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Sue Khim

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Sue Khim

Sue Khim is an American education entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and current CEO of Brilliant.org, an educational platform and online community that features problems and courses in mathematics, physics, quantitative finance, and computer science.[1] She also co-founded edtech start-up Alltuition, which helped students find low-cost college loans and assisted with financial aid forms.[2] In 2012, she was named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in education.[3] Career Originally from South Korea, Khim immigrated with her family to the United States when she was a baby. She grew up in Chicago and attended public schools. After studying mathematics for 3 years, Khim left the University of Chicago to start her own company, Alltuition, which sought to simplify the process of obtaining financial aid for students.[4] Khim co-founded Alltuition with 2 others and raised a seed round of funding.[5] Eventually, Khim and company received venture funding and decided to work on something else to expand education for studen

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Jamie Sherrill

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Jamie Sherrill

Jamie Sue Sherrill, also known as Nurse Jamie, is an American nurse and celebrity skin expert.[1][2][3][4][5][6] She is a contributor on Extra[7][8][9] and E! News[10] .[11][12] Sherrill is the co-owner of Beauty Park Medical Spa in Santa Monica, California.[13][14] She also has her own line of beauty care products called Nurse Jamie.[15][16][17] References Mackenzie, Macela (June 6, 2016). "Cupping Facials Are the Weird New Face Treatment Kim Kardashian Swears By". Allure. Retrieved March 4, 2018. Capretto, Lisa (September 23, 2015). "3 Subtle Signs You're Over-Exfoliating Your Skin". Huffington Post. Retrieved March 4, 2018. Dawson, Alene (February 20, 2016). "Beauty tips to be red-carpet-ready, just like the stars". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 4, 2018. Parker, Brinton (February 28, 2018). "Lea Michele Swears by This Painful Procedure to Fuel Her Rockin' Bod". PopSugar. Retrieved March 4, 2018. Magsaysay, Melissa (February 21, 2017). "The A-List Facial Treatments Stars Seek Out the

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Lisa Mainiero

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Lisa Mainiero

Lisa Adeline Mainiero (born January 18, 1957)[1] is an American writer and academic in the field of management. Her research focuses on women in management. Mainiero is considered one of the first researchers to investigate romance in the workplace. Education Mainiero completed a doctorate in organizational behavior from Yale University.[2] She worked with Victor Vroom on a pre-dissertation project. In 1983, Maniero completed her dissertation titled Coping With Powerlessness: Power Balancing Strategies Employed by Men and Women Under Conditions of Related Dependency in Organizational Settings. J. Richard Hackman was the chair of her dissertation committee along with members, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Martha Glenn Cox.[3] Career Mainiero is a Full Professor of Management at Fairfield University Dolan School of Business.[4][5] Her research focuses on women in management.[6] Mainiero is one of the first researchers to investigate romance in the workplace.[7] She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Opra

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Carolina Herrera

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Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera (born 8 January 1939[1]) is a Venezuelan fashion designer[2] known for "exceptional personal style",[3] and for dressing various First Ladies, including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.[4][5] Early life Herrera was born María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño[6] on 8 January 1939, in Caracas, Venezuela,[1] to Guillermo Pacanins Acevedo, an air force officer and former governor of Caracas,[7] and María Cristina Niño Passios.[8] Her socialite grandmother introduced her to the world of fashion, taking young Carolina to shows by Balenciaga and buying her outfits at Lanvin and Dior. She has said, "My eye was accustomed to seeing pretty things."[9] Career and brand Herrera at fashion show in 2008. In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, a Florentine Marquis himself and a close family friend. She began working at Pucci's Caracas boutique, and moved to New York in 1980.[10] Frequently associating with Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol,

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Enid Justin

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Enid Justin

Enid Justin (1893–1990), a native of Montague County, Texas, founded the Nocona Boot Company in the small community of Nocona. Family life Enid Justin married Julius Stelzer in 1915; the couple had a child in 1916. The baby girl, Anna Jo, died in 1918, the same year that Enid's father died. Enid and Julius divorced in 1934. In 1940, she married Harry Whitman, and they divorced in 1945. Nocona Boot Company The Nocona Boot Company Her father was the famed boot-maker Herman Joseph Justin, who cobbled his first pair of boots while working in a Texas barber shop. A student of the boot-making craft herself, Enid opened the Nocona Boot Company in 1925 after her brothers, John, Sr., Avis, and Earl, decided to move her father's business to Fort Worth, Texas. I designed my first pair of boots when I was 14; I got the idea for the pattern from a velvet-brocaded couch.--Enid Justin at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Enid Justin launched her company with employees from her father's business. Her hu

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Aida Álvarez

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Aida Álvarez

Aída M. Álvarez (born 1950) is a Puerto Rican businesswoman and politician. She is the first Latina woman to hold a United States Cabinet-level position, as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, during Bill Clinton's presidency. Early years Alvarez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico into a family of modest economical means, who despite their hardships always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. After she received her primary education in Puerto Rico, her family moved to New York City in hopes of improving their economic situation. In New York, she attended high school and participated in a program called "ASPIRA". "ASPIRA" was founded by Dr. Antonia Pantoja and has helped disadvantaged children, especially girls, gain the leadership skills and knowledge required to go to college. Álvarez applied and was accepted at Radcliffe College of Harvard University where in 1971 she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating cum laude. During her student years many people provided her with suppo

