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30 Aug 2013 Written by Jody In

Little Girls With Dreams

 
23 Aug 2013 Written by Jody In

Startup Weekend for Women in San Francisco

September 13-15 - San Francisco, CA

Bringing Women into the Startup Weekend spotlight! Men are still invited to attend, but the focus of this weekend long event is to bring together and showcase amazing women. If you have an idea you've been thinking about, are looking for great folks to collaborate with, or maybe just want to meet awesome women interested in tech and innovation, this is a great event for you!

23 Aug 2013 Written by Jody In

1 Million Cups Launches in San Diego

We are stoked to be a part of the committee that will be hosting 1 Million Cups events every Wednesday beginning September 11, 2013 in San Diego.

19 Aug 2013 Written by Jody In

San Diego TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

We're excited to announce the San Diego TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off happening this Thursday (8/22)! It will be a night to remember, with beer, networking opportunities, and a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite in under sixty seconds.

15 Aug 2013 Written by Jody In

Lauren Bush Lauren Shares the Power of Social Good

Originally Posted on SxSW V2V Blog

Lauren Bush Lauren, fashion entrepreneur and founder of FEED, inspired audiences during the closing SXSW V2V keynote. After traveling to Africa and witnessing first hand the effects of hunger, Lauren devised a plan to tackle the issue by bundling the cost to feed a child in school for one year into the price of a consumer product--and the FEED bag was born.

Now five years later, after donating 6 million dollars and 60 million meals, Lauren has evolved this ambitious pursuit into a global powerhouse brand that creates good products that help FEED the world. In her keynote with Inc. contributing editor Donna Fenn, Lauren shared the importance of partnerships in FEED's success. She shared stories of the hurdles she had to overcome to have her bag sold in her dream store, Whole Foods, and how similar partnerships have now become critical to the company's expansion.

18 Apr 2013 Written by Jody In

The World Awaits—October 3-5, 2013

You're Invited!

The NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference (WBC): The World Awaits—October 3-5, 2013 at Florida’s InterContinental Miami—is designed to help women business owners to dream and achieve big for themselves and their businesses with fresh ideas, powerful inspiration and exciting resources.

 

06 Mar 2013 Written by Jody In

Chic Interview with Lauren Maillian Bias

At Chic CEO, we get really excited about women that are doing BIG things and love to share their stories with you. We had the amazing opportunity to chat with Lauren Maillian Bias about her amazing journey through entrepreneurship and want to make sure you get to hear it!

06 Mar 2013 Written by Jody In

Chic Interview with Candace Matthews

We had the pleasure of getting connected to Candace Matthews, CMO of Amway through our mutual participation in the Dynamic Women in Business conference at Harvard Business School - Women Studies Association this past February. She has led quite an accomplished career and has shared some of her journey with us.

28 Jan 2013 Written by Jody In

Chic Interview with Shelly Bowen

Interactive Kids’ App Publishing CEO Talks About the Start. Shelly Bowen is the CEO and founder of a new children’s book app company called Red Piggy Press. They just launched their first interactive kid’s app, a storybook titled All Fixed Up. We’ve been dying to ask her a few questions ...
20 Dec 2012 Written by Jody In

22nd Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Dynamic Women in Business Conference: Success Re-Defined
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Harvard Business School

03 Dec 2012 Written by Jody In

Tuesday Toast: Tory Burch

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.

A Toast to you Tory Burch!

Tory is an American fashion designer, business woman and philanthropist who has won several fashion awards for her designs. Tory Burch the brand, was launched in February 2004 as a lifestyle concept with multiple product categories, including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Tory designed her first boutique in New York to feel more like a room in her own home than a traditional retail store. Key design elements featured in all boutiques include orange lacquer doors, mirrored walls and Lucite fixtures. In 2009, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation to support the economic empowerment of women and families. Through grants and microfinancing for women entrepreneurs, the foundation invests in the success and sustainability of women-owned small businesses.

You rock sister, and we love your style! Follow
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27 Nov 2012 Written by Jody In

Tuesday Toast: Aarthi Ramamurthy & Michelle Lam

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.
13 Nov 2012 Written by Jody In

Tuesday Toast: Gloria Steinem

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.
06 Nov 2012 Written by Jody In

Chic Interview with Mary Conway-Spiegel

One of our favorite former It Girls, Melanie, recently landed what we like to lovingly call her first "grown up" job with a non-profit called Partnership For Student Advocacy in NYC. She has been so inspired by her new boss that she wanted to share her story with our community. Mary Conway-Spiegel is the founder of PFSA and Melanie spent some time interviewing her in order to share a bit of her story with all of us...

Can you explain how the Partnership For Student Advocacy (PFSA) works?

Before referrals/word of mouth, I used to cold call struggling/"failing" schools and ask for their business (PFSA doesn't charge a fee). Once I meet with a school, it's a requirement that I tour and am allowed to spend time in and amongst the community. Each school community is different; each advocacy plan is different, but either way I act as the ambassador for the school and PFSA tasks accordingly.
 
09 Oct 2012 Written by Jody In

Tuesday Toast: the Founders of HelloGiggles

Tuesday's Toast is a way for us to raise our glasses and tip our hats to some women who definitely deserve a bit of recognition. Recognition for being savvy, being brilliant and for kicking some serious ass.

23 Sep 2012 Written by Jody In

Chic Interview with Gia Heller, My Social Empire

Gia Heller has been a pioneer in the Internet Marketing industry since 1995 and has developed a 1-2-3 marketing strategy to promote companies world-wide using Social Media. We had the opportunity to chat with Gia about her entrepreneurial journey and it was quite interesting! We asked her to tell us about her background and some of her key learnings.

16 Sep 2012 Written by Jody In

6 Degrees of Oprah

I have been trying to get in touch with Oprah for a LONG time. I have tried many emails in order to get connected with her but all have proven unsuccessful. So, while helping my fiancé with some things for his business which is called 6 Degrees…it hit me. Let’s do a little experiment. Am I actually 6 degrees away from Oprah? If you know her, or someone who knows her, please pass this little thank you note along, will you?
13 Sep 2012 Written by Jody In

5 Ways Women Will Lead the Economic Turnaround

We received a copy of this article today and it was just too good to pass up. Originally posted on The Suit Magazine website, we had to share it with you, here's an excerpt:

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