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LACY Arnold, is the founder and CEO of LeanMoms.com, and co-owner of HerSmartMarketing.com. Lacy is a professional coach, speaker, writer and full-time mom. Her purpose is to help all women, especially moms, become both physically and mentally fit. When moms achieve their own ideal body, learn to live a holistic lifestyle, and live in their passions and purpose they find the joy in being lean, fit women. Lacy is dedicated to providing the strategies, tools and knowledge she has gained over the last 15 years to help empower other women.

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ALEKSANDRA Scepanovic, is the Managing Director and co-founder of Ideal Properties Group, a Brooklyn real estate firm, with a staff of over 100 real estate brokers andsalespeople. They specialize in Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods including Park Slope, Carroll Gardens and Brooklyn Heights, as well as Williamsburg, Gowanus and other locations throughout the borough. From former Yugoslavia, Aleksandra was a war reporter in Sarajevo before moving to New York City in 1999. Specializing in business development, she’s built up her team to four offices and 110 staff.

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LISA MARIE Latino, is the CEO and Executive Producer of Long Shot Productions, LLC, a full service video production company based in Fairfield, New Jersey. Since Long Shot’s inception in October 2009, Lisa Marie has directed a variety of corporate, commercial and entertainment productions, including producing a live documentary on L’Aquila, Italy’s quest to recover from a devastating earthquake, entitled “The Infernos in Italy: Earthquake Relief Fund Tour”. Lisa Marie has appeared on the cable television series “Cake Boss”, WFAN SportsRadio’s “Boomer and Carton”, My9’s “Chasing New Jersey” and works in- season forthe New York Giants Radio Network. She also serves as an adjunct professor in video production at Seton Hall University.

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THEODORA Sergiou, is the vice president and COO of Nicholas Pools Inc., an industry leader recognized by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals with the 2013 International Award of Excellence for residential vinyl-lined free-form pools. Nicholas Pools builds, renovates, and services swimming pools and hot tubs throughout Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex Counties. Theodora was a finalist for the 2012 and 2013 New Jersey Monthly Leading Women Entrepreneurs Award and featured in Forbes’ special New Jersey Women Business Leaders section.

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BECKY Davis, is a Leadership transformation Coach, and the president/CEO of MVPwork, a consulting and coaching firm for entrepreneurs. She helps small businesses stay up after they start up by providing services like business development& strategic planning. Becky is also the founder of Leading In High Heels (Heels is an acronym – Healing, Elevating, Entrusting Love to Sisters), a non-profit business that provides leadership workshops to professional women who donate their shoes which are given to women of domestic violence and abuse. Becky’s mission is helping you live a better life with a stronger business!

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LEI Lydle, founded AtlantaBridal, while planning her own wedding in Atlanta. It quickly grew and became one of the most popular sites for Atlanta area brides, providing engaged couples with no-nonsense wedding planning advice and extensive and personalized research on local wedding services unlike any found on any other site. Lei is also a speaker and has been asked to speak at events like Wedding Market Expo, Inspire Smart Success Experience Seminar, and the Association of Bridal Consultants National Convention.

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TRINA Spear, is the co-founder of FIGS. FIGS is revolutionizing the outdated medical apparel industry through its use of 100% ridiculously soft, performance fabrics that are tailored to perfection. For centuries, medical professionals have been subjected to inferior medical apparel and a mediocre shopping experience. Not anymore! With the creation of FIGS, they now have access to scrubs that feel better, last longer, and provide unparalleled freedom of movement. For every set of scrubs sold, FIGS gives a set to a healthcare provider in need. FIGS hope to change the way people think, the way people feel, and most importantly, the way people perform when they put on the FIGS Scrubs!

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BODACIOUS Betty, is a retro pin up and modern boudoir photographer in Tampa, FL since 2009; she has been published on the cover Pin Up America magazine, and now pens a monthly column on photo tips for the magazine, in addition to her entrepreneurial duties." Betty is the owner of Bodacious Betty Pin Up Photography, which specializes in glamour portrait photography from the 1940-50's era, and believes any woman can be made to both look and feel gorgeous. Her mission is to bring out the pin up starlet in every gal!

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NANCY Duarte, is the CEO of Duarte, Inc. and the author of Resonate, Slide:ology, and the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations. She has 20 years of experience working with global companies and thought leaders, and she has influenced how the worldperceives some of the most important brands and entities, including Apple, Cisco, Facebook, GE, Google, HP, TED, Twitter, and the World Bank. Nancy has a passion for teaching others about the power of persuasive presentations that drive change in the world.

