More articles about inspiring-women

Top Women’s Organizations

Since it’s Women’s History Month, we're honoring our favorite women's organizations, ones that are making strides and history for women right now. Here are a few of our faves, new and old. -Kristina Kawas FITE (Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship) is a collab of one of our fave beauty brands, Dermalogica (have you seen the video with Claudia and Dermalogica's Jane Wurwand?), and nonprofit... CONTINUE READING 8

…An Intimacy Expert

Let’s cut to the chase—intimacy is one of the main issues in all relationships, but in our over-sexed society, it can be difficult to gauge what exactly pleases your partner…or yourself. That’s why Loren Kapelow and her late husband, Stephen Kapelow, started Videos for Lovers—sort of like sex-education via easily relatable videos—to help foster intimacy between couples. Loren Kapelow Co-Founder Videos for Lovers New... CONTINUE READING 11

Inspiration from Within

What inspires me…silence, nature, good food, laughter, a wag from my furriest friends and a smile from someone I adore. Still, the depth of my inspiration comes from an attitude, a lifestyle and a belief in myself that transcends whether or not I am meeting someone else’s expectations of me. My inspiration comes from knowing that I am my own... CONTINUE READING 5

“The Antidote to Fear is Action”

Happy Hump Day! We know the middle of the week can be a drag, so we're introducing the first in our bi-weekly series of inspiring posters from best-selling author Karen Salmansohn. Karen brings fun nuggets of self-help advice on her blog daily (or more than daily!) on notsalmon.com. But this self-help is anything but weird and whiny—Karen's tidbits are poignant,... CONTINUE READING 27

Multi-Tasking Mothers We Admire

This International Women’s Day, we’re honoring all women, but we’d like to especially applaud working mothers! The following five women have managed to juggle important business meetings with family dinners and diaper changes, to become successes in every aspect of their lives. -Kristina Kawas Kristi Yamaguchi’s life is no less exciting off the ice than it was during the time she spent... CONTINUE READING 14

A Volunteer in Malaysia

In January, Maria Skouras left the snowy streets of Manhattan to volunteer long-term in sunny Malaysia with an organization called eHomemakers (eH). eHomemakers' primary mission is to help women in Malaysia who are elderly, mentally or physically disabled, low-income or single moms help themselves. This is accomplished through computer training and teaching women how to weave incredible eco-friendly baskets out... CONTINUE READING 8

Today’s Quotes: Courage to Keep Going!

“People think chutzpah is in the genes. It isn’t...it’s in the needing and wanting and being willing to fall on your face. It isn’t fun...who wants all that rejection, but life is sweeter if you make yourself do uncomfortable things.” - Helen Gurley Brown, an author, publisher and businesswoman. Brown was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years. “Life is a... CONTINUE READING 5

Claudia Chan Shares Success Secrets at Spark & Hustle

[/caption] March is Women’s History Month, and we couldn’t be any more psyched to celebrate than by having our President and Chief Discovery Officer, Claudia Chan, speak about her success secrets at New York City’s Spark & Hustle event March 10-12. Claudia will join an amazing array of successful women—including Shecky’s fave Gabrielle Bernstein—and men to give and receive advice on how... CONTINUE READING 11

Girlfriends Behind Mintbox.com Unlock Exclusive Access

Fashion week access, schmaltzy events and designer previews might seem like things reserved for the ladies on Sex and the City or the editors of Vogue, but with Mintbox.com, you can get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to fashion events and VIP retail events at some of your favorite stores nationwide. Mintbox.com, an invitation-only site started by girlfriends Pialy Aditya and Zoe Neuschatz... CONTINUE READING 6

Jewelry that Creates Jobs: The Woman Behind Lia Sophia Shares Her Story

You might already know Lia Sophia—maybe you've gotten one of their pieces as a gift or you've seen one of their stunning accessories on a celebrity, but there’s a more meaningful mission behind the business. I recently caught up with the woman behind this global empire (yes, they’re in Canada and Germany too!), and learned that Lia Sophia is so... CONTINUE READING 22