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SKYE McLain, is your regular Southern girl, born in Texas and living in Louisiana with her husband and son. She started and runs her VA business from home and helps creative bloggers and independent business owners stay organized. She’s also be releasing her virtual assistant directory, where business owners can browse for the perfect VA for them, a matching service if you want to get hooked up with the perfect person to help you, and coaching services for those who are ready to get started but don’t know where to begin.

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Emily Chase Smith, Esq. is an author, speaker and financial business coach based in Southern California. She's written The Financially Savvy Entrepreneur: Navigating the Money Maze of Running Business and hosts Money Morsels: Small Bites of Wisdom for Entrepreneurs. Emily nerds out helping business owners make financially savvy decisions as they start and grow their businesses.

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GERALYN Dreyfous has a wide, distinguished background in the arts, extensive experience in consulting in the philanthropic sector, and participates on numerous boards and initiatives. She is the Founder of the Utah Film Center, a non-profit that curates free screenings and outreach programs for communities throughout Utah. In 2007, she co-founded Impact Partners Film Fund with Dan Cogan, bringing together financiers and filmmakers so that they can create great films that entertain audiences, enrich lives, and ignite social change. Some of her producing credits include the Academy Award winning Born Into Brothels; Emmy nominated The Day My God Died; Academy Award nominated The Square, Academy Award nominated The Invisible War and multiple film festival winners such as Kick Like a Girl, In A Dream, Dhamma Brothers, Project Kashmir, Miss Representation, Connected, Anita, and The Crash Reel. Geralyn was honored with the International Documentary Association’s Amicus Award in 2013 for her significant contribution to documentary filmmaking.

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NATALIE Sisson, is a Suitcase Entrepreneur, bestselling author, podcaster, speaker, business design coach and adventurer who travels the world living out of her suitcase. She runs a highly successful online business from her laptop and smartphone, and teaches others how to build an online business and lifestyle they love, on their own terms. She’s on a mission to ensure 100,000 + entrepreneurs create freedom in business and adventure in life by 2020.

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AUBREY Rose, is a New York Times and USA Today’s bestselling romance author. Her latest novel, Heartbitten, is a paranormal romance. Aubrey Rose lives in sunny San Diego, where she likes to lay around in a hammock reading her favorite romances. When she’s not writing steamy stories, she can be found dancing naked in front of the mirror to Abba while her cat watches disdainfully.

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VEL Jones, is the founder of VULGAR CITIZEN, an innovative clothing boutique, that redefines vulgarity and its power in fashion. As a brand, Vulgar Citizen cater to the outrageous in all of us and encourage people to own their vulgarity, not just in their wardrobes but also in their lives. Vel is a NYU grad who moved to LA originally to pursue a career in film production, but when it did not happen with this choice, she eventually pursued to fashion industry. As a result, her clothing and accessories boutique VULGAR CITIZEN was born. VULGAR CITIZEN strives to achieve the perfect balance between uniqueness and comfort. With a creative contemporary feel, the brand itself is a mix of casual and sexy, but also elegant and edgy.

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TAMEKA "L.A. Say" Anderson, is a Certified Life Coach and strategist for “putting the PEOPLE back in people skills.” Tameka is a strategist in Parenting skills, and also Georgia's Court-Appointed Special Advocate for youth in foster care. She founded L.A. Say Inc., an Interpersonal Relations Consulting Company, one of the fastest growing business for building leaders through building people skills. The motto for the company is “putting the PEOPLE back in people skills” and each workshop/class is nothing short of high-energy learning that will be remembered by each participant. Their mission? Build productive leaders through excellence in social skills training.

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TORI B. Amos, is an Author, Spokesperson, Image Consultant, Intuitive Reader, Reiki Master and Empowerment Lifestyle Consultant at Empower You. Tori helps others in re- claiming balance in their lives, from the inside out. With this inmind, Tori has developed exciting and innovative programs, seasonal cleanses, tips and techniques. Her first upcoming book, “ Empower Youth: A Guide on How To Connect with Your Youth or teen WhileBuilding Your Own Spiritual Grounding, continues to encourage positive movement and consciousness for the millennial generation and those who love and encourage them. Tori works with adults, families and children, to discover a greater awareness of self. She is passionate about teaching a lifestyle, that creates a more enjoyable and fulfilling life and encourages healing and peace of mind, for the total being.

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MAGGIE Patterson, is a copywriter and communication’s strategist who works with coaches, consultants and service providers to help them grow their bottom line. She believes we need to ditch the marketing "shoulds" and play by our own rules. Maggie is also the host of the Marketing Moxie podcast and her work has been published on leading websites including The Huffington Post, LKR Social Media, Duct Tape Marketing, Content Marketing Institute, Yahoo Small Business and more.