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Sara Miller

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Sara Miller

Sara Shapiro Miller (July 8, 1924 – October 29, 2016) was an American real estate executive and sculptor. Born Sara Shirlee Shapiro on the west side of Chicago, Miller was the daughter of Philip Shapiro, a baker, and Rose Morris Shapiro, a boarding house proprietor. The tenth of twelve children, she grew up in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. After graduation from Jones Commercial High School she entered the world of real estate, taking a job as a professional realtor with Arthur Rubloff. Beginning in the field of office leasing, she later moved to commercial and industrial real estate, eventually becoming a vice president at Rubloff's firm. Married in 1946 to Ira J. Miller, she was the mother of three children. Miller and her husband were among the founders of Little City, and did philanthropic work on behalf of the developmentally disabled, raising money to build a home for them in Palatine, Illinois. The couple were members of Anshe Emet Synagogue. Miller began studying ceramics and sculpture in her retirem

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Hennessy Carolina

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Hennessy Carolina

Hennessy Carolina Almánzar (born December 22, 1995)[1] is an American social media and television personality who is the younger sister of rapper Cardi B.[2] She regularly appeared with her sister on the reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York and has been noted for her unusual clothing style.[3][4][5][6] Early life and education Carolina was born on December 22, 1995.[4] Carolina attended Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, a small vocational high school on the Herbert H. Lehman High School campus, just like her sister.[3][7] Carolina's name was given by her father after he showed up to her birth drunk.[4] She gave her sister Belcalis the nickname "Bacardi" which eventually morphed into her professional name, Cardi B.[8] Career Carolina has been noted for her style and plans to create her own fashion line.[3][4][5] Carolina competed on the third season of The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars, a game show in which competitors participate in athletic challenges to rai

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Inna Kuznetsova

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Inna Kuznetsova

Inna Kuznetsova (Russian: Инна Анатольевна Кузнецова) (born 1968) is the COO of 1010data and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Global Ports Investments pic (LSE:GLPR). In the past she was the President & COO of INTTRA until its successful acquisition by E2open at the end of 2018; Chief Commercial Officer of CEVA Logistics; and before that, IBM vice president of sales and marketing, Systems Software. She previously served on member board of directors of Sage Group.[1] She graduated from the faculty MSU CMC (1990).[2] She received an MBA from a business school at Columbia University. She started working in the Russian branch of IBM (since 1993). Head of one of the sales sectors (since 1996). She worked in the IBM office in the United States (since 1997). She was engaged in developing markets and an internal startup IBM Life Sciences. She led the IBM business in Linux (since 2007).[3] Vice President of Marketing and Sales of System Software (2009) – the first Russian vice president at IBM headquart

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Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Kristen Jenner (born August 10, 1997)[4] is an American media personality. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians since 2007 and is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics. At age 14 in 2012, she collaborated with the clothing brand PacSun, along with her sister Kendall, and created a line of clothing, "Kendall & Kylie". In 2015, Jenner launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Lip Kits, which was renamed to Kylie Cosmetics the following year.[5] She also released a mobile app that reached number one on the iTunes App Store.[6] In 2014 and 2015, Time magazine listed the Jenner sisters on their list of the most influential teens in the world, citing their considerable influence among youth on social media.[7][8] As of November 2019, with over 150 million followers,[9] she is one of the most followed people on Instagram.[10] In 2017, Jenner was placed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, making her the youngest person to be featured on

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Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995)[3] is an American model and media personality. She is best known for her role in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high-fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks. Jenner has done multiple editorials and cover shoots for LOVE and various international Vogue editions, and is a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder.[4] Jenner made her debut at No. 16 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of top-earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million.[5] In 2017, Jenner was named the world's highest-paid model by Forbes.[6] Early life Jenner was born in Los Angeles, California, to retired Olympic decathlete champion Caitlyn Jenner and television personality Kris Jenner.[a] Jenner's middle name was a tribute to Kris' best friend Nicole Brown Simpson, who died just before Jenner was

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Kris Jenner

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Kris Jenner

Kristen Mary Jenner (née Houghton HOH-tən, formerly Kardashian; born November 5, 1955)[1] is an American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, businesswoman, and author. She rose to fame starring in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007–present). She has four children from her first marriage to lawyer Robert Kardashian: Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Robert, and two children from her second marriage to television personality and retired Olympic Games medalist, Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn): Kendall and Kylie. Early life Jenner was born in San Diego, California. She is the first child of Mary Jo Shannon (née Campbell; born 1934) and Robert True Houghton,[2][3] an engineer.[4][5] She is of Dutch, English, Irish, German and Scottish descent. When Jenner was seven years old, her parents divorced and she and her younger sister, Karen, were raised by their mother until a few years later when her mother married businessman Harry Shannon. Three months after moving to Oxnard

