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DANA Che, is an inspirational speaker and Amazon best-selling author most known for her ability to influence and empower others. But her achievements didn’t come without great pain. Growing up in a home with frequent bouts of domestic violence, Dana learned from an early age how to slip into an imaginative world, writing fiction books as a means of escape. Little did she know, that little imagination muscle being shaped would help launch her into her purpose.

A former teen mom, she’s spent over 10 years working as an advocate for youth and families. She has spoken at several youth events, women's retreats and conferences and parenting groups, focusing on healthy relationships and pursuing purpose.

Her message? “There’s always hope if you keep pushing forward. What's a tragedy today won't be a tragedy tomorrow.”

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JULIE Smethurst, is the co-author of Drink Wine and Giggle (101 ways girlfriends can connect, have fun and be inspired), the book that uses the power of girlfriends to transform women's lives.

Drink Wine and Giggle is all about using the power of friendship… to turn girlfriend time into life-enhancing experiences.

Julie is an accountant turned author, speaker, blogger and entrepreneur. She juggles her latest pursuits with her most important roles being a wife, a mother and a girlfriend.

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Born in Iran, SHERMIN Kruse, is among the youngest minorities to partner at the top tier Chicago firm of Barack Ferrazzano. Co-founder and director of Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Organization, Shermin’s passion for the arts was highlighted this year through her debut novel Butterfly Stitching.

Besides her contributions to the artistic world, Shermin was a commentator on NPR’s Worldview, served as an advice columnist for Chicago Lawyer magazine, and writes her own personal blog on Huffington Post.

She’s also a corporate partner of the National Association of Women Business Owners, where she advises women business owners in every aspect of their business.

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MARY Apple, is the founder and CEO of Pretty Pushers Inc. When she was pregnant with her first child, Mary knew that she didn't want to wear those awkward, uncomfortable hospital gown when it was time to give birth to her first child. So she sewed the first Pretty Pusher Labor and Delivery Gown.

Today, the Pretty Pushers brand has expanded to include labor and delivery gowns, postpartum underwear, nursing pads and the Transition Gown which functions as a maternity dress, labor gown and nursing gown.

More than 50,000 new moms in the U.S. and 11 other countries have worn a Pretty Pushers Labor Gown for the most important day of their lives.

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NICOLE Lapin, is known for being the youngest anchor ever at CNN and then going on to claim the same title at CNBC, where she anchored “Worldwide Exchange” and contributed to “Morning Joe” and “The Today Show.”

In 2011, she launched her own production company, Nothing But Gold Productions, which produces accessible financial content across multiple platforms. Nicole has also served as an anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg TV. She regularly appears as a financial expert on CNN, “Entertainment Tonight” and talk shows, including “The Wendy Williams Show.”

Nicole is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®). Her personal finance book, Rich Bitch, hits shelves in today, February 24th 2015.

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ANITA Mahaffey, a 56 year old entrepreneur and environmental sleep specialist is the founder and CEO of Cool-jams Inc., a specialty sleepwear and bedding manufacturer whose goal is to help people sleep better.

Cool-jams Sleep Products specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of moisture wicking sleepwear and cooling bedding to help manage temperature regulation issues, Cool-jams ships men’s and women’s sleepwear worldwide to 150 different countries.

In 2013 Cool-jams Inc. was recognized by Apparel Magazine as one of the top innovative apparel companies in the US.


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RAKIA Finley, is the CEO and Founder of Surge Assembly, a business development and technology solutions firm in Washington, DC designed to improve the growth of businesses, and not for profits by building innovation technology solutions as their leading resource.

Rakia has over ten years of experience creating technology solutions for nonprofits, government and private sector organizations. Throughout her career, she has been an active advocate of STEM in schools and empowering women.

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STACY Menzies, is the president and Chief Happbassador at Happy Fix, a positive lifestyle brand inspiring people to celebrate what's great in their lives.

Happy Fix is North Carolina’s happiest startup, partnering with local artists and vendors to produce quality, sought-after products people love. Their products are designed to remind people that positive thinking can improve lives and that happy feels good.

