GenHERation Founder Katlyn Grasso

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Yankees Executive Emily Hamel Knows How to Handle the Curve Ball

If you were to ask a little girl what she wants to be when she grows up common answers may be a doctor, a lawyer, or a teacher. Well, teacher is the answer Emily Hamel, the Executive Director for Non-Baseball Events for the New York Yankees, would have given you up until her college years.
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Sisters and Stickers: How Sierra Lore Balances Company and Charity

Like a typical high school junior, Sierra Lore attends class and participates in sports. Unlike other high school juniors though, Sierra also runs a business and partners with a charity. Sierra is the founder of, a website that sells popular laptop stickers. She began the business two years ago, when she was 14 years old
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Renee Kakareka is Extending the Olive Branch with Her New Startup

Renee Kakareka is (o)living the dream through her company Olive Devices. Read on to learn more about this great startup based in Philadelphia. What is your job title and tell me a little bit about the company? I am CEO and founder of Olive Devices, headquartered in Philadelphia. We are developing smart glasses that display
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Lessons from the Lab: A Message from Dean Folks

Dr. Liesl Folks is the current Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at The University at Buffalo. Before she became the Dean, Dr. Folks worked for Hitachi GST and IBM in Silicon Valley, both multinational companies. As Dean, Dr. Folks is the head administrator of teaching, research and service operations for UB’s
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Girl Meets World: An Interview with the Chief of Staff to the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Regina Waugh fights for women around the world as the Chief of Staff to the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine Russell, at the U.S. Department of State. A well-read and highly accomplished leader, Regina breaks down her daily routine and explains the goals of the Office of Global Women’s Issues. What are the priority
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The Big Bang Theory: 5 Lessons From a Rocket Scientist

Natalie Panek is a rocket scientist at MDA’s Robotics and Automotive division in Toronto, Ontario where she works on a team building the ExoMars 2020 rover. An aspiring astronaut, Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and her master’s degree in aerospace engineering. Check out Natalie’s 5 tips for how you can make a
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Couponing with Ballerina-Turned-Tech CEO Cheryl Black

Cheryl Black, the CEO of digital couponing company YOU Technology, has had quite the unique and impressive life. Originally from Alberta, Canada, she came to the United States after college as a ballet dancer. She ended up staying in Boston, where she found a job as a software engineer. This is where she realized she liked
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Taking Care of Business: XO Group EVP Kathy Wu Brady

Diving into uncharted territory isn’t an easy task. How do you learn to stand your ground in a new, rapidly changing field? In this interview, business tech expert Katherine Wu Brady tells her story of taking risks, finding her strengths, and defining the type of leader she wanted to become. First off, what does your
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Elizabeth Werner

Work and Play with Elizabeth Werner

Elizabeth Werner had her life all planned out: studying political science, going to law school, and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer for life. Then a chance event changed her whole life. After having great national and international internship immersion experiences in a variety of areas of law, Elizabeth was hooked; she had found
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Hera Hub

Step Inside Hera Hub, the First National Co-Working Space for Women

Imagine a space that encourages and values collaboration over competition, and inclusion over exclusion. This is the space that Julia Westfall oversees as the first franchisee of Hera Hub. Julia Westfall is the CEO of Hera Hub D.C., the first national  co-working space focused on women. Before becoming the owner of Hera Hub D.C., Julia
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