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PAIGE Arnof-Fenn, is the founder & CEO of Mavens & Moguls, a global marketing firm she started 13 years ago based in Cambridge, MA. Her company helps organizations who want to increase their visibility, profile and awareness with a differentiated message and value proposition.

Paige is a popular keynote speaker and panelist at various organizations and hosts online webinars to share her marketing expertise with business owners around the world.

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LEIGH Shulman, is a writer, traveler and mom currently living in NW Argentina where she writes and inspires others to share their lives and stories. She founded and run Cloudhead Art, a technology-based NGO dedicating to educating and inspiring change through art.

Leigh blogs at TheFutureIsRed.com, where she shares anything about writing, travel, and what inspires her. She also run The Writer’s Process, an online community where you share blog, business, fiction and non fiction writing as you learn to incorporate your voice into social media and personal branding.

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FREDA Emmons, is an author and inspirational speaker; she is also a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoys bicycle riding, gardening, and traveling. After years of counseling and working through the emotional trauma of her youth, Freda wrote a book, *Flame of Healing: A Daily Journey of Healing from Abuse and Trauma*, now being used by Grief to Grace, a retreat ministry for healing from sexual abuse issues.

Too many people are immobilized by tremendous pain from abuse or trauma in their lives. Freda offers compassion, humor and hope to hurting people.

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LAURIE Itkin, is a financial advisor and author of Every Woman Should Know Her Options: Invest Your Way to Financial Empowerment. Her passion is educating and empowering women to become successful investors and grow the money they work so hard to earn.

Laurie Itkin founded, The Options Lady, to educate and empower women and couples to take control of their finances, overcome their fears of investing, and grow the money they work so hard to earn. She is also a financial advisor and money manager at Coastwise Capital Group.

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KARIN Hurt, is an experienced speaker and writer, a former Fortune 15 executive and CEO of Let's Grow Leaders, an award winning blog that has grown into a highly interactive, International community.

She recently published a book, Overcoming an Imperfect Boss available on Amazon. Karin’s mission is to challenge leaders to question, experiment, grow and succeed.

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LISA Simpson, is the co-owner of Urban Boulder, an accessories brand focused on using and reinventing Australian Boulder Opal. She and co-founder Remo Carbone, started the company seeing an opportunity to breathe new life into a gemstone which was being completely neglected in contemporary jewelry and use it in a way never seen before.

Lisa’s creations provide a mix of designs for men and women who want to wear a bold statement piece or simply a unique accent of difference.

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JOANNA PENN, founder of CreativePenn.com, is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author of Thrillers on the Edge under J.F. Penn, as well as writing non-fiction for authors.

She's also a professional speaker, voted one of The Guardian UK Top 100 Creative Professionals 2013. Joanna is also an international, professional speaker on creative entrepreneurship, digitalpublishing and internet marketing. She loves to inspire, educate and entertain in person, as well as online.

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ALINA Cheung, is the Co-Founder of Terracotta New York, a menswear inspired accessories company based in NYC (including women's neckties, bowties, and scarves). The company launched in 2012 and are currently in 30-40 stores nationwide, and expanding internationally.

Terracotta New York is inspired by the long-standing tradition of simplicity and pattern in menswear. They seek to encourage individuality and promote confidence by bringing this tradition to luxury accessories for women. With a touch of feminine flare, women can have just as much fun with a bow tie and a penguin pattern!

Terracotta strives for the highest quality material and craftsmanship with each product, and a design that seamlessly blends Uniqueness with Uniformity, Ambition with Art.

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JACKIE Peterson, has a long history of working with entrepreneurs and currently heads a program on encore entrepreneurs. She speaks regionally and teaches the skills of solo businesses with her book Better Smarter Richer.

Jackie is passionate about helping solopreneurs--including creative and encore entrepreneurs—to live their passion and achieve financial success.

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DAWNN Karen, is the Founder of Fashion Psychology and a Fashion Psychologist. She is a Master of Arts graduate from Columbia University's Counseling Psychology program and a former model, fashion pr and designer.

Dawnn specializes in "Styling from the inside out- Bridging the GAP between perception and reality”. She has published in psychological journal on improving the quality of life and is passionate about helping others.

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GINI Dietrich, is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and the founder of Spin Sucks Pro, a professional development site for PR and marketing pro.

