school at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she received an MBA in Business and Sport Management in 2003 from the Isenberg School of Management. References "UMass Alumna Li Li Leung Is Appointed President and CEO of USA Gymnastics". O

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Sophia Bekele

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Sophia Bekele

Sophia Bekele Eshete (Amharic: ሶፍያ በቀለ; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an international entrepreneur, and corporate executive, governance and risk management specialist, policy advisor on ICT, commentator and philanthropist.[1][2] As an entrepreneur, Bekele has founded and run various companies and initiatives. She is presently the founder and Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Group based in Mauritius and Kenya. She is the founder of a 6 year "Yes2dotAfrica" global awareness campaign, for re-branding Africa using the .africa top-level internet domain name[3][4][5] and ounder and CEO of tech start-ups, CBS International in California and SbCommunications Network (SbCnet) plc, based in Addis Ababa.[6][7][8][9] Aside from her entrepreneurship ventures, Bekele worked for multinational Fortune 500 Companies in the US.[10][11] She has frequently been quoted in the media for her views, as well as spoken regularly on international forums[12][13][14][5] and made public affairs commentary through published arti

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Florence Fang

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Florence Fang

The Flintstone House from Doran Memorial Bridge, 2007 Florence Fang (Chinese: 方李邦琴; born 1933/1934) is a Chinese-American businesswoman, publisher, and philanthropist active in the San Francisco area. She is the former owner of the San Francisco Examiner and other media titles and has been a fund-raiser for the Republican Party. She is the owner of The Flintstone House in Hillsborough, California, themed on The Flintstones cartoon series. Early life Fang was born Li Bangqin (Chinese: 李邦琴; Wade–Giles: Li Pang-ch'in)[2] in Beijing, and moved to Taiwan in 1949 with some of her family.[3] Fang lived in Taiwan until 1960, when she met and married John Ta Chuan Fang and they migrated to San Francisco.[3][4][5] Business career Fang and her husband bought Chinese language media titles, before expanding into English-language titles including AsianWeek and the San Francisco Independent.[4] By 2000, she had sold the "opulent" Grand Palace Restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown.[6] It had been the "scene of many p

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Kathy Cary

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Kathy Cary

Kathy Cary (born 1954)[1] is owner and executive chef at Lilly's Bistro in Louisville, Kentucky and a seven-time James Beard Award nominee.[2] Cary grew up on a farm and has been noted for her work in the farm-to-table movement,[3] emphasizing locally sourced ingredients.[4] In addition to Lilly's Bistro,[1] Cary also owns La Peche Gourmet To Go. In May 2015,[5] she competed on the Food Network's show Beat Bobby Flay.[6] Among other nominations, Cary was one of 20 semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Foundation's restaurant and chef awards.[7] In 2016, she was again named a semifinalist, one of 20 named to the foundation's "Best Chef: Southeast" list.[8] Cary's daughter Lilly Cary, for whom Lilly's Bistro is named, is now a pastry chef with a doughnut delivery service in Louisville.[9] References McMahan, Dana (April 11, 2014). "HerScene | The Goddesses of Louisville Food". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved 25 October 2016. Downs, Jere (May 10, 2016). "'Sourdough' recipe path to James Beard glory".

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Dana DuFine

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Dana DuFine

Dana DuFine is an American music manager and current AEG VP of Content Development, North America & Global.[1] In 2015, Dana was selected by Billboard as The 50 Most Powerful Executives in the Industry.[2] Career DuFine joined Irving Azoff's Frontline Management in 2005 and[3] managed the Grammy Award-winning band Velvet Revolver, and Stone Temple Pilots.[4][5] She became the personal manager and partner of the lead singer of Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland.[6][7][6][4] DuFine was appointed SVP/Head of West Coast Operations for MSGE booking for the Forum and Madison Square Garden in 2014.[8] Billboard named her as one of the Top 50 Women in Music 2015,[2] as well as Billboard 's #2 and Billboard #4 The World's 10 Top-Grossing Concert Venues and the Execs in 2015.[9] DuFine is currently Anschutz Entertainment Group AEG VP of Content Development for North America and Global, leading programming and booking for all AEG facilities worldwide since 2017.[10] Awards Billboard Wome

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Teresa Meng

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Teresa Meng

Teresa Huai-Ying Meng (Chinese: 孟懷縈; pinyin: Mèng Huáiyíng; born 1961) is a Taiwan-born academician and entrepreneur. She is the Reid Weaver Dennis Professor of Electrical Engineering, Emerita, at Stanford University, and founder of Atheros Communications, a wireless semiconductor company acquired by Qualcomm, Inc. Early life and education Meng, born and raised in Taiwan, graduated from the National Taiwan University with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988 and 1985, respectively. She is the daughter of Shih-Ko Meng, an industrial engineer by training, who foresaw the importance of IC technology and co-founded the first semiconductor manufacturing company in Taiwan in the 1970s. Meng's mother was an accountant. Career She joined the Stanford faculty in 1988.[1] Her research activities in the first 10 years focused on low-power circuit and system design, video signal

