Entrepreneurs

Opting Out Is Not Always a Choice

“Mrs. Krug, as I’m sure you know, your son has had a traumatic injury to his brain. This can affect him in many ways…” The genetics fellow at this teaching hospital is speaking slowly, and when I can no longer listen to his patronizing tone I cut...

How to Convince People to Give You Money

Unless you’re willing to bootstrap your business and fund it yourself, any entrepreneur looking to start a new venture will be on the lookout for investors. You’ll need to find investors who trust you, believe in your vision, and can write the...

How I Made Money Off Pimp My Ride

The internet just exploded with scandalous news. From Huffington Post to Gawker comes the big reveal that the aught's favorite TV show, Pimp My Ride, was, in fact, a scam. As Twitter has blown up with the "news" so has my phone. Why? Because ten...

10 Fast Facts on Amal Clooney

Long before Amal Clooney (formerly Amal Alamuddin) was turning heads as George Clooney’s fiancée, she was internationally known — for her career. A barrister, international human rights lawyer, and University of Oxford graduate, Amal has been...

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

How to Host a Conference — With No Money

Events have been the core of my career — and have saved my butt more than once. When I was running my first company, an Internet marketing firm, I spent a lot of time sitting in my office losing money. It was cute that I was sending out press...

10 Fast Facts on Mary Barra, the First Female CEO of a Major Automaker

In 2013, Mary Barra became the first female CEO of General Motors — and thereby the first female CEO of a major automaker. Previously the executive vice president of product design, purchasing, and logistics, Mary ascended to the role at the...

7 Steps to Turning Your Personal Brand Into a Business

I remember the day I decided to leave my position as the Miami editor of Refinery29. If you’re an on-the-rise online editor, you don’t just leave a job with Refinery29 — especially just a few months after accepting the gig. Some young women would...

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