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Presenting: Our Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide!

We’re spotlighting 10 inventive, women-made, women-sold gifts that are sure to delight clients, employees and loved ones — and inspire us all to live greener, cleaner lives.

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The Independent Life – Judy Mazzuca

The woman behind Ink Forest, an eco-conscious screen-printing shop, became an entrepreneur after her kids were grown. The business has opened her life to new people and exciting experiences.

The Story ExchangeThe Independent Life – Judy Mazzuca
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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Stretch Goals

What happens when a crowdfunding campaign succeeds before it concludes? These five female fundraisers are showing their contemporaries how to take advantage of an enviable situation.

Candice Helfand-Rogers5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Stretch Goals
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The Independent Life – Yvette Jenkins

The best part of entrepreneurship has been meeting and learning from people around the world, says the founder of Love Travels. Imports, a seller of artisan goods.

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Election 2017: U.S. Women Run Races Big and Small

Voters around the U.S. take to the polls on Tuesday. We take a look at women appearing on ballots from Virginia to Washington state — and explain why these off-year, mostly state and local races matter.

Candice Helfand-Rogers and Riva RichmondElection 2017: U.S. Women Run Races Big and Small
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The Independent Life – Ashley Michele

The founder of eyewear company Alley and Eye says the pressures of entrepreneurship have pushed her to evolve professionally and personally.

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5 Crowdfunders to Watch – Taking Care

These female fundraisers are making people’s wellness a priority. Through their products and crowdfunding campaigns, each aims to provide innovative ways to stay healthy and happy.

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At the Women’s Convention, Ire, Information and Action Plans

Passionate calls for political action were at the heart of the inaugural Women’s Convention, where thousands of women inspired by January’s Women’s March gathered to learn, network and get busy.

Candice Helfand-RogersAt the Women’s Convention, Ire, Information and Action Plans
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The Independent Life – Janet Odgis

The female founder of design firm Odgis and Company has created the diverse work portfolio she wished for, while taking care of herself, her son and her team.

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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.

The Story ExchangeThe Independent Life – Monica Ruffo