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Hannah Sabbagh Shakir

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Hannah Sabbagh Shakir

Hannah Sabbagh Shakir (1895-1990) was a Lebanese-American businesswoman who co-founded the Lebanese-Syrian Ladies' Aid Society of Boston and served as its first president. The Society's fundraising events made it a center of social life for Boston's Arabic-speaking community for many years. Shakir was also an entrepreneur who went from working in a factory to owning a successful clothing factory. She is remembered on the Boston Women's Heritage Trail.[1] Early life She was born in 1895 in a small village in the mountains of Lebanon.[2] In 1907, she migrated with her family to the United States. At the age of fourteen she began working in the textile mills of Fall River, Massachusetts.[3] She said in an interview later, "We made gingham. I learned to operate the looms, six big looms, just like a man. I did it very well."[4] As a young woman she worked as a stitcher in a Boston textile factory.[1] Lebanese-Syrian Ladies' Aid Society On November 13, 1917, Hannah Sabbagh Shakir and 26 other immigrant women fr

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Anne Shymer

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Anne Shymer

Anne Shymer, born Anne C. Justice (May 30, 1879 in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana – May 7, 1915 in North Atlantic) was an American chemist and the president of the United States Chemical Company. Anne Shymer, photo taken by family on May 1, 1915 Life Anne Shymer was born in 1879 in the small city of Logansport in Indiana. Her mother Grace Justice supported Anne's interest in chemistry and ensured that she received a wide range of education. Anne studied at the University of Cornell. She married a wealthy man named Paterson. The couple lived in Great Britain until Paterson died unexpectedly. The young widow moved back to the United States and resumed her work. She conducted various experiments and multiple test series in a private laboratory in New York City. On January 16, 1911, Shymer married the British businessman Robert D. Shimer and Americanized his surname to Shymer. The couple separated after only four weeks. In the meantime, Anne achieved her biggest success as a chemist and founded the United

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Khalia Collier

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Khalia Collier

Khalia Collier is the owner and general manager of the St. Louis Surge, a women's professional basketball team playing in the Global Women's Basketball Association (GWBA).[1] Collier also serves as a Program Coordinator at the Saint Louis University Chaifetz School of Business.[2] Life and career Collier was born and raised in St. Louis.[3] Collier played for Fort Zumwalt South High School and college basketball at Columbia College and Missouri Baptist University.[3][4] Graduating with a degree in communications, Collier went on to work for a Fortune 500 company, but quickly returned to basketball, purchasing the Surge in 2011.[5] As a member of the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League, the Surge won two championships under Collier's direction.[6] As of 2019, the Surge have moved to the GWBA, where Collier also serves as the league's commissioner.[7][1] The Surge play home games at the Washington University in St. Louis Field House.[8] References Henderson, Andrea Y. "St. Louis Surge Owner Shoots For Mo

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Kathleen Sims

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Kathleen Sims

Kathleen Sims (June 6, 1942 – July 5, 2019) was an American politician. She served as a Republican Idaho State Representative for District 4 in the B seat for 2010 to 2016.[1] She was previously appointed as the Idaho State Senator for District 4 to fill the vacancy when Jack Riggs resigned to serve as lieutenant governor; Sims served from 2000 until 2002. Early life and career Sims was born in Spokane, Washington. She graduated from North Idaho Junior College with a degree in accounting. Sims owned the Honda Auto and Motorcycle dealership in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.[2] Elections and legislative service At the Idaho Republican Party Convention held at Nampa, Idaho June 2016 Sims along with Blackfoot sheepherder Mike Duff lost against incumbent Steve Yates for State Chair of the party.[3][4] Idaho House of Representatives District 4 Seat B 2016 Sims lost the Republican primary election to Paul Amador, 48.4% to 51.6%.[5] 2012 Sims was unopposed in the Republican Primary.[6] She defeated Democratic challen

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Ashley Olsen

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Ashley Olsen

Ashley Fuller Olsen (born June 13, 1986) is an American fashion designer, businesswoman, author, and former actress and producer. She began her acting career one year after her birth, sharing the role of Michelle Tanner with her twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen in the television sitcom, Full House (1987–1995). They also starred in numerous films together. In 1993, the production company Dualstar Entertainment Group was founded, which produced a long string of TV movies and direct-to-video releases featuring the girls; they starred in Passport to Paris (1999), Our Lips Are Sealed (2000), Winning London (2001), Holiday in the Sun (2001) and in the television series, So Little Time (2001–2002). They starred in, Getting There (2002), When in Rome (2002), The Challenge (2003) and made cameos in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). The last film she starred in with her twin sister was New York Minute (2004). She continued with her acting career independently, appearing with a few guest-star roles in films and in a

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Deirdre Quinn (entrepreneur)

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Deirdre Quinn (entrepreneur)