Gini is also the co-author of Marketing in the Round and has delivered numerous keynotes, panel discussions, coaching sessions, and workshops across North America and Europe on the subject of using online technology in communication, marketing, sales, and HR.

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ADITI Kapur, is the founder of DeliveryChef.in, one of India's leading e-­‐commerce websites that lets Indians order food for delivery from their neighborhood restaurants. Living abroad and having gone to school in New York City, AdiE was accustomed to the ease and convenience of technology.

Hence, she decided to give her own city a liGle makeover with the launch of DeliveryChef in 2010. Since then, it has been growing rapidly and is now Eed to approximately 700 eateries for delivery.

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LAUREL Wiers, is a marriage and family therapist who has been practicing for 14 years. She is the owner of Lighthouse Counseling and the founder of therapydiva.com, where she helps others “heal and love without fear.”

Laurel recently released her book, "Betrayed not Broken", where she addresses the most common issues and phases of healing that individuals and couples experience with infidelity.

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LINDSAY Reinsmith, is the founder and CEO of Kaeng Raeng, a nutraceutical company based in Palo Alto, CA, that makes a nutritional, vegan, gluten free meal replacement cleanse. Lindsay is a Certified Personal Trainer and author of the book "3 Days to a Healthier, Stronger You., and is a regular contributor to health and fitness publications.

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ZHENA Muzyka, is an author, keynote speaker, mom and activist founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea, Fair Trade Tea. As a single mother with no money, Zhena started her business by selling tea out of a push cart with a $3,000 loan from her family. Eventually, she created an empire that does more than six million dollars in sales and it is now sold in over 10,000 locations across the country.

Zhena’s upcoming book "Life by the Cup" is the inspiring story of her journey to a meaningful lifeas founder of a company that benefits health, protects the environment, and supports humanitarian efforts. Zhena's message to women is that no matter where you are, you can change your circumstances and live your dreams!

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MARCEY Rader is a Lifestyle Trainer specializing in helping road warriors and mobile professionals be healthy and productive on the road. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with a degree in Exercise Science and a Certified Productivity Specialist who spent over a decade traveling in the corporate world.

Marcey is popularly known as the “MoPro Coach" and has authored a book, Hack the Mobile Lifestyle: 6 Steps to Work Well and Play More.

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ALEXIS Davis, is the CEO and founder of Hoo-Kong, a luxury handcrafted Safety- Pin jewelry line, where she takes something as simple as safety-pins to create significant pieces of jewelry to fit any woman's style.

Full time college student, public speaker and running Hoo-Kong; Alexis Davis is on a mission!

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BONNIE Dewkett, is a nationally recognized organizing expert, author, motivational speaker, and internet radio personality. She began organizing as a child, and she has been organizing ever since. Her company, The Joyful Organizer®, creates and implements organizational systems for the home and office. These changes allow her Customers to create calm from chaos at work and at home.

Bonnie is passionate about helping her clients meet their organizational goals, and loves to see the positive impact that getting organized has on their lives. Bonnie truly believes that an organized home is a joyful home! See the show notes at TodaysLeadingWomen.com!

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RUTH Shelling, is the Founder & Director of marketing and communications agency Rue Sinclair Media, a vibrant boutique, brand, marketing and communications firm, that partners with forward thinking companies to deliver strategic business, marketing and advertising plans.

Her current clientele ranges from start-ups that need to create their brand to more established companies that simply need a fresh vision and growth plan to expand their business offering.

Ruth also has extensive experience in developing people and believes that ‘great’ people add value to your business, and that everyone has the potential to be ‘great’.

Her mantra? “Success isn’t what you accomplish with your life, it is what your inspire others to achieve”. See the show notes at TodaysLeadingWomen.com!

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LORI Atwood, has worked in finance for 20 years, most recently as financial advisor for individuals, start-ups, and small businesses through her company Lori Atwood - Fearless Finance. Working with individuals to help them understand their financial situation and what they can do to create a brighter financial future or simply have more left at the end of the month is her passion. See the show notes at TodaysLeadingWomen.com!

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LEIGH ANNE O’Connor is an International Board certified Lactation Consultant, a La Leche League leader and mother of three children. She is passionate about breastfeeding and supporting all mothers. She is active in the breastfeeding and parenting community, and blogs at Mama Milk & Me. Leigh Anne has appeared on television, radio and in documentaries internationally as an expert and advocate for breastfeeding, promoting its importance as a health issue for babies, mothers, families and society at large.

