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The Independent Life – Karen Roche

The founder of natural skincare line Be Green Bath and Body says entrepreneurship — and martial arts — gave her new confidence and flexibility.

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The Independent Life – Monica Ruffo

The serial entrepreneur and cancer survivor behind supplement company Well Told Health says being the boss means she can be more present for her kids.

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The Independent Life – Margaret Wolfson

Thanks to her successful branding business, River + Wolf, this female founder has checked items off her bucket list and achieved new levels of confidence.

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The Independent Life – Takia Ross

Finding success with Accesmatized, this beauty entrepreneur has inspired other women in her community — including her own daughters.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Women Helping Women

These female fundraisers are putting their time, efforts and crowdfunded dollars toward projects that will help women lead happier, healthier, more enriched lives.

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The Independent Life – Jessica Rosen

Since cofounding Raw Generation, this juice entrepreneur has assembled a dependable team of employees. Thanks to them, she doesn’t hesitate to take time off.

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Two Women Tech Investors to Raise $30 Million Robotics Fund

Jennifer Gill Roberts and Kelly Coyne, who are combining forces as Grit Labs, want to invest in promising robotics and artificial intelligence startups — and to save us from a future of sexist robots.

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The Independent Life – Monica Sabharwal

Thanks to financial freedom achieved through her business, Globetrotter Travel Club LLP, this entrepreneur now feels empowered to help other women pursue their professional goals.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Wearable Good

The female fundraisers featured this week are developing clothing and accessories that are equal parts fashionable and philanthropic.

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The Independent Life – Rashmi Melgiri

The cofounder of insurance shopping site CoverWallet has helped family members financially and discovered her own potential, thanks to entrepreneurship.

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The Independent Life – Phuong Mai

The founder of handbag purveyor P.MAI has been able to experience Europe — and move to Berlin for love — thanks to the freedom that comes from being her own boss.

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