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The Independent Life – Fatima Khamissa

The founder of Spiritual Biz Moms, which offers life coaching, consultation and publishing services, says being an entrepreneur has given her financial independence in relationships.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Designing the Future

Through fashion design, interior design and more, the women featured in this edition of our crowdfunding column are reimagining how we interact with the world around us.

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The Independent Life – Sandra Nomoto

The woman behind Conscious Public Relations says running a socially aware firm helped her connect with her true self after years of frustration with corporate life.

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The Independent Life – Katie Niemeyer

The woman who launched sports-accessory business Handana and, more recently, a foundation is grateful for the opportunity to pay her success forward.

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The Independent Life – Jill Marcus

The female founder of catering company Something Classic says success has given her the freedom to foster her son’s passion for international soccer.

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The Independent Life – Samantha Hodgkins

The woman behind workout wear company SparkFire Active says her business has brought new depth and dimension to her relationship with her daughters.

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The Independent Life – Ranjani Iyengar

The founder of Pink Whistle Man, an offbeat stationary design firm, says owning her own business instilled in her a new sense of dedication.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Sharing Knowledge

The enterprising women featured in our latest crowdfunding column want to educate others through innovative texts, delicious dishes, chic hairstyles and more.

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The Independent Life – Marisa Lightfoot

After years of military service, the founder of The Virginia Tea Company says owning a business let her plant roots and start thinking about growing her family.

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The Independent Life – Lisa Batra

The woman who launched My Kid’s Threads, an online children’s clothing consignment store, relishes having the means to show her kids the world.

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The Independent Life – Azra Khalfan

The woman behind Plaques by Azra says the company’s success has allowed her to show the business world the strength of Muslim women.

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