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INGRID Elfver, is the founder of Born Celebrity™, helping entrepreneurs discover and develop their authentic, one-of-a-kind, million dollar personal brands. For more than 20years Ingrid has worked wit h everyone from A-list celebrities to startups, helping themstay aligned with their big vision, perform at the highest level, and enjoy the journey. According to Ingrid, everyone’s a celebrity… and should be treated like one. But being a “true” celebrity isn’t just about being rich and famous. It’s about being authentic, loving your life, and doing all you can to make a difference in the world.

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NATALIE MacNeil, is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, best known as the Creator of SheTakesOn TheWorld.com, listed on Forbes “Top 100 Websites for Women” four years in a row. Natalie’s book, She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, WorkingHappy, and Living on Purpose, is a bestselling business book for women. Her flagship product, The Conquer Club, helps women build thriving businesses, and influential personal brands.

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MARISSA Levin, founder of Successful Culture is a 20-year entrepreneur, best-selling author and national speaker. She equips others with the mindset, tools, and strategies they need to overcome their barriers to growth. Tapping into two decades of business-building and leadership, Marissa coaches and advises other entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders on how to create a mindset and culture of intention, accountability, and execution. Her mission is to help leaders reach their greatest personal & organizational potential possible through strategic planning, process development, high-impact coaching, & goal execution.

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KATHRYN Starke, is a literacy specialist, author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Creative Minds Publications. Her global educational company motivates students, supports moms, and inspires educators in the world of literacy. Kathry is the author of the book, Amy’s Travels, a children’s book that teaches the culture, diversity, and geography of our world. Its based on a true story and is the first children's picture book to teach the seven continents.

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ANNMARIA De Mars, is a statistician, game developer, Ph.D., World judo champion, author & mother of four beautiful daughters. She is the CEO and founder of 7 Generation Games, a company involved in changing the way students learn mathematics by making it engaging, interactive, and applicable via gaming technology. Their mission is to change the way students learn math by developing the most engaging and historically accurate educational games. AnnMaria De Mars, formerly known as Ann-Maria Burns is an American judoka. She was the first American to win at the World Judo Championships, winning the 1984 tournament in the -56 kg class.

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VERONICA GREY, is the founder of Swim Without Sharks and inventor of the world's first ever and only line of shark repellent swimwear and surfboards. She is popularly seen on TV as “The Surf Lady”. With upwards of 55 TV appearances in under 3 years, Veronica appears on morning news shows across the country more frequently than any other female entrepreneur. She is a critically acclaimed author, inventor, healer, and steward of the environment. She’s passionate about encouraging women on how to succeed in a male dominatedindustry and how to singlehandedly BEGIN a new company from scratch at ANY age.

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JOANNE Funch, is the founder of Marketing Dish where she helps business owners take the mystery out of marketing their business and says “Marketing is like a recipe you cook, it doesn’t work without the right ingredients”. She’s a marketing consultant, experienced social media trainer and online marketing strategist as well as an author and blogger. She has worked with hundreds of small business clients since establishing her marketing business in 1996. JoAnne loves to teach and empower others to take control of their social footprint. She is a workshop trainer for the University of Minnesota, Business & Economic Development Department and teaches private companies and individuals.

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DIANE Bailey, is a personal trainer, kickboxing instructor and 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo. She is the founder and owner of The Conditioning Classroom, a private personal training studio, focused on educating their clients on how to incorporate quality exercise and good nutrition into their lives. Diane is the author of the healthy eating guide entitled, “Eating Simply”, available at amazon.com.

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ASHLEY Wilson, is the CMO and co-founder of RenterResume, the match.com for landlords and renters. RenterResume is reshaping apartment hunting by leveraging known personal information of renters and landlords and matching them with ideal homes based on the information needed to sign a lease. After Ashley earned her graduate degree in special education and was a teacher for several years, she knew that it wasn't her life's calling. So she uprooted from a small town in West VA to pursue her dreams of being an entrepreneur, & never looked back.

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JESSICA Kupferman, is an online business consultant who helps small business owners and solopreneurs find their voice, create irresistible online products and services and design their business by their own rules. You can also find her interviewing fascinating lady entrepreneurs for her podcast, Lady Business Radio and teaching NEW Lady podcasters in her brand new course, Podcasting School for Women.