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Blac Chyna

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Blac Chyna

Angela Renée White (born May 11, 1988),[1] known professionally as Blac Chyna, is an American model and entrepreneur. In 2014, she launched her own make-up brand Lashed by Blac Chyna and a beauty salon in Encino, Los Angeles. Career Chyna began stripping in Maryland to pay for her college tuition. While attending Johnson & Wales University in Miami, Florida, she resumed stripping and was too exhausted to attend classes. She dropped out after repeatedly falling asleep in class, focusing instead on stripping and modeling. She borrowed the name "Blac Chyna" from a customer. While stripping at a popular Miami club, her exotic look made her popular; radio host Angela Yee described her as looking "like someone who was going to be famous."[3] In 2010, Drake name-dropped her in "Miss Me".[3] Her rising popularity led to modeling jobs on the covers of Dimepiece, Straight Stuntin and Black Men's Magazine. Later in the same year, she was cast as Nicki Minaj's stunt double in the song "Monster" by Kanye West.[4]

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Sue Parham

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Sue Parham

Sue Parham, (née Schoonover), is an American businesswoman and consultant. She is the owner of the woman-focused consulting firm Lessons Learned and the president of the board of the Women’s Center for Leadership. She also co-founded The Compass Project with Sandra Lewis. Early life and education Parham holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication and rhetoric from the University of Oregon.[1] Career Parham began working at Nike in 1991, where she was named division merchandising manager of the personal lifestyle and women's product categories. She remained with the company until 2000, during which time she worked as a general merchandise manager and was made the US Director of merchandising apparel prior to her leaving.[2] Parham has also worked with the Meriwether Group as a brand marketing and product consultant, as well as with Columbia Sportswear, where she was the VP Global Design and Merchandising, Apparel, Accessories and Equipment.[3][2] In 2000 Parham established Lessons Learned, a consult

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Christine McDannell

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Christine McDannell

Christine McDannell in December 2018 Christine McDannell is an entrepreneur and business owner.[1] Some of her notable past businesses include Cleanology, Social Starfish, Eco Chateau Spa, and Luxe Car Collective.[2][3][4][5] Currently, McDannell is the Founder and CEO of Coliving Concept Kindred Quarters and Co-Founder and CEO of software company Kndrd, Inc.[6][7] She published a book titled The Coliving Code, for which Richard Branson wrote the foreword.[8] McDannell has appeared & spoken at various summits, including the Nomad Summit.[9] McDannell is also recognized for her contributions to Richard Branson's Virgin Unite Foundation.[10] McDannell has expressed that coliving stands to benefit so long as there is accountability in the industry.[11] References "Meet Christine McDannell of Kindred Quarters in Mission Hills - SDVoyager - San Diego". SDVoyager - San Diego. Retrieved 2018-07-06. "Cleanology Owner Wins SBA Award Christine McDannell Named Small Business Person of the Year". PR.com.

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Edna Murphey

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Edna Murphey

Edna Murphey is the creator of the Odorono brand of deodorant and originator of modern-day deodorant marketing strategies (1912).[1] Murphey's father, Dr. Abraham D. Murphey, a physician, developed the liquid antiperspirant to help surgeons with sweaty hands.[2] Edna subsequently found this antiperspirant useful on underarms and began marketing the product to women. There had been other previous deodorant/antiperspirant inventions previous to Murphey's, however, Murphey's was the product that became widely distributed.[3] Murphy called the deodorant, Odorono (Odor-o-no) and started the company Odorono Co.[2][4] At the time, antiperspirant products were not widely used, and Murphey was, for the most part, unsuccessful at selling the product in the office she rented in Cincinnati. Many potential users thought the item was either unnecessary, potentially harmful to their health, or that the red color of the product would damage their clothing. Odorono began selling after Murphey took the product to Atlantic Cit

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Savannah James

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Savannah James

Savannah James (née Brinson; born August 27, 1986) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist.[1] Early life Savannah Brinson was born to Jennifer and JK Brinson. Brinson met LeBron James while attending Buchtel Community Learning Center.[2][3] Career In 2018, James started a furniture line with American Signature called Home Court.[4] She also founded a mentorship program called Women of Our Future.[2] In 2016, James provided local Akron high school senior students with prom dresses.[5] James also owned a juice store, The Juice Shop, in Brickell, Florida, but closed it in 2016 due to moving back to Ohio.[6] Personal life Basketball player LeBron James proposed to Savannah, his high school sweetheart, at a December 31, 2011 party celebrating New Year's Eve and his 27th birthday.[7] The two were married on September 14, 2013 in San Diego, California.[8] Together, they have three children.[9] References Jackson, Charreah. "Savannah James On Married Life With LeBron, Why She's So Private On Socia

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Susan Bonds

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Susan Bonds

Susan Bonds is the president and CEO of 42 Entertainment, a Pasadena-based company that specializes in the creation and production of alternate reality games (ARGs)—participatory and massively immersive experiences that are typically tied to a commercial entertainment property. While at 42 Entertainment she has produced such notable ARGs as ilovebees (for Microsoft's launch of Halo 2), Dead Man's Tale (for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest), Year Zero (for Nine Inch Nails), Why So Serious? (for Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight), and Flynn Lives (for Disney's Tron: Legacy). Two of these projects, Year Zero and Why So Serious?, were awarded a Cyber Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions, the world's largest international advertising festival. Career Bonds began her career in 1980 as an industrial engineer at Walt Disney World in Florida. After seven years as a systems engineer at Lockheed's Advanced Development Projects, the famed Skunk Works then based in Burbank, she returned to Disney as a creative

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Madeline Bunch

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Madeline Bunch

Madeline Bunch is an American entrepreneur from Santa Rosa, California. In 1972, she and her family began the Bunch Products Company, manufacturing Old South Brand beef and pork sausages.[1] References Davis, Marianna W., ed. (1982). Contributions of Black Women to America. 1. Columbia, South Carolina: Kenday Press, Inc. pp. 394–395. ISBN 9993222674.

