Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Julie Aigner-Clark Best known as the founder of The Baby Einstein Company, Julie Aigner-Clark is a mommy entrepreneur proving that you don't have to choose between family and business to have success and fulfillment in both. The Baby Einstein Company became a multimillion-dollar company in less than five years, and marked the beginning of an entirely new industry: bringing the arts (like poetry and classical music) to babies and toddlers in child-friendly ways. Now the head of Mommy Made, Julie continues to facilitate and create ways to make the world a better place for kids.  She and her husband [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Jane Pratt of xoJane and xoVain Jane Pratt is an all around badass. She started Sassy magazine at only 24, and later Jane magazine in 1997. She has been at the forefront of empowered and open publications for women since the 80's. She doesn't judge, she likes to "live and let live." My 3 takeaway lessons from Jane: 1. In order to move past something, you have to be open about it. 2. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. 3. One woman's success is a success for all women. This media maven marches to the beat of [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 October 8th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Kristi Yamaguchi Still a household name 22 years after winning the Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the '92 Albertville Olympics, Kristi Yamaguchi is still killin' it – and is my 'Girl Crush Of The Week.' Not only because of her amazing talent and work ethic (I mean, she won the gold!), I'm also really inspired by how Kristi has taken advantage of the opportunities skating opened up for her; continuing to skate professionally for a while after her win but also utilizing her newly found fame to start her Always Dream Foundation & give back. She also [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: BaubleBar founders Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky   You've gotta hand it to Amy and Daniella: they took a shared passion, recognized a hole in the fashion retail market, and turned it into gold.    Foregoing traditional retail models, their company BaubleBar has completely shaken up the $22B jewelry business. Both former banking analysts, Daniella and Amy have created a total online destination for fashion jewelry-- at prices anyone can afford. I think it's awesome how these ladies made sure that their company analyzes trendy styles in order to supply items as quickly as possible—quickly making BaubleBar the go-to [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:11+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Susan Wojcicki   One of the world's highest-ranking women in tech, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is one of just six female CEOs at the top 100 tech companies in the U.S.– and she is totally my 'Girl Crush Of The Week.' Before YouTube, Susan was $GOOG employee #16 and helped build the startup into a $400B company with over 45k employees; all while having 4 kids (she is now expecting her 5th.)  I'm completely inspired by Susan's ability to juggle her impressive career with her family life. I'm inspired by her mission to help women achieve their dreams, and [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Birchbox co-founders Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna Isn't receiving an actual piece of mail-- in this age of everything digital-- kind of one of the best things ever? Plus, having the contents of that delivery be a surprise? Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna have created a unique (and growing) shopping style on their site; knowing that customers like surprises and love being able to try samples of products before committing to a full size (and price). In the company's first three years, they had over 300,000 subscribers sign up. Raise your hand if you're also a fellow Birchbox junkie... [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Brit Morin Often called the "Martha Stewart of Silicon Valley," Brit Morin has created the perfect mix of tech and DIY with online community Brit + Co. Streamlining the creative process? I'm all about it! I am totally digging the blend of blog / e-commerce / social that Brit + Co offers-- tons of recipes, home decor ideas, cool tech insights, and more. I could get lost for hours browsing all the easy ways to bring more creativity into everyday life. My 3 takeaway lessons from Brit: 1.  Find a niche you can really own and go after it. [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: Ali Pincus, Hunter's Alley founder and One Kings Lane co-founder   Ali is a true role-model entrepreneur, unafraid to use her strengths as a woman to lead in the male-dominated tech industry.  She's smart, savvy, sweet and a sartorial guru.    Her "it can be done" attitude is endlessly inspiring. For example, One Kings Lane launched in '08--right in the middle of the financial crisis. The company has since raised over $229M in capital.  "I show up every day as part of the team. The notion of power doesn't really occur to me. It's not my focus."   My 3 [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 August 20th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

#WCW: True & Co. co-founders Michelle Lam and Aarthi Ramamurthy  True & Co. is helping women everywhere get the best bra fit that they can, without ever stepping foot in a dressing room! How cool is that? After all, one of the biggest parts of looking (and feeling) good in your clothes is starting with the proper undergarments. Michelle Lam, a former principal at Bain Capital Ventures, and Aarthi Ramamurthy, a former program manager at Microsoft, represent an excellent pairing of brains and beauty. Did you know that there are over 20 components to a bra? That size is all relative depending [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 August 13th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments

Girl Crush Of The Week

 #WCW:  Rent the Runway founders Jenn Hyman and Jenny Fleiss Rent the Runway stands out among the crowd of fashion sites thanks to its unique business model: giving women access to their dream closet while getting to try out various designers before investing in a piece-- all without breaking the bank. "Netflix for Fashion" I love how co-founders Jenn and Jenny eschewed the traditional entrepreneurial advice that "you HAVE to have a business plan before you start," and just went for it—trusting their intuition and smarts.  My 3 takeaway lessons from Jenn & Jenny: 1. Be humble. 2. Be curious. [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:55:12+00:00 August 6th, 2014|Celebrity|0 Comments
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