Deirdre Quinn is an American businesswoman. She is the co-founder and CEO of Lafayette 148, a New York-based fashion house.[1] She is also the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient. Biography Deirdre Quinn grew up in Cresskill, New Jersey, as the daughter of Irish immigrants. She studied fashion design in college in Miami, Florida. She began her fashion career with Liz Claiborne, becoming vice president of operations at the age of 28.[2] Subsequently she held executive roles at Donna Karan and Escada. She has travelled to over 70 countries as part of her work.[3][4] In 1996, Quinn established Lafayette 148, a women’s fashion brand, with Shen Yen Siu and Ida Siu.[5] When Shen Yen Siu passed away in 2013, Quinn assumed the role of CEO of the company.[6] Under her leadership, the company has reported a revenue of $200 million as of July 2019[7] with the collection available in 400 stores in North America and China.[8][9] Quinn is a Trustee of the Fashion Institute of Technology, an

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Tara Sweeney

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Tara Sweeney

Tara Sweeney is an American businessperson, Alaska Native activist and political operative that since 2018 serves as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, overseeing the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education at the United States Department of the Interior. Background and education A daughter of teachers Bryan and Eileen MacLean, Sweeney grew up in Wainwright, Bethel, and Unalakleet and Utqiagvik in rural Alaska. Her mother served as a representative in the Alaska Legislature.[1] She is an Iñupiaq and a member of the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.[2] One of her ancestors translated the Bible into the Inupiaq language.[3] In 1991, she graduated from Barrow High School. She went on to earn a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1998.[3] Career Tara Sweeney being sworn in for her new role at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. For almost two decades she has worked for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) with subsidiaries, in vario

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Corinne Griffith

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Corinne Griffith

Corinne Griffith (né Griffin; November 21, 1894 – July 13, 1979) was an American film actress, producer, author and businesswoman. Dubbed "The Orchid Lady of the Screen,"[3] she was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful actress of the silent film era. In addition to her beauty, Griffith achieved critical recognition for her performance in Frank Lloyd's The Divine Lady (1929), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. A native of Texas, Griffith pursued a film career after winning a beauty contest in Southern California. In 1916, she signed a contract with Vitagraph Studios, appearing in numerous films for the studio through the remainder of the decade. In 1920, she began making films for First National Pictures, and became one of the studio's bigger stars. In the mid-1920s, she began executive-producing features, and served as a producer on 1925's Déclassée and Classified, both of which she starred. In the latter part of the 1920s, Griffith's film career slowed, though she

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Ella Russell

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Ella Russell

Ella Mundhenke Russell (c. 1868 – 6 March 1956) was an American suffragette, businessperson, and politician. She was president of the Everett Suffrage Club. Russell "famously defended women's right to vote before a crowd of 6,500 during a Billy Sunday crusade", and advanced the women's suffrage cause in the city of Everett and the state of Washington.[1] In 1924, she won the nomination as the Republican candidate for the state senate in her district, but was defeated at the election by a Republican "sticker" candidate. Biography Russell was born in Illinois in about 1868,[2] the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Mundhenke.[3][4] She had worked as a schoolteacher in Illinois for five years, and in Washington for two years.[5] She married Charles E. Russell, a wood shingle miller,[6] with whom she had four daughters and a son.[2][6][5] Russell assisted her husband with the shingle business during his lifetime, and carried on operating the mill after his death in 1925.[6] Political career In 1910, Russell was

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Jane Buckingham

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Jane Buckingham

Jane Ruth Buckingham (née Rinzler; born 1968) is an American author and businesswoman who started the consumer insights firm Trendera. She was also convicted of fraud in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.[2][3] Early career At the age of 16, Buckingham wrote the book Teens Speak Out,[4] a report from teens on their most intimate thoughts, feelings and hopes for the future.[5] After working in advertising at BBDO New York, FCB/Leber Katz New York and Houston Effler Boston, she started her own youth-focused trend-forecasting firm, Youth Intelligence, in 1996. Career Youth Intelligence Youth Intelligence is a youth-focused consumer insights company that focuses on "Generations X and Y" (i.e. ages 14–39). While running Youth Intelligence, Buckingham published The Cassandra Report, a trend forecasting study used by large companies.[6] The company worked with clients including Chanel, Fox Broadcasting, MTV, Levis, and Procter & Gamble.[7] In 2003, Buckingham sold Youth Intelligence to the Los An

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Olivia Friedman

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Olivia Friedman

Doctor Olivia P. Friedman is an International Negotiator [1] and an American Businesswoman.[2] Work Women of Wealth In July 2018, Friedman was nominated for a Leadership & Business Award by Women of Wealth Magazine's CEO, Lei Lewis.[3][4] UN Ambassador She is mentioned on United Nations SDG's Partnership Platform as a Spiritual Ambassador.[5] Huntsville Centre for Peace & Human Rights In Alabama's Huntsville County, United Nations Association of the United States of America is regulated by P. Friedman (Director).[6][7] Institute of Higher Global Studies In 2012, Friedman joined the Institute for Higher Global Studies.[8] Friedman is a Deputy Director of IHGS,[9] which was established to address the needs unmet by entities participating in event at United Nations Headquarters.[10] IHGS in July 2019 launched Alabama's First Online Court Mediator Training Suite, developed by Friedman for live training. Restorative Justice 2019 – ‘New Chicago’ Friedman, as Restorative Justice Advocate on ‘New

