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Kristen Marano

I interview women in business.

I'm passionate about women in business, and sharing stories of the emotional challenges they face in the work they do. These stories are also shared on You Inc., an online community for entrepreneurs.
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Sexual Violence On Campus Is A Highly Stigmatized Topic

News headlines about sexual assault are too common, but stories of survivors and their realities are not commonly spoken. As part of Social Justice Week at Ryerson University, sexual assault survivors have shared their emotions in Lost Words, art workshops led by Toronto illustrator Hana Shafi.
11/02/2016 01:32 EDT
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Emily Ramshaw, Fashion Editor: Listen To What Your Readers Want

People often ask me what's "in" this season, and I'm usually at a loss. In that sense, I think style is more individual; we are generally more inspired by other people's style than by trends on the runway. Street style during fashion week is probably more telling of the state of fashion and what's "trendy" than what's being presented at the actual shows, for better or for worse.
04/04/2016 03:30 EDT
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Sarah Anderson, Yogi: Start Everything You Do By Asking Why

Beyond fulfilling a New Year's resolution to lose weight and feel better, why are people really visiting the gym? Why have they dedicated themselves to move their bodies more often? For Toronto Yogi Sarah Anderson the question of "Why am I doing something?" leads any type of movement she practices, from a headstand to chin ups.
01/11/2016 01:39 EST

Candice Faktor Of Wattpad: Be Resilient Enough To Keep Trying

Building business from the ground up takes a combination of perseverance and a willingness to fail often before reaching a sliver of success. Candice Faktor knows this process well; she knows the art of a good story. She has been building business in various publishing streams for more than 10 years.
12/10/2015 10:46 EST

This Woman Wants to Shake Up the Male-Dominated Trades Industry

At an increasingly vocal time to achieve gender equality in business, Mandy Rennehan is an inspiring leader to follow. Rennehan, 39, is the founder and CEO of Freshco, the first full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider in Canada and the Eastern United States, servicing clients like Apple, Nike and Restoration Hardware. Rennehan recently ranked 25 of 100 Canadian top female entrepreneurs.
09/29/2015 12:05 EDT
Sarah Howard

This Street Artist Wants You to Listen to Your Little Voice

Manchester-born Welsh has that effect on people. She weaves a poignant narrative into almost every piece -- a message for each person to reflect on in the moment like "take the leap," and "dream big." Welsh and I recently chatted about her creative process and what it's like to be a female street artist.
08/10/2015 12:25 EDT
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Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.
07/21/2015 04:57 EDT