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The Independent Life – Ileaa Swift

The founder and owner of travel agency Swift Travel Deals says entrepreneurial success has created new opportunities for her to support and lift up other women.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Made With Love

In this Valentine’s Day edition of our crowdfunding column, we’re featuring female founders seeking funds for projects that are close to their hearts.

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The Independent Life – Keavy Landreth

The co-founder of Butter & Scotch, a Brooklyn-based dessert eatery and bar, says success as an entrepreneur is giving her the freedom to move 3,000 miles away to be with family.

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Leah Phifer Releases Plan to Improve District’s Economy

Running Women: The Minnesota congressional hopeful introduced an economic development plan, born from her summer motorcycle listening tour, in time for statewide causes on Tuesday.

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The Independent Life – Alexandra Clark

The owner of Detroit chocolate shop Bon Bon Bon says entrepreneurship has allowed her to pursue her passion and design the travel-filled, dog-friendly life she wants.

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The Independent Life – Tanya Costigan

This Massachusetts wedding and event planner says that building her business was daunting, but the freedom and creativity she gained were worth the risk.

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TSE Quick Take: Oprah’s Influence

Speculation is swirling that Oprah Winfrey might run for president of the United States in 2020. Whatever she decides to do, her leadership has already inspired millions — including many female entrepreneurs.

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