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Sally Milgrim

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Sally Milgrim

Sally Milgrim (née Noble; April 21, 1898 – June 16, 1994) was an American businesswoman and fashion designer. She notably designed the dress Eleanor Roosevelt wore to her husband's first inaugural ball. Early life and education Milgrim was born as Sally Noble on April 21, 1898, to immigrant parents Philip and Tillie Noble.[1] When she was 16 years old, she was married off to Charles Milgrim, who co-operated a family suit business on the Lower East Side of New York City.[2] Career 1940 advertisement featuring a dress by Milgrim At her husband's business, Milgrim began displaying her own dress designs to appeal to the female consumers.[1] By 1922, her dress designs were sold across twenty-nine states[3] and she was recruited to design clothes for Broadway productions.[1] Milgrim eventually opened her own store on 57th Street near Fifth Avenue in 1927.[4] Due to her popularity, Milgrim was forced to move into a larger space on Fifty-Seventh Street to sell her designs. Her building was designed by architec

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Rhoda May Knight Rindge

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Rhoda May Knight Rindge

Rhoda May Knight Rindge, (b. 1864, d. 1941),[1] also known as May Rindge[2] or May K., was an American businesswoman. She was known as the Queen of Malibu[3][4] as well as the Founding Mother of Malibu[5] and L.A.'s first high-profile female environmentalist.[3] She holds the distinction of being the first female to serve as president of a railroad company.[6][7] Additionally, she founded Marblehead Land Company in 1921,[8][9] and most notably, the Malibu Potteries in 1926,[10][11] the first business in Malibu. The company originated Malibu tile, and the venture became one of Southern California's most successful of its kind alongside Catalina Pottery, Gladding, McBean, and Batchelder tile.[12][10][5] Rindge also founded the Malibu Movie Colony,[13] building and renting cottages—and later selling them—to early Hollywood stars such as Bing Crosby, Gloria Swanson, and Mary Pickford.[14][15][16][13] She fought bitterly[16][3] to preserve her family's rancho, the Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit[13][3] which extende

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Teresa Knox is an American businesswoman. She is the founder and former CEO of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College, she converted the colleges from a for-profit corporation to a public charity in 2015. In 2018, she bought the recording studio, The Church Studio along with her husband, Ivan Acosta. She is also the current owner of Harwelden, a 1923 built mansion. She is the former chairperson of Knox Laboratory Services, which she sold in 2005. Early life and career Knox was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated in MBA from Oral Roberts University.[1] She started her professional career as a dental assistant for 7 years. After that, she had an idea of opening a dental assisting school, Community Care College, which she founded in 1995.[2] Later, she also founded its two campuses Clary Sage College and Oklahoma Technical College in 2009.[3] After 20 years, she converted colleges from for-profit organizations to nonprofit organizations in 2015. The colleges were acquir

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Juju Castaneda

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Juju Castaneda

Juliette "Juju" Castaneda (born March 21, 1981), also known by her nickname Juju C. or by her pen name Juliet C., is an American media personality, author, actress and businesswoman. She rose to prominence as a main cast member of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York and she subsequently appeared as a supporting cast member on its spin-off show, Love & Hip Hop: Miami. Castaneda released her debut novel, Secrets of a Jewel, in January 2017. Career In 2012, Castaneda was reportedly approached by Mona Scott-Young to appear as a cast member on the third season of VH1's reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York, but she turned it down.[2] In April 2014, Castaneda was featured on rapper Cam'ron's track "Devil" and the song was later included in the extended play, 1st of the Month Vol. 3.[3][4] She made her New York Fashion Week debut in the fall of 2014, walking for Mark McNairy.[5] In December 2016, Castaneda joined the supporting cast of the seventh season of Love

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Rhoda Adamson

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Rhoda Adamson

Rhoda Agatha Rindge Adamson (April 20, 1893-April 2, 1962) also known as Rhoda Agatha Adamson or simply Rhoda Adamson, was the co-founder and secretary-treasurer[1] of Adohr Farms and Adohr Dairy & Creamery, one of Southern California's largest and most successful dairies.[2][3][4][5][6][7] She was the daughter of Rhoda May Knight Rindge and Frederick Hastings Rindge and wife to Merritt Huntley Adamson.[8] Early life Adamson was born Rhoda Agatha Rindge, the middle child of Rhoda May Knight Rindge and Frederick Hastings Rindge,[9] transplants to California from Michigan and Massachusetts, respectively. The family lived in Santa Monica as well as a Victorian mansion in Malibu Canyon, on the Rindge's 13,315-acre ranch. The ranch home was destroyed in 1903 fire;[10] from there on out, the family only camped in Malibu when visiting the family ranch. Otherwise, they no longer lived in Santa Monica, but rather a 25-room mansion in West Adams Heights, known as the Frederick Hastings Rindge House.[11] Adamson

