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Rachel L. Thompson: R&M Social Media

I started R&M Social Media because I felt like I was letting my talents go to waste. I got tired of wishing and wanted to start doing!

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Sophia Hyder: Evolvemint

I yearned to find happiness through meaningful work, and knew that combining my two favorite passions, international development and fashion, would let me do just that.

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Danielle Gletow: One Simple Wish

After a year of fostering and after the placement of our now adopted daughter, we vowed to create a way for more people to support children at such a confusing and vulnerable time in their lives.

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Helga Schulte-Schroeer: FIBERARTISTRY

I learned the whole breadth of fibre arts from my grandmother because life on a farm in the 50’s was all about self-sufficiency.

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Paola Moretto: CloudyDays

A friend of mine said: “As you talk to investors, don’t say you have kids.” I reflected on that and thought “No thank you. Being a mother is nothing to hide.”

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Candace Klein: SoMoLend

My greatest success to date is the fact that I’ve been able to keep two companies alive – and not only that, but companies which actually focus on increasing capital for women and small business owners.

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Seema S. Sahin: Modern Mary

For most Muslim women it can be challenging finding styles that express their cultural heritage, American identity, and at the same time being true to their faith.

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Jen McCarn: Caring Senior Service

The Navy gave me the confidence that I have used throughout my career to take charge of my own life and not be afraid of change.

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Bernadette Doran: Equilibrium Energy + Education

Because this is a vision and a mission, not just a business, it took tremendous personal sacrifice, including virtually every penny I owned, a huge amount of credit card debt, and many, many personal lifestyle adjustments.

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Thresette Briggs: Performance 3 LLC

I started my business to ensure I could live my true purpose. I would not have been able to do that working for someone else.

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Kristen Willis: Kris’s Vintage Clothing

Once I was out of the military I wanted an income of my own that didn’t take me away from my children and after much trail and error I finally opened a shop on Etsy.com.

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Jordana Jaffe: Embarkability

I am inspired by people who have paved the way for their success and have been determined to achieve their goals no matter what.

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Mrs. Abeer Qumsieh: Better Business

To me success is the perseverance of making things happen when they seem impossible; it’s to wake up every morning wanting to make a mark in the place you live so that it makes a difference in the lives of others & the World.

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Nathalie Molina Niño: Therapy for Business Women

I stepped down from a successful career in international business to study storytelling… and started writing love letters to women in business, hoping to provide insights I wish someone had shared with me along the way.

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