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CHRISTY Haussler, is the founder and host of the Brick And Mortar Reporter podcast, providing online resources for offline business. Christy has spent the last 25 yrs. managing customer relations and call centers for large and small companies.

Having a 6 figure job, a 4 hour commute and the golden handcuffs wasn't the fulfilling life Christy wanted. Last year Christy quit her job and moved to Key West. Christy started a local business and her podcast follows the ups and downs of that journey.

What occupies most of her time these days is her latest business, Team Podcast, which provides podcast support services to podcasters.

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AMANDA Capobianco, is the founder of Brooklyn Light, an exclusive concierge service dedicated to uniting healers and light workers based in Brooklyn, NY with those seeking to explore various modalities and/or spiritual expansion.

Amanda has spend over a decade teaching yoga, studying healing practices from various traditions and is one of the founding members of the only health and healing concierge service in New York City.

Brooklyn Light offer over twenty modalities in the privacy and comfort of your own home, as well as superior guidance in the realm of creating and maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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JACQUELINE Ripstein, is an International renowned Fine Art Artist, Art Healing Pioneer, Author and World Peace Envoy, and creator of the "Invisible Art and Light Technique. For over 38 years, with more than 375 International shows, Jacqueline (born in Mexico and self-taught) has inspired thousands of people around the world through her works of art.

Jacqueline has dedicated her life to helping raise human consciousness through her art, as well as through her motivational and self-awareness books, seminars, and workshops.

She is an advocate for peace, and champions the arts and creative forces as instruments for world peace. Praised by international art critics and collectors, Jacqueline has been working in collaboration with the UN to reach its Eight Millennium Development Goals.

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KIM Kaupe, together with BRITTANY Hodak, who met while working at a New York City ad agency, founded ZinePak in 2011. The pair bonded over their love of marketing and branding, but felt there was a need in the marketplace for engaging pop-culture content that connected top brands and entertainers with their fans in a more memorable way.

With Brittany’s background in music and Kim’s in publishing, the two joined forces to create a new kind of company that combined everything they loved, and ZinePak was born!

ZinePak quickly evolved from an idea into a multi-million dollar company with ten full-time employees and two-dozen freelancers, garnering acclaim from media outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to Forbes and landing Brittany and Kim on Advertising Age’s 2013 40 Under 40 list along the way.

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HEIDI Nazarudin, is a a former CEO of a Nasdaq Listed Company turned lifestyle blogger for working women. Heidi is the face and voice behind the popular, 500k+ monthly page views fashion blog, TheAmbitionista.com - which has grown from strength to strength and now has over 100,000 email subscribers as well as more than 250,000 social media followers.

Heidi is a firm believer of style coupled with substance. With her strong corporate background and platform as a polished style expert, Heidi personally knows the unique challenges and needs of professional, business-minded women and she uses her personal blog as a sounding board for those just like her who love looking good - all the while amplifying their corporate and business strengths through their wardrobe choices.

She has been featured and mentioned in numerous media outlets including CBS, BBC News, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Brazen Life, Monster.com and many more as a style and business-oriented personal branding expert.

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SHEILA Duncan, is the co-creator of the global children's character named, Trouble The Dog! Trouble is a healing plush pup who is traveling the world helping kids going through tough times -- be they big or small -- smile and have hope!

Trouble The Dog is also the inspiration behind the world wide social media campaign "Trouble Bubbles of Hope”. You can learn more about trouble the dog at www.Troublethedog.net.

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KAREN D. Walker, is the CEO and founder of One Team Consulting. She was an early employee and VP at Compaq Computer, where she was responsible for creating $1Billion in global infrastructure. As an executive advisor, consultant, and speaker she enabled sustained growth in a multitude of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms including Aetna and BMC.

Her clients say that her move from corporate leader to strategic consultant has given them the opportunity to realize powerful capabilities and results. Karen is truly a global expert at exploiting unrealized growth potential for people.

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STACEY Harris, is a powerhouse online entrepreneur, and the woman behind TheStaceyHarris.com, helping her clients reach rock star status with communities full of raving fans who follow them anywhere.

She has a passion for building and being active in communities and teaching folks to use networking to build relationships that grow businesses.