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R. Alexandra Keith

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R. Alexandra Keith

R. Alexandra (Alex) Keith (born 1968) is an American businesswoman, and CEO of Procter & Gamble's $12.89 billion[1] global beauty division. She oversees 12,000 P&G employees who work on skin, hair and personal care products sold in 115 countries.[2] Early life Keith earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona in 1989.[3][4] Career Keith joined P&G in 1989.[5] She spent her first seven years in manufacturing and logistics, before moving into marketing.[6] From 2010 to 2014, Keith worked in the fabric care division of P&G.[7] Then, from 2014 to 2017, Keith was head of the skin and personal care division.[8] Keith became president of Procter & Gamble's $11.4 billion global beauty business in July 2017, when she succeeded Patrice Louvet.[9][10] In November 2018, she was promoted to CEO of P&G's global beauty division, effective July 2019.[11] For three consecutive years, Keith has been named to Fortune's international list of most powerful

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Barbara McNees

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Barbara McNees

Barbara McNees is the former director of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce until August 15, 2013. She served in this capacity for fifteen years.[1] She was the first female president of the organization.[2] She has a Bachelors of Arts from Geneva College.[3] She helped to develop the Barbara McNees Spirit of ATHENA Scholarship and the ATHENA Young Professional Award for emerging female leaders. References Oravecz, John D. "Pittsburgh Chamber president, Barbara McNees, to retire next month". TribLIVE.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017. "Rosamaria Cristello (MPPM) Receives Barbara McNees Spirit of ATHENA Scholarship". Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Retrieved 8 October 2017. Gough, Paul J. (July 16, 2013). "McNees to retire as Pittsburgh Chamber president". Pittsburgh Business Times. Retrieved October 9, 2017.

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Michelle Malkin

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Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin (née Maglalang; born October 20, 1970) is an American conservative blogger, political commentator, author and businesswoman. Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites.[2] She was a Fox News contributor and has been a guest on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published by Regnery Publishing. She founded the conservative websites Twitchy and Hot Air.[3] Amanda Carpenter has reported that Malkin began to "link arms with the most vocal elements of the white nationalist movement" in 2020.[4] Malkin faced criticism for her association with white nationalists and neo-Nazis, including Nick Fuentes and Identity Evropa. In February 2020, she was dropped by conservative organization Young America's Foundation (YAF) due to her support of Holocaust deniers.[5][6] Early life Michelle Malkin was born October 20, 1970[1] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Philippine citizens Rafaela (née Perez) – a homemaker and teacher – and Apolo D

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Malynda Hale

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Malynda Hale

Malynda Hale is an American singer/songwriter, actress,[1] entrepreneur and social justice activist. She is the co-owner of JMV Entertainment Music Agency and Second Season Music Group, an indie label and artist management group based in Los Angeles. Early life Hale was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California to Diane Hale and James Hale. She is the youngest of two daughters. Hale was raised in the AME church where she began singing at the age of 5. She started playing piano at age 7 and writing her own songs at 9 years old. She participated in school choir, school theatre productions and community theatre productions throughout high school. She was the lead in two high school productions and had supporting roles the other two years. After graduating from Dos Pueblos High School in 2003, Hale attended Azusa Pacific University where she majored in vocal performance (opera) with a minor in musical theater. Hale has stated numerous times that opera training has given her the stamina to perform pop music f

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Penelope Gazin

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Penelope Gazin

Penelope Gazin is an artist, animator and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles.[1] She is the co-founder of Witchsy, an Etsy-like online marketplace for darkly humorous, bizarre and kitschy art.[2] Gazin and co-founder Kate Dwyer received media attention in 2017 for their story of inventing a fake co-founder for Witchsy, "Keith Mann", and the subsequent success they experienced when investors thought they had a male business partner.[3][4][2][5] Gazin appeared in photographer Parker Day's 2017 portrait series ICONS.[6][7] References Luciano-Adams, Beige (2018-01-17). "Balancing High and Low, L.A. Art Show Hits Its Stride". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2018-05-19. "Battling bias, women entrepreneurs cash in with a fake male partner". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2018-05-19. "These Women Entrepreneurs Created A Fake Male Cofounder To Dodge Startup Sexism". Fast Company. 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2018-05-19. McGrady, Vanessa. "How These Entrepreneurs Created Etsy's Worst Nightmare By Faking A Male Cofounder". Forbe

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Ashley Smith (singer)

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Ashley Smith (singer)

