Between attending Vassar and starting her own jewelry business, Erica Weiner worked damn hard, doing the kind of jobs that required ingenuity—and a knack for dealing with children and very small celebrities. These are the gigs that eventually led her to her namesake line, which she launched from her kitchen table. More
Topic: role models
Surprise: Starting a major international company is difficult. Doing it while pregnant is extra-difficult. So says Natalie Massenet, who founded the major online fashion portal Net-a-Porter while pregnant with her first child. More
Women are (relatively) few and far between in the tech industry. They make up less than 10% of venture capitalists, and they leave the industry at twice the rate of men, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation.
There’s also a shortage of women pursuing engineering, particularly software engineering.
But the women who do choose to enter the tech industry in one way or another are doing incredibly important work. More
Jenna Lyons, President and Chief Creative Officer for J.Crew, is gracing the cover of Fast Company this month because she is a major force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. After all, Lyons has doubled the sales of J.Crew in the last seven years, resulting in a company valuation of $1.7 billion and has been the visionary force behind what has become known as the “cult of J.Crew“ (of which I have been a proud member since 1995). Anna Wintour said last spring, “J.Crew is a force to be reckoned with, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insane.” Those are some big words coming from arguably the most important woman in fashion. More
Everybody has a story but few are as painful and triumphant as Ramona Pierson‘s.
Pierson is the CEO of a stealth startup, Pierson Labs.
She is also, quite possibly, the most inspiring tech founder in the Valley today. And that’s saying something.
There is a God, and he has a plan for us all: The cast of the greatest working-women sitcom in television history is reuniting to act and makes jokes together. The four female leads of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” will appear on TV together, despite costar Valerie Harper‘s recently announced terminal cancer diagnosis. The forecast calls for laughter mixed with tears. More
25-year-old Anne Smedinghoff had a passion for working overseas since she was a young girl growing up in suburban Chicago. Right after college, she joined the US Foreign Service, and had already completed a stint in dangerous Caracas, Venezuela, and then volunteered to go to Afghanistan. She died Saturday attempting to deliver schoolbooks to children. More
This week, President Obama appointed the first woman to head the Secret Service in its 148-year history. That makes Julia Pierson the first woman to be considered responsible for the safety of the president and his family. Find out more about this tough lady, including her time spent in costume at Disney World. More
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With multiple major labels and nearly a half-century of fashion-world experience, it would be an understatement to call Donna Karan a design powerhouse. This college dropout turned “Queen of Seventh Ave” has made a career of paying tribute to her city and keeping basics far from boring. Do a deep dive into her rise. More
Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1909, Eudora Welty was one of the greatest writers the American South produced. In 1933, however, she was just a recent college grad, “six weeks on the loose in N.Y.,” and she needed a job. In pursuit of that, she wrote one of the most charming cover letters I’ve ever read. That letter to the New Yorker breaks all the rules of cover letters: It’s too long, it meanders far from her accomplishments and qualifications, she makes a cheesy pun, she insults her most recent job, and she speaks openly of needing money. But it’s also beautiful and intriguing, and she promises “I would work like a slave,” which every employer wants to hear. More
On the day Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” hit bookstores, people filed up escalator after escalator at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City to see her sit down with friend and NBC special correspondent Chelsea Clinton.
An hour and a half before the event was scheduled to begin, three-quarters of the chairs were filled. Latecomers circled like vultures looking for the odd open seat.
I was glad I had shown up early. More
It’s the big question that no one seems to have the answer to: How do you raise a happy family, keep your marriage strong and still propel your career forward?
Well, why not ask someone who did it? More