Grow Your Business

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    Motherly Advice on Investing: How A Stay-At-Home Mom Creates Income PART II

    In Part I, I began to discuss how a career as an investor could be a way for mothers to create a flow of income while staying home with their children. This week, Christina Suter, a real estate investor and founder of Ground Level Consulting will explain how she created this type of career for herself. […] Read more…

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    Motherly Advice on Investing: How A Stay-At-Home Mom Creates Income PART I

    Many women feel that they have to choose between making an income and staying at home with their kids. Christina Suter, a real estate investor and founder of Ground Level Consulting seems to have figured out just the formula. By the time Christina had her daughter at the age of 40, she had created a […] Read more…

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    Girlfriend’s Guide to Buying Real Estate

    I’ve heard a couple of girlfriends say that they’re not buying a home because they can’t find one they like. They prefer to rent until they can save enough money to buy a home with all the bells and whistles. If I heard it from a couple of my girlfriends then there are probably a […] Read more…

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    So You Want to Launch An App

    A little over a year ago, out of frustration with being unable to find the perfect shade of orange lipstick for her skin tone, Gee Collins came up with an idea to launch the social beauty site Bellashoot.com. Her sister-in-law, Saje Sandhu, empathized with her frustration and jumped on board as co-founder to help create […] Read more…

Life Hack

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    UP YOUR (Office Fashion) GAME

    My mornings began early and my nights end late, and some days I have about thirty minutes to get ready before I leave for work. That doesn’t carve out much time to put together a thoughtful outfit. What most women struggle with is finding chic outfits that are effortless. Not to mention, you want to feel comfortable in […] Read more…

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    Vision Night: How to Host a Vision Board Party

    I hosted a get-together with my friends—which I dubbed “Vision Night”. We set aside time to map out our year and create vision boards. Since this isn’t a typical night for us, I wasn’t sure how open they would be to the idea of manifesting our goals. A normal outing for us is dinner at […] Read more…

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    One Missing Element to Your New Year’s Resolution: Reflection

    “It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute…that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins This is the time of year many of us reflect on the past year and plan for the future. It’s a time to pause and think about what we’ve learned, as well as see what […] Read more…

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    Help! I Need a Vacation!

    Keeping me in the Continental United States for an extended period of time is like keeping the sun from setting—it ain’t gonna happen. So when my friend Dena posed the idea to travel, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s not easy to find a partner-in-crime that is willing to travel to another country. People have […] Read more…

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    Why You’re Not Accomplishing Your Bucket List

    I spent a few days in Phoenix, Arizona last week to attend a tourism conference. As an advertising sales and marketing executive at Los Angeles magazine, these conferences help me understand the lay of the (tourism) land so I can create tailored marketing programs for clients. There was a phenomenal keynote speaker at the conference […] Read more…

Power Point Interviews

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    Director of USC School of Journalism: Willow Bay

    Today marks the grand opening of USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s new state-of-the-art Wallis Annenberg Hall. The 88,000-square-foot media facility cost $59.3 million to build including $8.1 million in technology. In addition to the new facility, Willow Bay recently took over as USC’s new director of the School of Journalism. She is a force to […] Read more…

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    Captain of Los Angeles Police Department: Tina Nieto

    Captain Tina Nieto is one of those women that blazes their own path to success. She rose through the ranks of the Los Angeles police force to become the first female Hispanic Captain in LAPD’s history. Now she is the Area Commanding Officer at Olympic Division that covers Koreatown, Lil Bangladesh, Wilshire, East Hollywood and […] Read more…

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    Founder of Women A.R.E: Angella Nazarian

    If I had to name someone that best embodies That’s Pretty Powerful, I would choose Angella Nazarian. So I couldn’t be more thrilled to launch this Power Point interview series with her as the first profile. She exemplifies what it means to be both an accomplished career woman in LA and a person who puts […] Read more…

Ladies Who Launch Non-profits

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    Fashionistas Jacqueline Hurwitz and Sherrie Berger