Ashley Taylor Smith[2] (née Horn; born October 12, 1992 in San Bernardino, California), formerly known by her stage names Bambi Monroe, Princess Bambi Monroe and Taylor Horn, is an American blogger, vlogger, entrepreneur and a former singer-songwriter and actress. She was one-half of the English-American alternative punk duo The Trending (formerly Civilized Tears). She was once compared to then-fellow Kentwood native and singer Britney Spears by various media sources early on in her career; she was dubbed by British media as somewhat of a Britney wannabe or clone.[3][4][4][5][6][7] Smith was born in San Bernardino, California. In the course of her singing career, Smith has transitioned from performing country-western music to bubblegum pop to alternative punk rock music. Smith was an occasional actress, having appeared in an unaired PBS made-for-TV movie and two music videos for the band Civilized Tears, which she shot before she joined the band. In addition to her music and acting careers, Smith also filmed

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Marilyn Lloyd

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Marilyn Lloyd

Rachel Marilyn Lloyd (née Laird; January 3, 1929 – September 19, 2018) was an American politician and businesswoman who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 until 1995. Education and personal life Laird was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1929, the daughter of a Church of Christ pastor. She graduated from Western Kentucky College High School, a high school that associated with what is now Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1945. She attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia. She owned radio station WTTI in Dalton, Georgia, and Executive Aviation in Winchester, Tennessee.[1] Lloyd's first husband, Mort Lloyd, died in an airplane crash in 1974. In 1978, she married engineer Joseph P. Bouquard. In 1983, the couple divorced, and she resumed using the name Marilyn Lloyd. In 1991, she married Dr. Robert Fowler, a physician, who also predeceased her. Lloyd had three children, all from her marriage to Mort Lloyd.[2] Political and congressional career Mort Lloyd

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Mindie Burgoyne

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Mindie Burgoyne

Mindie Burgoyne is an American writer and businessperson. She works for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development and has written several books about the history and folklore of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is the founder and owner of Chesapeake Ghost Walks. Background Burgoyne has lived in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area for most of her life. At age 16, she composed a musical score for a promotional film, some of which was later used on national television.[1] Since 1991, Burgoyne has led an annual archeological field trip to Ireland.[2] In 2002, she worked for the Snow Hill town government.[3] She owned a business development company before working for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development as a business development representative from 2005.[4] In 2005, she also founded the Tourism, Arts, and Downtown Development (TADD) collective to help coordinate business resources across the state.[5] Burgoyne has also worked as a business development represen

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Christina Milian

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Christina Milian

Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981),[2] better known as Christina Milian , is an American actress, singer and songwriter of Cuban origin. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, and raised in Maryland, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam at the age of 19. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted within the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and both peaked in the top three on the UK Singles Chart. In 2004, Milian released her second studio album It's About Time, which provided her first major U.S. hit, "Dip It Low", which reached number five on the U.S. Billboard chart. "Whatever U Want" was released as the album's second single. Both singles charted within the Top 10 of the UK chart. In 2006, Milian released her third studio album So Amazin'. The album produced one single, "Say I", which peaked in the Top 30 of the US Billboard chart. A month after the release of So Amazin', Milian's representative confirmed

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Farrah Abraham

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Farrah Abraham

Farrah Abraham (born May 31, 1991) is an American reality television personality, singer, and writer. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa, she received public attention after being cast in the reality television series 16 and Pregnant in 2009, which documented the pregnancies and first months of motherhood for several young women. Later that year, she was cast in the spin-off series Teen Mom, and appeared in each of its four seasons until its conclusion in 2012. That August, she released her debut studio album and first memoir, both of which were titled My Teenage Dream Ended. The book made it onto The New York Times bestseller list.[1] Early life Farrah Abraham was born on May 31, 1991, in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa.[2][3] Her father, Michael Abraham, is of Syrian and Italian descent. Her mother, Debra Danielsen, is of Danish and Sicilian ancestry.[4][5][6] Her parents separated and divorced; through her mother's marriage in 2017, Abraham has a stepfather.[7]

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Bethany C. Meyers

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Bethany C. Meyers

Bethany Christine Meyers (born 24 May 1990) is an American fitness and lifestyle entrepreneur and LGBTQ rights activist. They are the founder and chief executive officer of be.come, an exercise fitness program and mobile application. Early life Meyers grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri on the Mississippi River and was raised in a conservative, Christian family.[1] Meyers' father died when they were 10 years old. Their mother later remarried.[2] Meyers attended a private Christian school affiliated with their church, and was a competitive cheerleader.[3] They were cut from school sports teams and their school's cheerleading squad and claimed being harassed by school administrators after their family started attending a more progressive church. When 16 years old, Meyers transferred to a public high school.[2] Meyers attended university in Chicago, studying public relations.[4] They struggled with bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa while in college.[5] Career Meyers moved from Chicago to Los Angeles

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Hilda Eisen

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Hilda Eisen

Hilda Eisen (née Gimpel; April 25, 1917 – November 22, 2017) was a Polish-American businessperson, philanthropist, and Holocaust survivor. Early life Hilda Gimpel was born on April 25, 1917 in Izbica Kujawska, then part of the Kingdom of Poland (1917–1918). She was the second of seven children. Her mother was a grain dealer and her father a baker.[1] She later reflected that she had a "peaceful girlhood" and would often dance to Jewish music and go to the movies.[2] In 1939 Hilda Eisen was 22 years old when she and her first husband were taken from their Polish neighborhood which was invaded by Nazi soldiers and imprisoned in the Lublin ghetto. When she and her husband, David, were taken from their neighborhood they were taken by cattle truck to labor camps. A Nazi soldier helped Hilda to escape and join resistance fighters in The Parczew Forest. Later, Hilda was recaptured by German forces and taken to a police station where she was interrogated. Hilda counteracted and jumped from a second-story window, b

