Last year, Chi, the Founder of Dinky Mix shared with us her incredible story of how her experiences shaped her decision to start a business with an important message… the result was a three-part interview that we featured on our website.
Proud of her Nigerian heritage, Chi wanted to instil the same sense of pride into her children, and to affirm their cultural heritage and that of many other children.
So she put her creative talent to good use, and created the kind of art she couldn’t find anywhere else. The result of this is Dinky Mix, a fun, playful and empowering brand of print artwork for kids to hang on their bedroom walls.
Amanda de Cadenet - entrepreneur, jounalist, author, photographer, and activist.
I live in LA with my kids and my hubby and continually try to make media that challenges perceptions of women. In 2016, I aired my #DreamInterview with Secretary Clinton on Lifetime and www.theconversation.tv and I launched my company #Girlgaze, a foundation and digital media company dedicated to highlighting and funding female Gen Z photographers and directors.
As of 2016, de Cadenet can also add entrepreneur and CEO to her resume. Girlgaze is her platform connecting young female-identifying and non-binary photographers, artists, influencers, and producers with paying jobs with brands like Dove, Shinola, Nike, and Warby Parker.
What began as a hashtag has evolved to a roster of nearly 200,000 artists across the globe and over $2 million in paid income. Recently, she introduced the Girlgaze Network, a database that will allow employers to search for talent. There’s a catch — all of the identifying details are stripped away and creators are judged purely based on their work, in the hopes of eliminating as much unconscious bias in the hiring process as possible.
#EachforEqual over the past few years we have collected some incredible stories of #inspirational #heroic,#driven #professional #Women make a positive contribution in the world.
Head over https://www.curricula-co.org/visit-our-blog/category/girl-power and sieve through the stories.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.
Cindy Crawford - Model Turned Entrepreneur
On episode 100 of the @secondlife podcast, Hillary Kerr interviews Cindy Crawford, who has been a fashion icon for decades, and is 54 years old. Cindy is world famous for both modelling and acting. After her full time modelling career was put on the back burner in 2000, Cindy turned her hand to other things, though she would occasionally appear on magazine covers, and would frequently endorse products.
Through the 1990s and very early 2000s, Crawford appeared in 8 different films, including Catwalk and Fair Game.
Today, Cindy Crawford is the CEO of Meaningful Beauty, her skincare brand for anti-aging. She teamed up with internationally acclaimed anti-aging specialist, Jean-Louis Sebagh. Their products are designed to make eyes appear lifted, minimise the appearance of pores, and much more.
Head to the website to find out more about Meaningful Beauty.
On the podcast, you will get to hear loads more about how Cindy started out, even before being a model. She shares the personal challenges, motivations and life lessons that got her where she is today.
When going through a divorce, Katie gained a lot of weight, like many people do during a tough life event. Soon after, she found confidence and a self love that she found surprising. This meant she felt able to wear different kinds of clothes, and style herself in new ways, reinventing her look.
This led to her starting her very own fashion blog, called The 12ish Style, that is all about looking great whatever size you are. She put a lot of work into it, hiring a professional photographer, and writing a lot of posts. This blog became her escape, as she channelled all the pain, upset and frustration of her divorce into creativity
Megababe is an amazing brand that creates products designed to take away some of the issues women face, such as chafing and boob sweat! They also sell super cute deodorant, and other hygiene products in chic and fun packaging.
Listen to episode 112 of the @secondlife podcast, and hear Katie telling the whole story of her amazing new career in an interview with podcast host with @hilarykerr
Hobby Chef turned Restaurant Founder
Second Life podcast is all about telling the stories of women who have completely changed their career path, leaving behind what they have always known, to start a business that taps into what they truly love and are passionate about
In episode 98, @hilarykerr chats with Jessica Koslow, @prosciuttosnacks the founder of Sqirl cafe. Jessica used to be a producer at Fox, and has transitioned into becoming a full-time chef and restauranteur.
This New York Times article tells us what a day in Jessica’s life looks like.
To hear more about Jessica Koslow’s amazing, inspiring journey, have a listen to episode 98 of the Second Life podcast on your commute today!