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Crystal English Sacca

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Crystal English Sacca

Crystal English Sacca is an American venture investor and author. She is known for her work in advertising, her New York Times bestselling book, for being an early investor in Uber and Blue Bottle Coffee through Lowercase Capital, and for her philanthropy. Early life and education Sacca attended attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She graduated with a B.S. in Foreign Service. Career Advertising and the arts Through the early 2000s, Sacca worked in advertising, serving as art director to clients such as Audi, Intel, Barclays, HBO, Sprint, and Napster.[1] She received a Cannes Lion, Two Gold Cannes Cyberlions, and other awards. She was named an ADC Young Gun,[2][3] one of AdWeek’s "Best Creatives You Don’t Know."[4][5][6][7][8] More recently, she served as producer of the stage production of Mike Birbiglia’s The New One in 2018.[9] Investing Sacca is a partner at angel investing fund Lowercase Capital and the co-founder of Lowercarbon Capital, a fund dedicated

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Sarah Shearer

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Sarah Shearer

The woman on the left is thought to be Sarah Shearer,[1] Sarah D. Shearer, also known as "Sal" or "Sallie", (3 September 1848 – 1 October 1909)[2] was the owner of a brothel in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the 1890s, the women in the brothel were the subjects of a secret collection of photographs made by William Goldman that was published in 2018. Early life and family Sarah Shearer was born on 3 September 1848. Career Shearer was the owner of a brothel in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the 1890s, the women in the brothel were the subjects of a secret collection of photographs made by William Goldman that was published in 2018. Death Shearer died from diabetes on 1 October 1909.[3] References Johnson, Robert Flynn. (2018) Working Girls: An American Brothel, circa 1892. The Secret Photographs of William Goldman. New York: Glitterati Editions. pp. 31 & 214. ISBN 9781943876587 Johnson, p. 29. "Mrs. Sarah Fisher", Reading Eagle, 1 October 1909. External links https://www.familysearch.org/ark

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Sallie Shearer

One of Shearer's "girls"[2] Sarah D. "Sallie" Shearer (née Fisher; 1848 – 1 October 1909) was an American brothel-keeper in Reading, Pennsylvania. She married the artist Christopher Shearer who abandoned her and their sons to study in Europe, and whom she subsequently divorced. In 1880 she was working as a dressmaker but by 1883 she was working in the sex business and eventually opened a high-class "parlor house" (brothel) of her own. Despite frequent brushes with the law and serving at least one jail sentence, she was financially successful and able to buy property and keep a fancy carriage. In the 1890s, the women of her house were the subjects of a secret collection of photographs made by local photographer William Goldman that was published in book form in 2018. She died of diabetes and was buried in a lavish casket at the Lutheran cemetery in Reading. Early life and family Sarah Fisher was born in 1848,[3] in Muhlenberg Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania.[4] She married the landscape painter Ch

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Elvina Beck

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Elvina Beck

Elvina Beck is an American entrepreneur, councilwoman, and videographer. She is known for founding Californian coliving company PodShare[2][3], where she also serves as CEO.[2] Early life and education Beck was born in Moscow, USSR in 1985[1]. In 1990, when the wall fell, Beck emigrated to Brooklyn, New York City with her parents, Elvira and Antony[3][4]. After an initial period of support from the Russian community in Brooklyn (a period which Beck has credited as formative in her positive views of community and sharing[5]), the family moved to Livingston, New Jersey. Beck was educated at Livingston High School[6][7], and Pepperdine University, Malibu, graduating in Political Science in 2008[6][5]. Early acting and modeling career From her late teens, Beck worked as a model[6] and actress[8], with her roles including CSI: NY[9] and commercials for Skechers, Wells Fargo, Xbox, Yoplait, Apple (iphone 5 manual). Transition to videography In her early twenties, growing disaffected with the lack of control o

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Linda Rodin

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Linda Rodin

Linda Rodin (born 1947/1948)[1] is an American beauty entrepreneur, model, and former stylist. Biography Rodin worked as a model in the 1960s and 70s.[2][3] She then built a career as a boutique owner in Soho,[1] a buyer at Henri Bendel, and a stylist for Victoria's Secret, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.[2][4][5] In 2008, she founded her beauty company, Rodin, from her kitchen in Chelsea, New York City.[4][6] It was acquired by Estée Lauder in 2014.[4] Initially focused on facial oils, the company now also produces hand creams, body oils, fragrances, and soaps.[4][6] After a forty-year hiatus from modelling, Rodin began modelling again in her 60s, working with such brands as J.Crew and The Row.[7][3] She has been recognized for her distinct personal style (described in Vogue as "silver hair, oversize glasses, and bright lipstick"),[5] which has earned her a wide following on social media and attention from fashion media.[2][4][5] References Georgiou, Kiki (9 May 2016). "A Rodin Masterpiece". The Independ