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KELSEY Meyer, is the cofounder of Influence & Co. a content marketing firm that helps expertseducate and engage their audience by getting articles published in online publications. Her company, Influence & Co. is one of the leading providers of high quality expert content to the world's top publications and pride themselves on working with only the best experts, saving them time on sharing their expertise, and providing the highest quality content to top tier publications. Their mission? Build their clients’ professional brands!

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VICTORIA Gibson is an online business mentor who coaches liked-minded women towards achieving Breakout Success online. After a successful corporate career in commercial property and marketing, Victoria staked her claim on a lifestyle that would provide prosperity, fulfillment, and flexibility – on her own terms. She founded Facebook Ad Queen, and within one short year grew it from a domain name to a thriving six-figure enterprise. She then expanded with Marveo.com, providing end-to-end Facebook marketing solutions for global companies, big and small. Through Marveo, she has helped countless brands establish and grow their presence on the world’s biggest social network. Now, with her Breakout Success coaching programs, Victoria is on a mission to help women transition to the freedom and success of a hit online business, and the lifestyle they deserve. By lifting the lid off the intricacies of online marketing, Victoria helps clients build sustainable, thriving businesses. A resourceful single mother to Ava and Millie, Victoria uses her personal and professional experiences to help women – and their families – thrive.

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PENNY Sansevieri, is the Founder and CEO of Author Marketing Experts. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most innovative Social Media/Internet book marketing campaigns. Penny is the author of twelve books, including How to Sell Your Books by the Truckload on Amazon and Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the "leading guide to everything Internet."

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ANNA Rabinowicz, is the founder and designer at Rablabs. She launched her first home collection for RabLabs in 2002, creating objects inspired by nature which fuse ancient, precious materials with cutting-edge design. Anna’s designs for RabLabs have been featured in top publications including The New York Times, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Harper's Bazaar, O Magazine, and New York Magazine. Anna also teaches product designs at The Parsons New School for Design.

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DENISE Wakeman, is an Online Business Strategist and Co-Founder of The Future of Ink. She works with authors and online entrepreneurs to strategically use social marketing tools to gain visibility, build credibility and make more money. She offers free trainings on through her Adventures in Visibility program. Her mission? “Help you boost your visibility on the web so you get more traffic, leads, clients and opportunities for your business.”

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MELISA Fluhr and PAM Ginocchio, are interior design enthusiasts who founded ProjectNursery.com, a leading resource dedicated to baby’s 1st room & beyond. As permanent fixtures in the design industry, children’s market and DIY culture, Melisa Fluhr and Pam Ginocchio are known for their exceptional approach to all things nursery. Recently, the company expanded with Project Junior, which turns its focus towards the next design phase once baby has outgrown the nursery. Melisa and Pam have been widely recognized for their accomplishments with Project Nursery, including consistent honors in Babble.com’s “Top 50’s”, TheBump.com’s “Best Design Blog” and a finalist in the Cribsie Awards.

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ANN Gomez is a productivity consultant and the founding president of Clear Concept Inc, a productivity consulting firm which she founded in 2004. Ann helps her clients effectively manage their projects and leverage their time across their many competing priorities. She has worked with several top law firms as well as large clients across Canada and the U.S. Recent clients include Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal, AstraZeneca, Yahoo!, Procter & Gamble, Grand & Toy and Queen’s School of Business. She also works with busy professionals to help them find more time each day. Her motto? “Work smarter, do more”.

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ALAIA Williams is an entrepreneur, podcast host and A community builder. She helps her clients become more efficient, effective and productive. She also connects business owners with resources they need to optimize their business and their life. Alaia is the creator of The Entrepreneur Connection, a networking group with over 900 members and At the Helm: Women in Biz Conference, attended by thousands of small business owners and professionals. She has often been referred to by many as the “Small Biz Swiss Army Knife.”

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CLAUDINE Hellmuth, is living proof that you can have a successful and profitable business that's driven on pure whimsy. She designs and illustrates printable boxes and kits that bring delight to customers young and old. She's been featured in The New York Times, appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, HGTV, HSN, QVC UK and The DIY Network. Her client list includes projects with major companies like Smart Car, Capitol Records and national publications such as The Saturday Evening Post. When she's not covered in paper, glue and tape she's walking her dog Maggie, reading a book or enjoying a well deserved afternoon nap with her very fat cat Mabel.

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LYNETTE Young, founder of Purple Stripe Productions has been working with Woman- Forward Businesses, Technology Companies & Lifestyle Brands of all sizes since 2006, to develop and effectively deploy digital, strategic and tactical initiatives to gain exposure, attract talent, grow business and reach new customers using the social web. Lynette’s expertise as social media specialist and digital publishing subject matter expert gives her a distinct advantage as an engaging and informative speaker and corporate trainer.

