“No one is you… and that is your power.”Read More
"What you don’t know is just as much an advantage than what you know. You can walk through a wall when you don't know it's there"Read More
Jen Vescio is a recognized leading consumer internet, entertainment, sports and digital media executive with 20 years of leadership experience at global Fortune 500 and early-stage companies including ESPN, CBS, Yahoo!, and eBay and most currently as an Entertainment & Media executive at Verizon (Oath).Read More
“Rather than framing 'What do I want to be when I grow up?’ ask instead, 'What problems can I help solve?‘“Read More
"If we leave all the activism to people who do it as a full-time job, we'll never make the collective impact we need."Read More
Arsheen Allam is the CEO and Founder of GOLeafe, a startup company which has developed a proprietary patent-pending process for manufacturing nanocrystalline graphene and graphene oxide materials. GOLeafe's manufacturing approach is a scalable batch process, which avoids expensive equipment and harsh chemicals, which means GOLeafe’s manufacturing approach has a cost advantage and is much more eco-friendly than competing methods.Read More
Lori Cashman is an early stage investor in ventures led by female entrepreneurs and gender-diverse teams. She brings “peripheral vision” on emerging consumer & technology trends and customer engagement practices.
Lori is a former co-founder of the private equity firm Lineage Capital. Her previous private equity experience combined with her current role as a venture capitalist ensure a well-rounded perspective on successful business models, operational and market issues and consumer trends all in the context of a company’s capital structure and value proposition.Read More
Alex Adams is a journalist, professional dinner party host, and business owner – an exemplar of the modern young female entrepreneur, Alex mixed her creativity and business skills and created her own career. After short stints working in public relations, sales and marketing she started her first business at the age of 25.
Alex, AKA Ms. Darlinghurst, started Eat Drink Play in 2009 which is a lifestyle website dedicated to the very best things to do in Sydney. In 2016 she expanded the publication to Melbourne.Read More
"For years I made choices because they looked good on paper, or because family and friends steered me away from the directions I truly wanted to go in. Don’t let other people dictate your path.”Read More
Lisa Lavin is co-founder and CEO of Anser Innovation. Lisa has over 20 years of experience in business as a senior leader and entrepreneur building new business within the healthcare, animal care, and consumer product sectors in start-up and Fortune 100 businesses. Prior to her emphasis in business, Lisa taught veterinary radiography at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and the Medical Institute of Minnesota. As an expert in this field, Lisa authored the textbook Radiography in Veterinary Technology, (2007, 2003, 1999, 1994), Elsevier Publishing.Read More
Don't reduce yourself down to a soundbite. Live into your complexity.Read More
When she was in high school, Afreen Allam, now founder and CEO of the biomedical company SiNON Therapeutics, began volunteering at the Duke Cancer Center. “I come from a typical Asian family where medical school was the only route that was an option,” Allam, 28, tells Bustle; this volunteer work was meant to help further her progress along that path. But it wasn't easy — although not because of the work itself. “The first two weeks were extremely hard," says Allam. "I wasn’t used to seeing that kind of pain and suffering.”Read More
Joanna Kyriazakos is a #ladybadass with an ability to push people past their comfort zone and help them achieve more than they thought possible. I credit coach Joanna with encouraging me to overcome my (many physical and mental) fears so that I am now a confident stand-up paddleboarder in Sydney harbor.
Joanna is fearless! She has a love for physical challenges and for helping people of all ages find their love of the ocean through nurturing and teaching them various skills, whether it be swimming, stand up paddling or surf swimming.Read More
Imogen Clarke is an eighteen-year-old student, currently in her first year studying Classical Civilisation at the University of Nottingham.
Imogen has been partially sighted since birth, has working vision in only one eye, and peripheral vision in the other – neither of which is corrected by glasses. In addition to this, she suffer from nystagmus, which negatively effects her distance and depth perception, and also gives her the occasional headache from time to time.Read More
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and ranked in Chambers, Eva Davis is a savvy dealmaker who works with some of the most active private equity funds in the country. With over 20 years of experience, Eva provides astute commercial recommendations alongside her strategic M&A advice when negotiating on behalf of US and global public and private companies, boards of directors and private equity funds involving their most significant transactional matters.Read More
Introducing #ladybadass Nicole Matejic, internationally recognized military information operations, social media expert, published author and trusted adviser to Governments around the world. She is known for her innovative and no BS approach to strategic communications and managing crises.
Nicole’s achievements are even the more impressive as she’s thrived and leveraged a substantial career in the defense industry.Read More
Lesley Jane Seymour is a media entrepreneur who is launching a new platform for intelligent, stylish, influential women over the age of 35 called coveyclub.com
In February 2016, when the women's lifestyle magazine More closed, Lesley found herself out of a job after eight years at the helm. In a published post on LinkedIn entitled: “The Joys of Losing Your Job in the Digital Age,” she explained that she was “prepared” when More folded. Ironically, the editor credited the first time she was fired from a big job as a buffer to ease her grief over More.Read More
Dr. Xuezhao Lan is the founding and managing partner of Basis Set Ventures, a $140M early stage venture fund focused on enterprise artificial intelligence. Lan built the Corporate Development Strategy team at Dropbox. Prior to Dropbox, she was an engagement manager at McKinsey and founded a brain training startup. She studied human brain functions for her Ph.D. and received her MA in Statistics, both from the University of Michigan. She also did her post-doc at Harvard and has produced several peer-reviewed articles in top publications including Science.Read More
Janine Firpo has been a social innovator for 20 plus years. She has been working at the intersection of technology and international development problems. She is currently a Deputy Director in the Financial Services for the Poor team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In her role, Janine is responsible for accelerating and deepening the penetration of digital financial services beyond basic payments in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda while ensuring that the grantmaking and management are of the highest standards.Read More