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Jo Copeland

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Jo Copeland

Jo Copeland (1899– March 20, 1982) was an American fashion designer. She received the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1944. Early life and education Copeland was born in New York City in 1899 to parents Samuel and Minna Copeland, however her mother died during childbirth.[1] Copeland was educated in New York at Parsons School of Design and Art Students League of New York.[2] Career After graduating from the Parsons School of Design, she began working as a designer which paid enough to help put her older brothers through Harvard Law School.[1] Copeland began selling her own designs as a commercial artist to manufacturing firms[3] and was hired by Pattulo Models Inc in 1920 as a fashion illustrator.[4] After World War II led to the liberation of Paris, Copeland began looking at other sources of inspiration for fashion including China and South America.[5] She also persuaded other American fashion designers to become independent from Paris' influence.[4] Copeland was so determined to not be influenced by Par

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Lauren Wesley Wilson

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Lauren Wesley Wilson

Lauren Wesley Wilson is a US entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of ColorComm, Inc.[1] Life and career In 2011, Lauren founded ColorComm, Inc. a national professional membership organization with chapters across the US. The company serves professionals working in diversity & inclusion, communications, marketing, advertising, media and digital industries.[2][3] Lauren is a contributor at Forbes, where she writes on diversity & inclusion and women of color in business. Lauren has also worked in political communications serving as a Communications Director at Capitol Hill and as a media strategist for President Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.[4] Following the campaign, Lauren worked for several years as a Communications Strategist at Qorvis/MSL overseeing media strategy for international governments and consumer brands.[5] In 2017, Lauren was selected to serve on the jury at Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France. As a juror, Lauren reviewed advertising and marketing campaigns focused on gende

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Frieda Rapoport Caplan

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Frieda Rapoport Caplan

Frieda Rapoport Caplan (August 10, 1923 — January 18, 2020) was an American businesswoman who was the founder of Frieda's Inc., a specialty produce company in Los Alamitos, California. She created the specialty produce industry in the United States and revolutionized the fresh produce industry. Early life Caplan was born Frieda Rapoport in downtown Los Angeles on August 10, 1923.[1][2] Her parents, Solomon and Rose Yanowa Rapoport,[1] were Jewish Russian immigrants.[3] She was raised in Highland Park. Her father worked for a clothing manufacturer as a pattern cutter, and her mother was a homemaker.[1] She attended UCLA, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science in 1945.[1][4] Caplan never learned to cook.[5] Career Caplan worked in a law office and a nylon factory before the birth of her first child.[6] In 1955 she had her first child and was looking for a job with flexible hours that allowed her to breastfeed.[1] Relatives of her husband managed a produce company, Giumarra B

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Patricia Morgan (transgender woman)

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Patricia Morgan (transgender woman)

Patricia Anne Morgan (also known as Patricia Anne Glavocich,[1] born Henry Peter Glavocich, 12 March 1939[2][3] – died 1986?[1]) was an American businesswoman and former sex worker who became, in the early 1960s, one of the earliest people to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the United States.[4] She was one of the patients of the pioneering surgeon Elmer Belt.[5] In 1973, she published her autobiography, The Man-Maid Doll,[3][6] in which she describes her experience of early experimental surgery in detail.[7] References "Patricia Morgan (1939 - ?1986) sex worker, business woman". A Gender Variance Who's Who. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2020-03-02. Drag. Digital Transgender Archive. Lee's Mardi Gras Enterprises, Inc. 1974. pp. inside front cover.CS1 maint: others (link) Morgan, Patricia, 1939 March 12-. The Man-Maid Doll. Hoffman, Paul. Secaucus, New Jersey. ISBN 0-8184-0158-3. OCLC 2405165.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link) Female Mimics. 1. Digital Transgender Archive. Selbee Asso

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Toya Johnson

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Toya Johnson

Antonia "Toya" Johnson (born October 26, 1983) is an American reality television personality, rapper, businesswoman, and author. She wrote a book called Priceless Inspirations,[1] as well a memoir titled In My Own Words..My Real Reality, How To Lose A Husband, and You Just Don't Get It with her daughter, Reginae Carter.[2] She owns a boutique called G.A.R.B.,[3] in New Orleans, Louisiana, and GARB Shoetique in Smyrna, Georgia.[4] Johnson starred in her own reality show on BET called Toya: A Family Affair[5] which consisted of 16 episodes of one season in 2011. Early life Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Anita Johnson-Andrews and Walter Johnson.[6] Career In 2009, Johnson and Tameka "Tiny" Harris from the R&B group Xscape (also wife of rapper T.I.) starred on a reality show on BET called Tiny and Toya. Personal life At age 12, Toya and rapper, Lil Wayne met when she was at a corner store and Wayne was standing outside in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became pregna

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Maude Mayberg

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Maude Mayberg

Madame Yale Maude Mayberg, also known as Madame Yale, was a beauty products and patent medicine entrepreneur and saleswoman. Early life Maude Mayberg was born in 1852.[1] Career Mayberg said that around 1890 at age 38, she had found an elixer she called Fruitcura which had transformed her from illness to health after physicians had given up helping her.[1] She said the miraculous cure inspired her to share Fruitcura with her "sisters in misery."[1] By 1890 she started calling herself Madame Yale.[1][2] Stories of women who weren't helped by physicians were central to her sales pitch.[1] As Madame Yale she "preached her 'Religion of Beauty'" starting in 1892 through a series of "Beauty Talks" in which she discussed beautiful women in history, including Helen of Troy and Diana, and sold lotions and beauty potions that she said had transformed her from a "sallow, fat, exhausted woman" into one of the beauties of the day.[1] Her products included "Skin Food," "Elixir of Beauty," "Blush of Youth," "Blood Ton