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Alma Francis

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Alma Francis

Alma Lenore Francis (October 15, 1890 — August 21, 1968) was an American dancer, singer, and stage actress. She had an international career as a theatrical actress and operatic soprano in numerous stage productions, as well as a short-lived career in Hollywood, appearing in three feature films during the silent era. A native of Portland, Oregon, Francis was educated at St. Helens Hall and later studied piano and operatic voice under Abbie Carrington in San Francisco. After completing her studies, Francis found success as a Broadway actress, obtaining lead roles in original productions of the musicals The Pink Lady (1911) and The Little Cafe (1913). She married film actor Robert Gordon in 1919. In the early-1920s, Francis signed a contract with Fox Film Corporation and appeared in three silent films, including a role in The Wolf Man (1924). After abandoning her film career, Francis appeared in theater productions in California and toured Italy performing as an operatic soprano in various productions before r

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Mary Jesse

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Mary Jesse

Mary Jesse (born November 22, 1964) is an American technology and media executive,[1] entrepreneur,[2] strategist,[3] inventor,[4] professional electrical engineer,[5] author,[6] and wireless pioneer.[7] Jesse was a co-founder of AT&T's project Angel where she served as a Vice-President and corporate officer.[8] She also led the first and largest deployment of commercial wireless data in history.[9] Jesse has been Managing Partner of Hexagon Blue LLC since January 2003.[10] Early life Childhood Jesse is a native of San Jose, California. Her father spent his entire career working as an electrical engineer on NASA Space Programs at AMES Research Center, and was part of the Pioneer 10 team that received the Nelson P. Jackson Aersopace Award.[11] Her sister, Rose Herrera served on the San Jose City Council for 8 years, and was vice-mayor from 2014 to 2016. Education Jesse attended University of Utah, graduating with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. She also attended Santa Clara Universit

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Carol Jenkins Barnett

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Carol Jenkins Barnett

Carol Jenkins Barnett (born September 30, 1956) is an American philanthropist and businesswoman, the daughter of George W. Jenkins, the founder of Publix Super Markets. Jenkins Barnett has served as president of Publix Super Markets Charities and as a member of the board of directors of Publix Super Markets.[1] She has been included in a Forbes magazine list of The World's Billionaires every year since 2008.[1] Early life Carol Jenkins is the daughter of Anne MacGregor and George W. Jenkins.[2] Jenkins Barnett is one of six children: Howard, David, Julie, Nancy and Kenneth.[2] Barnett attended Emory University but later transferred to Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.[3] Father's influence Carol îBarnett's father, George W. Jenkins founded Publix Super Markets. Carol was born in 1956 when Publix was in its heydey. Carol and her five siblings worked at Publix beginning at the age of sixteen.[4] She recalled the time: "The way I grew up, everything was about Publix. We'd go to store openings. I

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Cyan Banister

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Cyan Banister

Cyan Banister (born 1977) is an American angel investor and entrepreneur. An early investor in Uber, Niantic, Postmates, DeepMind, Carta, ClassPass, Affirm, and SpaceX,[1] she co-founded Zivity, an adult-themed social networking site.[2] Banister is also the first woman investing partner at the venture capital Founders Fund, where she leads seed and early-stage investments such as HQ Trivia and Naked Labs.[3][4] Early life and education Born in 1977,[5] Banister grew up in Arizona in a family of artists.[2] At the age of 15 she experienced homelessness and dropped out of high school. Banister spoke publicly about her early life at 2018 TechCrunch Disrupt conference, from living on the streets to becoming a venture capitalist, crediting her success to incrementalism, capitalism, individualism, mentorship, and endless curiosity.[6] Career Banister started her career in non-executive positions at NBCUniversal, working in systems administration and development support from 1999 to 2001.[7] She has worked as a

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Mary Harrod Northend

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Mary Harrod Northend

Mary Harrod Northend was an American writer specializing in American colonial architecture and home furnishings. She is best known for the thousands of photographs she either took or commissioned to illustrate her books and articles. Early life She was born in Salem, Massachusetts, on May 10, 1850, to William Dummer Northend and Susan Stedman Harrod Northend. Her father, a descendant of colonial governor William Dummer, was a criminal lawyer and a state senator, as well as the author of a history of Massachusetts titled The Bay Colony.[1] Her younger brother was architect William Wheelwright Northend.[2] She suffered from poor health most of her life and missed a great deal of school as a child due to illness. When she took up writing, she was in her fifties.[3] Career Northend began publishing "short historical sketches" in newspapers in the early 1900s, taking photographs with her Kodak camera to illustrate them. Dissatisfied with her own photographs, she eventually hired a professional photographer to