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Jackie Ulmer- TodaysLeadingWomen.comJACKIE Ulmer is a Direct Sales team builder, speaker and trainer. She's built an international business from home using online methods like Blogging, podcasting and Social Media, while raising her children. She’s the author of the popular book, Profit in your PJ’s!

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KATE Matsudaira is an experienced technology leader, published author, and keynote speaker. She worked at top companies like Amazon and Microsoft, being an executive in 3 successful startups, and now runs her own company, Popforms. Kate wants to transform the way we think about career development and is on a mission to create tools that help superstars shine at work.

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KIM Nicol teaches applied mindfulness and meditation. A former attorney, she is passionate about helping attorneys feel fully alive. Stemmed from her own journey and being passionate about truly living a vibrant life, Kim now helps and teaches others how to apply mindfulness and meditation to their own lives and get the most out of life!

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ALI Rittenhouse, transforms entrepreneurs and small businesses into online powerhouses. She helps hundreds of entrepreneurs master their online domain—setting up functional & beautiful websites, launching digital programs and products, sharpening systems and customer flow, and making their clients’ businesses tick, 24-hours a day. Ali is on a mission to activate a new generation of online entrepreneurs—women who bust stereotypes, break glass ceilings, and show the world who’s the boss!

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STEPHANIE Cotrell, is the founder of two businesses, Trading Pounds and Blue Elephant Creative. She founded Trading Pounds in 2010, when she decided to change her life and lost over 200 pounds, simply by eating real good food. She now helps you find the inner healing that will allow you to gain the life you want to live and lose the weight forever. Blue Elephant Creative, on the other hand is her marketing/web development firm focused on helping entrepreneurs bring their vision into reality.

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JILL Malek, is a New York based artist whose wallpapers evoke memorable texture, depth, and style. Jill is the brilliant creator of the wallpaper living inside MTV Networks, the Google Offices, and the Ritz Carlton Restaurant. After art directing for the Westin Brand at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Jill Malek expanded her love of printed matter to the creation of hand-screened wallpapers, seeking to bridge the worlds of interior and graphic design. Her skills expand way beyond wallpaper as she also specializes in print and pattern design for invitations, customized stationery, book layouts, web sites and more.

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LORI Cheek, is an Architect turned Entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Cheekd.com-- the reverse engineered dating site. Lori is no longer building structures, she's now building relationships... one card at a time. Her company, Cheek’d promotes safe and playful interaction that bridges the gap between online dating and real-world romance. And Lori endeavors to help people find love in a safe and playful way.

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IZABELA Russell, is the managing Director of a worldwide audio production company called Music Radio Creative. Izabela is the brains behind many operations within the company but also being very much a people person she loves to deal with all customers on a daily basis and make sure that our voice talent, singers, producers and musicians are on top of their work.

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STEPHANIE Burns, is the founder and CEO of Chic CEO, an online resource for female entrepreneurs - bringing how-to information, tools and community to women starting businesses. With a background in brand building, media buying, strategy and entrepreneurship, Stephanie has wide experience with an eclectic portfolio of industries. Chic CEO was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites for Women by Forbes and every year after. Chic CEO has also been included in the Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs by Forbes as well as featured in notable press outlets like Inc., Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, Amex Open among others. With 50,000 female entrepreneurs subscribed, Stephanie's vision for Chic CEO is to be the number one resource for any woman who wants to follow her entrepreneurial dream.

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YAMILE Yemoonyah, is the founder of CreativeWebBiz.com. As a business coach for artists, she helps her clients sell their creative artwork online. She also created the 30-Day Creative Web Biz Challenge during which, artists can learn how to optimize their website, crank up their marketing and make more sales. She does all these while traveling the world as a digital nomad.

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TRACI Reuter, is a Success Coach & Mentor, Social Media & Video Marketer, Entrepreneur and Speaker. She is passionate about seeing others tap into the greatness that’s inside of every person. She is sought after for her straight forward approach to making marketing online simple. Traci's advice has helped hundreds generate thousand of dollars in residual income. Traci is known as a "video marketing ninja" and a social media crusher!

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KIM Walsh-Phillips, is the award-winning Speaker, Author, Strategist and CEO of IO Creative Group, a results-driven marketing and PR agency. She is a techie marketing geek with great shoes and a hatred of awareness campaignsand an obsession for marketing with a sharp focus on ROI. Kim has worked with many brands including but not limited to Sandler Training, GKIC Insider Circle, Harley-Davidson, Hilton Hotels and many more. She has been featured by NBC, CBS, Fox and NPR.

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