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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.
Lauren Lancy, Designer: Sleep Is Sacred To Manage

Lauren Lancy, Designer: Sleep Is Sacred To Manage Stress

We accept new jobs in new cities. We make mistakes on client projects. We're asked to present on our feet. While these situations are normal and often inevitable, how we handle stress is important so we can continue to do what we enjoy.
01/11/2017 03:54 EST
Sexual Violence On Campus Is A Highly Stigmatized

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
Victoria Watts Kennedy: I Challenge Myself Through

Victoria Watts Kennedy: I Challenge Myself Through Travel

I recently spoke with Victoria Watts Kennedy, a writer who is based in the UK and travels for part of the year to get her perspective on the lifestyle. For Watts Kennedy, travel constantly challenges who she is; her personality and ideas.
04/13/2016 04:43 EDT
Emily Ramshaw, Fashion Editor: Listen To What Your Readers

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
Anjali Ramachandran: Women In Tech, Be Ruthless With Your

Anjali Ramachandran: Women In Tech, Be Ruthless With Your Time

Anjali Ramachandran is the head of innovation at PHD UK in London. She's the co-founder of Ada's List, a group for women who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and she also writes about innovation in the developing world.
02/24/2016 10:23 EST
Candice Faktor Of Wattpad: Be Resilient Enough To Keep

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

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
This Street Artist Wants You to Listen to Your Little

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
Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital

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
Three Lessons for Creative Women From Entrepreneur Cindy

Three Lessons for Creative Women From Entrepreneur Cindy Gallop

Cindy Gallop, the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, is crusading for the power of creative women in business. Her Twitter bio is her launch pad. It reads: "I like to blow shit up." She swears; she says it how it is; and she has started to make me "gallop" and hustle harder in my creative work.
06/29/2015 05:47 EDT
In Tel Aviv, Fashion Flourishes With

In Tel Aviv, Fashion Flourishes With Less

Conversations about Tel Aviv rarely involve fashion and accessories designer Gili Rozin wants to change that. Rozin believes that the young and promising fashion creators of Tel Aviv can place the Israeli city on the world stage alongside iconic hubs like New York, London and Paris.
06/03/2015 12:12 EDT