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Ellen Scripps Booth

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Ellen Scripps Booth

Ellen Warren Scripps Booth (1863–1948) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. Biography Scripps was born on December 10, 1863, to her parents James E. Scripps, and Harriet Josephine Messinger. She graduated from Capitol Union High School in Detroit, and did editorial work for The Detroit Evening News and Detroit Tribune, both papers owned by her father. Scripps married George Gough Booth in 1887, and the couple had five children together.[1] Scripps was active in the volunteer world, supporting the Children's Aid Society, Volunteers of America, the Young Women's Christian Association, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Hutzel Women's Hospital, American Red Cross, and others. Scripps played a role in the building and establishment of Cranbrook Schools, and often advised George Booth on art purchases. She was director of the Evening News Association, and one of the richest women in Michigan.[2][3][4] References Cranbrook: A Brief History Cranbrook Art Museum "Ellen Scripps Booth". Cranbrook Ce

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Susan Silver

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Susan Silver

Susan Jean Silver (born July 17, 1958) is an American music manager, best known for managing Seattle Rock bands such as Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Screaming Trees.[3][4] Silver also owns the company Susan Silver Management,[5] and co-owns the club The Crocodile in Seattle.[6] Biography Early life Silver was born in Seattle, Washington on July 17, 1958, to Samuel and Emmogene (Jean) Silver.[2] She is the oldest of three children.[1][2] Silver majored in Chinese at the University of Washington.[7] Career Silver started working as a music manager in 1983.[3] Her first clients were the bands The U-Men and First Thought.[3] In 1985, Silver met Soundgarden, whose lead vocalist was her then-boyfriend Chris Cornell, and in the following year she started managing the band.[3] Back then, Silver was also managing Screaming Trees.[3] At the same time that she was managing Rock bands, Silver was also the manager of a John Fluevog shoe store in Seattle.[8] The store would become famous years later for selling t

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Gabby Giffords

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Gabby Giffords

Gabrielle Dee Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician and gun control advocate who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Arizona's 8th congressional district from January 2007 until January 2012, when she resigned due to a severe brain injury suffered during an assassination attempt. A member of the Democratic Party, Giffords was the third woman in Arizona's history to be elected to the U.S. Congress. She is married to former Space Shuttle Commander Mark E. Kelly, who is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, Giffords graduated from Scripps College and Cornell University. After initially moving to New York City, where she worked in regional economic development for Price Waterhouse, Giffords returned to Arizona to work as the CEO of El Campo Tire Warehouses, a family business started by her grandfather. She served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2001 until 2003 and the Arizona Senate from 2003 un

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Jackie Aina

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Jackie Aina

Jackie Aina (born August 4, 1987) is a Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber. She advocates for visibility of people of color in the cosmetic industry.[2] She has partnered with Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sephora and Sigma Beauty. Early career Jackie Aina was born to an African-American mother and a Nigerian father of Yoruba descent. After studying medicine for two years in college, Aina joined the United States Army Reserve. While she was stationed in Hawaii, she found that she had a knack as a makeup artist and was hired by MAC Cosmetics. According to Entrepreneur, Aina "kept getting told at makeup counters that the trends she wanted to try wouldn't work for her complexion", and so she started creating videos "about the products and looks she loved that could work for anyone".[3] Advocacy As a champion for diversity within the makeup industry, Aina argues that people of color are poorly represented and often ignored in the beauty industry, and has criticized makeup shade ranges fo

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Grace Peixotto

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Grace Peixotto

Grace Peixotto (October 30, 1817 – 1883), was an American brothel owner. She owned the "Big Brick" in Charleston, South Carolina. Personal life Grace Peixotto was born in October 1817 on the island of St. Thomas. She was the daughter of Reverend Solomon Cohen Peixotto and Rachel Suares. She was the fifth of nine children. Her family emigrated from St. Thomas to South Carolina in 1818. Her older siblings were born in Curaçao, and her younger siblings in Charleston, South Carolina. Her father officiated as the hazan in both St. Thomas and Charleston.[1][2] His congregation in Charleston was Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, where he succeeded Hartwig Cohen, and served from 1823 to 1835.[2][3][4] By the time she was twenty years old, both of Grace's parents had died.[1] James William Hagy states in his book[5] that Grace Peixotto never married, however new evidence has come to light that she in fact did marry Capt. James Standish Myers, Sr. on her deathbed in April of 1880. He was named executor of her estate accordin

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Kelly Jean Killoren Bensimon (born May 1, 1968)[1] is an American author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories and a former model. She appeared as a full-time cast member on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from seasons 2 to season 4. Early life Kelly Jean Killoren[2] was born in Rockford, Illinois.[1] She began working as a model while in her teens.[1] Education Kelly graduated from Keith Country Day School, a college prep academy in Rockford, Illinois before attending college. She attended Trinity College, Connecticut, but left after a year.[3]She graduated in 1998 from Columbia University's School of General Studies with a degree in Literature and Writing. She completed an MBA with a focus on International Marketing at Northeastern University in 2015.[3][4][5] Career Killoren began her modeling career in New York City. She appeared in magazines such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Harper's Bazaar. She was once the face of Clarins. She is the editor at large for H