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Corrin Campbell

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Corrin Campbell

Corrin Campbell (born October 12, 1988) is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Corrin was an active-duty soldier in the United States Army, stationed with United States Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, KY from 2011 to 2017. Campbell was the only original music artist to be endorsed by a branch of the military.[1] She is also a Co-Founder and the Director of Growth at Indepreneur.[2] Biography Hailing from Duluth, Minnesota, Corrin joined the United States Army and served as a bass guitar player and vocalist in the Army Band Field. In addition to regular bandsman duties, she also participated in the 2003 U.S. Army Soldier Show: a 90-minute live musical review showcasing active duty soldiers. The show assembled in six weeks and then toured for 7 months in the continental United States, Cuba, and portions of Korea. Crowds would range from 100 to 13,000 people. During this time she was featured in promotional TV and radio interviews while on tour, and also performed behind Wynonna Judd at t

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Andrea Catsimatidis

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Andrea Catsimatidis

Andrea Catsimatidis has been the chair of the Manhattan Republican Party since 2017. She is a New York native and socialite[1] and daughter of John Catsimatidis.[2] She studied business at New York University and chaired the New York University College Republicans. She graduated from NYU with a B.S. in Business Management and double minors in Political Science and Communications. The New York Post's Jon Levine called her a "rising GOP star" in 2019.[3] She was elected chair of the Manhattan Republican party in 2017, a position she has held since then.[4][5] In January 2019, she appeared on CNN to discuss the government shutdown.[1] She is an executive of the Red Apple Group and is a Principal of Red Apple Real Estate, Vice President of First Federal Guarantee Insurance Company, and Managing Director of Gristedes Supermarkets. In 2011, she married Christopher Nixon Cox, Richard Nixon's grandson.[6] They divorced in 2014.[3][7] References Rogers, Taylor Nicole. "Meet the self-proclaimed 'billionaire heir

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Renée Elliott

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Renée Elliott

Renée Elliott (born 1965) is an American businesswoman, serial entrepreneur and the founder of Planet Organic, the first organic supermarket in the UK.[1][2][3] Early life and education Elliott grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi, a small town in south-east America. She studied English and minored in health care.[1][4] Career Elliott founded Planet Organic, the UK's first organic supermarket, in London in 1995.[5][6] In 2018, Elliott sold a stake of Planet Organic to Inverleith, a Scottish private equity firm. The deal was estimated at around $15 million.[7] Additional affiliations Elliott serves on the Soil Association's catering mark standards committee.[3] Works Elliott published her first book, a family cookbook, in 2012[8] and her second book What to Eat & How to Eat it in 2017.[9] Recognitions The Independent credited Elliott as the "woman who kickstarted the UK's organic food scene back in the Nineties".[2] Personal life Elliott is married to Brian and has three children. They live in

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Jennifer Arcuri

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Jennifer Arcuri

Jennifer Marie Arcuri (born February 1985)[1] is an American technology entrepreneur. She lived in London from 2011 to 2018, before moving back to California. Self-described as an "ethical hacker",[2] she founded the white hat consultancy Hacker House in 2016[3][4] and organised the Innotech Network from 2012. Her friendship with the then Mayor of London Boris Johnson from 2012 came to national attention in the UK in September 2019 when he became Prime Minister, triggering investigations into alleged conflicts of interest.[5] Career Arcuri previously lived in California and New York.[6] At university, she studied politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, theatre at Pace University in New York, filmmaking at the University of Southern California, and film at the American University in Paris for a summer. She briefly modelled and acted, including in a short film titled Commute.[5] In California, she worked in film, including digital distribution, and production, sending a short film titled La Valise to

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Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong (born 1967) is a Cameroonian born technology entrepreneur and also the founder and CEO of AppsTech. She is best known for her work promoting technology in Africa. Enonchong has been a recipient of various awards from organizations such as the World Economic Forum. Forbes listed her as one of the 10 Female Tech Founders To Watch In Africa during 2014. Early life and education Enonchong was born in Cameroon in 1967.[1] Her father was Dr. Henry Ndifor Abi Enonchong, who was a well-known barrister in Cameroon. While Enonchong was growing up in Cameroon, her father helped create the Federal Cameroon Bar Association and its successor, the Cameroon Bar Association. In her teens, Enonchong moved to the US with her family.[2] While studying, she took up a job selling door-to-door newspaper subscriptions from the age of 15. She later became a manager at the same company at the age of 17.[3] Enonchong attended the Catholic University of America, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degre