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Ai Ching, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Piktochart, an online tool that allows non-designers to easily create infographics that are personalized for their individual needs. Ching graduated in Experimental Psychology in Bristol and, in her own words, have since "experimented" with Investment Banking, Media at P&G. She is also an enthusiast in social enterprises and have a keen eye on charities and helping them out as much as possible. Her favorite past time includes browsing Indiegogo and Kickstarter projects.

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AUDREY Darrow, is a mom, entrepreneur, organic raw chocolate manufacturer, breast cancer survivor, and inspiration to those going through illness or loss. Audrey is the CEO at Earth Source Organics, that manufacturers righteously raw chocolates. Through life experiences and education, Audrey is focused on the path of a healthy, spiritual life. She is convinced that eating nutritious, high frequency foods is the essence of well being, inner peace and connection to the soul.

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JANET Waddell, born in England, traveled extensively around the globe and then settled in the US. As a resident and business owner in NYC, her brand of business is very simple, listen to what people need and give it to them! To her, It’s all about giving! Janet’s passion for beauty in hair and her understanding of hair quality and texture and the needs of her clients led her to finally launch a branded product line . Janet’s personal vision is to create hair care that truly produces results.

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ALEX Beadon, is an entrepreneur who teaches passionate business owners how to create Killer Impressions within their businesses so that they can attract the right kind of people who will turn into customers and raving fans. Her intention is to provide a place on the internet where people with BIG DREAMS can learn how to do what they love AND get paid handsomely for it.

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AMANDA Brooks, is a Lifestyle entrepreneur, 7 time marathon finisher, writer and speaker helping others enjoy the healthy living journey. She is the founder of the popular blog Run To The Finish, where she shares her story, clean eating recipes, workout ideas, running tips, motivation, expert interviews, travel, adventure, joy and LIFE all of which is geared to help others, Understand clean eating {not dieting}, Enjoy the fitness habit, Create a healthy life {without all the stress} and Find consistent motivation to reach their goals.

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TRACEY Welson-Rossman, is a founding Member and Chief Marketing Officer at Chariot Solutions, a leading Philadelphia area enterprise application and mobiledevelopment-consulting firm. Tracy is a tireless advocate for women in tech and founded, TechGirlz.org, dedicated to helping middle school girls embrace the power of technology. She is also a founding board member of Philly Startup Leaders.

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HEATHER Ordover is an author, podcaster, designer, mother, speaker, and founder of Crafting-a-Life, Inc. and it's imprint Crafting-a-Life Books. Heather’s company specializes in media and educational fun—particularly Audiobooks-With-Benefits™—treating literature and history with a light touch and serious enthusiasm. She has dedicated her work life to finding and sharing wonderful things with her audience in digital and traditional formats. For her, it’s always been about helping her audience to craft a good, happy, rich life.

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DORIAN Howard is one half of the duo behind Milk & Honey, an ecommerce platform that allows women to design their own shoes, and Wade & Belle, a brand of tights that recently debuted. Milk and Honey puts an end to the infinite search for that perfect pair of shoes! Along with her sister, Ilissa, Dori runs the day-to-day operation of the company.

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MARCELA Smith, is the founder of Gift Share Love, a free innovative mobile app for gifting and sharing the things you love, for all of life's occasions. Gift Share Love is a free, mobile app that allows you to create customized lists of the brands and products you most enjoy—which can be utilized for personal organization, or be shared with friends and family. Marcela lives in San Diego with her husband, and they share two amazing children in college.

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JACQUELYN Gioertz, is a certified life coach, infinite possibilities trainer and the founder of Empowered Consciousness. Jacquelyn spent 22 years living in Europe and traveling the world. Widowed at 34, she was led into the world of the Universal Laws. She is now committed to inspiring and empowering women to embrace their uniqueness and create a life they love.

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LISA Hennesy, is the owner and creator of Your Pet Chef, which makes personalized dog food using all human grade ingredients delivered directly to the dog owner's home in pre-packaged portions. Lisa began making food for her dogs about 4-1/2 years ago when her rough collie Shelby was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. Her veterinarian asked if she would be interested in making a special diet for her that would help to slow the progression of the disease which she did and the rest is history. Lisa is the author of Your Pet Chef Cookbook, which features not only collection of recipes, but more importantly a collection of stories.

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