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Joana Prado

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Joana Prado

Joana Prado Belfort (born June 22, 1976) is a Brazilian-American businesswoman and former model. Early life Prado was born in São Paulo, daughter of engineer Jair Prado and Mercedes Prado and sister of Tiago Prado. While she was studying administration and foreign trade in college, she was model and girl advertising for brands like 775, Sexy Machine, and M.Officer.[1] She holds dual Brazilian and American citizenship.[2] Career Joana worked as a model and during this period she also studied business administration with an emphasis on foreign trade. She was advertising girl of some brands like: 775, Sexy Machine, M.Officer and others. She began working on TV as a stage assistant for Luciano Huck's Program H, at Rede Bandeirantes, later creating a character called Feiticeira ("Sorceress"), which made her known worldwide. At first, Joana had many difficulties in accepting the character, due to the conservative education she had from her parents. Because of this, she decided to stop her university graduatio

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Catheryna Rombout Brett

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Catheryna Rombout Brett

The Madam Brett Homestead, built 1709, in Beacon, New York Catheryna Rombout Brett (also Catherina, Catherine, and Catharyna) was the daughter of New York City mayor and land baron Francis Rombouts and Helena Teller Bogardus Van Ball. She inherited a one-third interest in the sprawling Rombout Patent in today's southern Dutchess County, New York, at just four years old. At 16 she married a formal British naval lieutenant, Roger Brett, and the two relocated afterwards from the family home in New York City to their land upstate, reportedly the first permanent White settlers there. Widowed at 31, Catheryna went on to become a respected businesswoman, tending on her own to her affairs and nearly 30,000 acre estate, extremely unusual in that day and the moreso on a frontier. Unlike the families that held the remaining two-thirds of the Rombout Patent, the van Cortlands and Verplanck/Kips, Catheryna not only rented but sold off parcels of her land over the years. She is today remembered for her independence and

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Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz

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Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz

Princess Deena Ali Al-Juhani Abdulaziz (Arabic: دينا الجهني‎; born 26 December 1975) is a Saudi American businesswoman and editor. She is the founder and owner of DNA Store in Riyadh. She married into the Saudi royal family and is a former editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia magazine, from where she was dismissed on April 13, 2017 after two issues under her supervision.[1] Birth and personal life She was born in California, the daughter of former Saudi communications minister Ali al-Juhani. She grew up living a mobile life between the Middle East and the United States as her father was an economist, teaching at several American universities. She became a princess after she married Prince Sultan bin Fahad bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz in 1998;[2] they later married and had three children, a daughter and twin boys.[3] Career She became interested in fashion after seeing a copy of the British magazine Tatler, at six years old. "I was studying every magazine from cover to cover, I was eager for everything related to f

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Tanya Bastianich Manuali

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Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Dr. Tanya Bastianich Manuali (born 1972)[1] is an American businesswoman and author. She is the daughter of chef Lidia Bastianich. Life and career Tanya Bastianich Manuali was born in Queens, New York in 1972 to parents Lidia and Felix Bastianich.[2] Her visits to Italy as a child sparked a passion for the country's art and culture. She received a B.A. in art history from Georgetown, then studied Italian Renaissance, earning a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a doctorate from Oxford University in 2000.[3][4] She lived and studied in many regions of Italy and taught to American students in Florence.[3] Tanya is involved in the production of Lidia's public television series as an owner and executive producer of Tavola Productions, and is also active in the family restaurant business.[5] Alongside her mother Lidia, she is co-owner of two restaurants: Felidia and Lidia's Kansas City.[6] In 2019, Tanya joined her brother Joe Bastianich in operating several other restaurants, including Del Posto, Bab

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Vijaya Gadde

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Vijaya Gadde

Vijaya Gadde serves as the global lead for legal, policy, and trust and safety at Twitter.[1] In 2014, she was described by Fortune as the only woman on Twitter's executive team, though she is now joined by Chief Marketing Officer Leslie Berland.[2][3] Early life and education Gadde was born in India.[2] Her father pursued graduate studies in the United States and initially did not have the financial means to send for his wife and daughter until Gadde turned three.[4] Her family moved to Beaumont, Texas.[5] She has described Beaumont as a small town with few other Indian families. Gadde received a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her JD from New York University's law school.[6][2] Career Before joining Twitter in 2011, Gadde spent nearly a decade working at the Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, then spent time as Senior Director in the legal department of Silicon Valley technology firm Juniper Networks.[6][4] While at WSGR, Gadde worked on the

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Lucille Campbell Green Randolph

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Lucille Campbell Green Randolph

Lucille Campbell Green Randolph (1883–1963) was an early graduate of Madam C. J. Walker's Lelia Beauty College, opening and running a successful salon in New York City. She was married to the civil rights activist A. Philip Randolph and was able to finance his newspaper "The Messenger". Biography Randolph née Campbell was born on April 15, 1883 in Christiansburg, Virginia.[1] She studied at Howard University with the plan to become a teacher. At Howard she met her first husband, Joseph Green.[2] The couple moved to New York City where she taught school and he worked at a customs house.[3] Joseph Green died shortly after the couple settled in New York and Randolph subsequently enrolled in one of the first classes of Lelia Beauty College, the beauty school founded by Madam C. J. Walker. Randolph opened a successful salon on 135th Street which catered to African American elite women.[2] Randolph became involved with political activism, becoming a member of the American Labor Party.[1] In 1914 Randolph marrie

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Courtney Aleleye

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Courtney Aleleye

Courtney Aleleye is the CEO and founder of The Mane Choices, a hair care products company.[1] She started with her own $500 investment and the company, as of 2018, has $25 million in sales.[2] Background and career Aleleye 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 daug

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