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Nina Dudnik

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Nina Dudnik

Nina Dudnik is a social entrepreneur, science diplomacy advocate, and the founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, a US-based nonprofit organization investing in building scientific capacity in the developing world. Dudnik founded the organization in 2003 as a graduate student studying at Harvard University, where she received her PhD in molecular biology. Education and early career Dudnik received her Bachelors of Science in biochemistry from Brown University. Between college and graduate school, she worked in agricultural development as a consultant for CGIAR (Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) in Italy, and then became a Fulbright scholar in Cote d’Ivoire.[1] After her year in Africa, she returned to the United States to attend Harvard University, where she received her PhD in molecular biology. She did her doctoral work in the laboratory of Dr. Kami Ahmad, where she ultimately published her dissertation, "Histone dimers on the move: Nucleosome assembly systems for H2A and H2AV in Drosop

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Ryann Richardson

Ryann Richardson is a political activist, tech entrepreneur, and the 50th Anniversary Miss Black America. She co-founded ExecThread, a networking platform for executives, and founded Ellington Lafayette Co., a tech incubator with a focus on supporting "women, people of color, and other marginalized communities." Early life and activism Richardson was interested in politics from a young age, describing herself as "a weird nine-year-old watching impeachment proceedings on TV."[2] However, she says it wasn't until college that she really began to experience and understand how systemic inequality effects women of color.[1] She worked in the tech industry as a marketer for 10 years, and was the youngest honoree on Savoy Magazine’s list of Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.[3] Richardson began speaking on issues of social equity, representation, and culture in 2019, and gave a TED Talk in 2020. She actively supported Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and was

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Stephanie Lin

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Stephanie Lin

Stephanie Lin (Chinese: 林奕帆; pinyin: lín yì fan) is an American TV journalist based in Northern California.[1] Her reporting has taken viewers to the front-lines of California's devastating wildfires, given voice to the afflicted and shut-down consumer scams. Most notably, Stephanie covered President Trump's 2018 tour of Northern California as a member of the White House Press Pool. [2] Lin is also Miss Asian America 2015 and is recognized by Girls in Tech as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Women in Tech.[3][4] Career and education Lin was born in Mountain View, California on October 18, the oldest of three siblings. Lin received a B.A. in Mass Communications and Minor in Chinese from UC Berkeley in 2008. Lin is a two time recipient of The Cal Alumni Leadership Award, a merit-based scholarship that recognizes UC Berkeley students who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work or community environments.[5] Broadcast news While reporting in Chico, California with KHSL-TV,

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Rose Morgan

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Rose Morgan

Rose Meta Morgan (born August 9, 1912 died 2008) was the owner and operator of the largest beauty parlor for African American women. She was also among the founders of New York’s only black-owned commercial banks, the Freedom National Bank.[1] Early life Morgan was one of nine children, the daughter of Chaptle Morgan, a former sharecropper turned businessman, and Winnie Robinson, a homemaker. She was born in Mississippi and was raised in Chicago.[2] Career She attended the Morris School of Beauty. After she styled Ethel Waters’s hair in 1938 the performer invited her to New York City. She began by renting a booth in Sugar Hill salons and six month’s later, Morgan opened her salon- Rose Meta’s House of Beauty, in an old mansion. [2] By 1946, the salon had 29 employees including stylists, masseurs, and nurses. In 1955, the facility relocated and reopened under a new name, Rose Morgan’s House of Beauty, with  additional departments including dressmaking and charm school spread over five floors. [3] A wig sa

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Maria Beasley

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Maria Beasley

Maria Beasley's life raft patent, April 6, 1880. Maria E. Beasley (née Kenny)[1] was an entrepreneur and inventor. She is best known for her barrel-making machines and her improvements to the life raft, and she held fifteen different patents in the United States and two in Great Britain.[2] Biography Personal life Beasley was born Maria Kenny in 1847[3]. Little is known of her upbringing or education. It is unclear how she was inspired to become an inventor, though some speculate that she was influenced by the Centennial Exhibition (and specifically the Women’s Pavilion) in 2226. She was married to Samuel Beasley in 1865,[2] and ran the household in addition to her business and creative pursuits. Philadelphia directories from 1880-1890 (with one break in 1887) list her as a dressmaker,[2] despite her filing several patents and developing a barrel-making business during that time. Between 1891 and 1896, Chicago directories listed her occupation as inventor.[2]  Beasley died in 1904. Inventions Beasley's f

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Anne Sceia Klein

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Anne Sceia Klein

Anne Sceia Klein is an American businesswoman and communications specialist. She is the founder and former president of the Anne Klein Communications Group (AKCG).[1][2] Early life and education As one of 12 women in her class, Klein graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964.[3] Career Klein started her career in marketing at a predecessor of SEPTA.[1] In January 1982, Klein founded her own public relations agency Anne Klein & Associates in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The company focuses on expert strategic planning, crisis and issues communications and community outreach.[1][4] In 1985, Gerhart Klein, her husband, joined the company as Executive Vice President, general counsel and chief technology officer. Klein served as the company’s President until 2014, when she sold the firm to Chris Lukach, and has since served in an advisory role.[5] Since she left the company, Klein has focused on philanthropic efforts together with her husband Gerhart Klein.[2] Works Klei

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