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TRUDY Scott, is a Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, speaker and author of the book The Anti-anxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings. Her emphasis is on educating successful women about a healthy and balanced lifestyle, dietary choices based on a whole-foods approach and individualized nutrient supplementation as needed - so you can be your healthiest, look your best and feel on-top-of-the-world emotionally™.

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STEPHANIE Mansour, is a TV Personality & Chicago Personal Trainer for women, Confidence Coach & Body Image Coach for women and Yoga & Pilates Instructor. Stephanie is the CEO of Step It Up with Steph. She’s appeared on the Dr. Oz Show for her 60- second workout, given dating & career tips on NBC Chicago, and has been featured on CNN, Chicago Crain’s Business, Fox LA, and many more media outlets.

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ELLIE Laks, founded the SantaClarita, CA nonprofit animal rescue known as The Gentle Barn in 1999. Ellie and Gentle Barn rescue sick and abused animals and bring them back to The Gentle Barn where they are rehabilitated and live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort. Once rehabilitated the animals help teach Gentle Barn program participants about compassion, care and gentle handling. Ellie has just released her first book entitled "My Gentle Barn- Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal and Children Learn to Hope."

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SUE Wong, found success very early on in her career but lost a great deal of her fortune after a divorce later in life. It was after that significant life event and two children later that she then had no choice but to rebuild herself from bottom up. She made an incredible comeback with her business. Today she is the ownerand founder of a multi-million dollar brand - Sue Wong. Ms. Wong has dressed hundreds of celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Minnie Driver, Jane Seymour, Stacy Keibler, Julia Roberts amongst many others. For over two decades Sue Wong has been astonishing fashion aficionados with collection after collection of ravishing dresses that prove both timeless and timely and accessible to women everywhere. Today, Sue Wong is available nationwide at specialty boutiques, major department stores including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Macy's and internationally in over 27 countries.

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CHRISTINA Daves, is a serial entrepreneur and award-winning inventor who has founded and run four successful companies over the past 20 years. Her latest venture, CastMedic Designs was born after a broken foot left her in an awful walking medical boot, the day before she was headed to New York City, the Fashion Capital of the World. With nothing on the market to make it fashionable or even look half-way decent, she founded CastMedic Designs which offers accessories to make the medical boot fashionable. Christina also launched PR for Anyone™ to help small business owners, entrepreneurs, and authors learn how to easily and effectively generate their own publicity.

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LIZ O’Donnell, is a working mother and author of Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman. A public relations executive at Double Forte, Liz truly understands both the rewards and the challenges of being a working mother. She is also the founder of Hello Ladies, an award winning website for smart, busy women named one of the top 100 websites for women by Forbes and a Best of the Net by Working Moms.

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NICOLE LaBonde, is the creatrix of CABARRET Fit , barre and burlesque fitness classes. CABARRET focuses on using the body as a source of empowerment. Nicole is passionate about using fitness to heal and transform. She has been featured in SHAPE Magazine, Business Heroine, and many others. Nicole is passionate about living in a world where all women are confident with their voices, bodies and lives.

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NELLIE Jacobs, is a trend-setting creativity consultant, speaker, award-winning artist and bestselling author who has been featured by media for decades. Nellie helps people jump-start the process of self-examination and mining their resources. Nellie is the woman behind Igniting Imagination.com, where she shares creative tools for individuals and groups to dig deep, mining their unique resources to uncover their potential.

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KIMBERLY Mahan, is a highly skilled transformational motivator and a force to be reckoned with. Her extraordinarily acclaimed class, Sacred Sweat, is a mixed modality of physical, mental and spiritual opportunities that allow you to make huge breakthroughs. Kimberly’s mission is to encourage and empower all people to step out of their story and find their gifts…whether it be through movement, voice, or pen to paper….discovering the hidden gems that make life so incredibly rich and rewarding….to support all life in balance, wakefulness and compassion.

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GENEVIEVE West, is a wine-drinking, coffee-chugging , Relationship Consultant. She and her husband Eric own Mix 'n' Match Creamery, serving artisan liquid nitrogen ice cream. Genevieve is also a Relationship and Dating Consultant, helping singles get the spinach out of their teeth and figure out why they’re single, and helping couples acquire a more thriving relationship than they're currently experiencing. She writes for several relationship websites and have recently published her book, "It's Your Fault You're Single: Why You Are Your Own Worst Enemy In Love”.

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