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Sharon Starika: Sharon Starika

I was introduced to the Feldenkrais Method 29 years ago after a debilitating accident with a semi-truck. From my remarkable recovery, I found my passion for movement and realized that I wanted to teach others.

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Jody Coughlin: Chic CEO, LLC

I started a small business with no idea what I was doing. Now, I am completely fulfilled in that we get to help women accell every day and champion female entrepreneurship!

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Stephanie Burns: Chic CEO, LLC

I was in grad school, getting my MBA while working full time when I realized that if someone had asked me, I couldn’t tell them what the first steps would be to start a business.

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Jan Hansen: Jewels by Jan

Friends and family were so impressed and felt that my idea would become popular because beach weddings were just starting to become one of the most unique ways to get married.

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Renee Zau: DonationMatch

There are so many companies that would give more if the process were easier, and there are a million events each year in the U.S. looking for them.

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Kellyn Timmerman: feNa

To work incredibly hard for something and have someone else determine my fate was the turning point for me, and the reason I started feNa.

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Sandi Timberlake: A Little To The Left

I launched the business in September 2008, with 20 greeting cards for gay and lesbian couples for weddings, unions and anniversaries. I now have over 70 designs.

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Sereta Wilson: Annie’s Ruff House

My grandmother left me a very small amount of money. I felt a huge responsibility to spend that money in a way that would honor her.

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Kellee Khalil: Lover.ly

I was overwhelmed by all of the information and ideas on the Web and that there wasn’t one place online to gather all of the amazing ideas.

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Vanessa Bright: Financial Futures Now

I started my company to educate America’s youth on the basic principles of financial literacy and provide them with the skills to become financially free and fiscally responsible adults.

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