    “Ladies Who Launch Non-Profits” is an ongoing series celebrating women who are engaged with the world around them and have committed themselves to the selfless act of starting a non-profit. Their positive impact is often immeasurable and most definitely commendable. They inspire us to think big and do better in the world. What’s the name […] Read more…

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    Mentor Shelly Ulaj

    Bill and Melinda Gates recently released their annual Gates Foundation letter enlisting millions to participate in their cause—breaking the cycle of poverty. They predict that lives in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. Something as simple as raising awareness, volunteering your time, or giving […] Read more…

#Like A Boss

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    The Life Coach: Shereen Thor

      When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, right? Right. What about when life starts pelting you with lemons like an automated tennis ball throwing machine? That’s when it’s time to call in for back up. Awaken the Rebel is Shereen Thor’s brainchild that helps individuals approach their struggles in a more manageable manner […] Read more…

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    The Floral Artist: Gaige Clark

    Starting your own company is no joke. For many, it requires taking a leap into the unknown which can be scary. #Like A Boss is a salute to women brave enough to go off on their own and build a company from the ground up. There are two qualifications for being profiled on #Like A […] Read more…

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    The Fabulous Financial Planner: Brittney Castro

    Starting your own company is no joke. For many, it requires taking a leap into the unknown which can be scary. #Like A Boss is a salute to women brave enough to go off on their own and build a company from the ground up. There are two qualifications for being profiled on #Like A […] Read more…

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    Changing How We Do Insurance: Mindy Lamont

    Starting your own company is no joke. For many, it requires taking a leap into the unknown which can be scary. #Like A Boss is a salute to women brave enough to go off on their own and build a company from the ground up. There are two qualifications for being profiled on #Like A […] Read more…

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    The Artist: Elana Joelle Hendler

    Starting your own company is no joke. For many, it requires taking a leap into the unknown which can be scary. #Like A Boss is a salute to women brave enough to go off on their own and build a company from the ground up. There are two qualifications for being profiled on #Like A […] Read more…

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    The Marketing Maven: Laurel Mintz

    Starting your own company is no joke. For many, it requires taking a leap into the unknown which can be scary. #Like A Boss is a salute to women brave enough to go off on their own and build a company from the ground up. There are two qualifications for being profiled on #Like A Boss. First, […] Read more…

Events

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    SoGal Summit: Entrepreneurship Conference for Women

    I had the opportunity to brush up on my entrepreneurial skills and meet like-minded female entrepreneurs at the first annual SoGal Summit last Saturday morning, an entrepreneurship conference for young women. Despite having to hit the alarm clock several times, I appreciated that the conference was held on a Saturday. There were no urgent work […] Read more…

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    Breakfast with Geena Davis, Amy Wakeland, and Ann Mc Elaney

    I started Thursday morning with an omelet, strong coffee and councilman Tom LaBonge enthusiastically introducing four well-known L.A. female figures to a crowd of 100 engaged attendees. No, it wasn’t a fundraiser to support a political campaign. Los Angeles magazine hosted a breakfast conversation at Public Kitchen and Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to discuss […] Read more…

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    Step Up’s 11th Annual Inspiration Awards

    It’s not easy to step away from the office for a few hours, so when I get the opportunity to attend an event during the weekday I do a little dance in my head debating whether to go. But when my colleague said that Step Up Women’s Network 11th Annual Inspiration Awards was worth attending, […] Read more…

Book Reviews

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    The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Performance

    There’s a beautiful place where people go to create the some of the world’s most elaborate and innovative projects. It’s a place where people live in total bliss, all their worries melt away and nothing matters except the present. It’s a happy place where anyone can go—no velvet ropes or membership required. Many of us […] Read more…

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    #GIRLBOSS

    The book #GIRLBOSS has been the topic of conversation around the office water cooler lately. So while you may have been reading your summer fiction novel on the beach somewhere, I decided to kick off my reading list with this little number. #GIRLBOSS is the first book from Nasty Gal founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso. […] Read more…