Her passion for rock stars goes back to her roots, she graduated with a degree in audio engineering ready to take the music scene by storm. She quickly started working with an up and coming record label finding bands to sign and feature on their web radio station. Now returning to her web radio roots, Stacey, is the host of her own show Hit the Mic with The Stacey Harris.

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MRIDU Parikh, is an Organization and Simplicity Expert for women who are tired of feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. She founded LifeIsOrganized.com, which provides valuable online resources to get your home, life and time organized.

Through online training workshops, how-to videos, discussion boards and a rapidly growing library of other organizing resources, Life Is Organized is your one stop shop to get your life running smoothly.

A sough-after speaker as well as coach, Mridu was awarded one of the "Top 20 Home Office Organizing Experts of 2013. She’s passionate about helping people live better and be happier, by getting their home, time and lives organized.

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Angela Betancourt -TodaysLeadingWomen.comANGELA Betancourt is a writer, communications Pro, entrepreneur, and life enthusiast, who loves to help companies and individuals tell their story to the world.

She founded AB Public Relations (ABPR) in 2012, a consulting practice that specializes in offering an integrated marketing communications approach in order to help clients reach their goals. Angela is a lifelong learner, foodie, and blogger. You can learn more about her at www.apr.biz

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PATTI Rowlson, is the founder & president of PR Consulting, a boutique marketing firm located in Bellingham, WA. She uses her strengths in communication, copywriting, social media management & branding to help her clients keep moving forward.

Patti is a contributing writer for Bellingham Business Journal where she writes a popular column about marketing tips, tricks & best practices. She loves educating and informing others and she personally has a never stop learning" philosophy.

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DEMI Star Karpouzos, is the founder of Strategical Coaching. She is small business coach for women entrepreneurs, published author and tell all speaker.

Demi helps women entrepreneurs get more clients and make more money in their business by marrying mindset and marketing strategies. Demi shows women that building a business is a set of simple steps and that when put in the right order, will in 12 months yield you a great living.

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ADELE Cehrs, is the CEO and owner of Epic PR Group, a boutique PR firm that has won several awards for outstanding media campaigns, strategy and tactics. Adele is PR strategist and communications expert that has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to trade and professional associations.

Raised in small town NJ, Adele dreamed of conquering Madison Avenue she's done just that and even more. Currently a business owner author, Adele knows that life is about hard work and she isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves to make her dreams come true.

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LOUISE Ashby, is an international inspirational and motivational speaker. With an amazing life story of twists of fate, actress Louise is a remarkable young woman, who facing monumental obstacles beat the odds.

The radical changes that Louise was forced to endure only empowered her. To the contrary, she steadfastly pursued her lifelong goals and found success in the face of tragedy.

Louise calls herself a Life Architect helping those she works with Design the Blueprint for their lives and shows them how to achieve all that is possible.

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DANIELLE Tate, is the CEO and founder of MissNowMrs.com, which specializes in name change after marriage. The idea for MissNowMrs.com came as a direct result of Danielle’s personal name change experience.

After several trips to government offices and quite a few tears, her and her husband decided that there should be a name change service that simplified the entire process for brides and newlyweds nationwide!

Danielle is the author of a top rated Google newlywed blog and a bridal magazine contributor.

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Lisa Lockwood is a real-life superhero, motivational speaker, author and reinvention expert. With charisma, drive and eternal optimism, Lisa has dedicated her life to reinvention. Recently, she has been enjoying the success of her published memoir, Undercover Angel: From Beauty Queen to SWAT Team.

Her memoir serves as a reminder to readers that they too can get past a life destined for failure by remaining upbeat and optimistic. Lisa’s enigmatic path serves as an inspirational example of how she successfully combined optimism and reinvention to reach unparalleled heights.

Lisa is now dedicating her life to teaching people how they can reinvent themselves with the power of determination and perseverance.

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DYWUANA Sykes is a wife, mother, inspirational speaker, author and spiritual coach, who after being diagnosed with Stage IIa breast cancer, discovered her life’s passion was to motivate, inspire, and bring hope to women all across this nation through her writings and speeches.

She’s the author of the book, Cancer-Us..It was Me. Is it You? She founded Master Your Passions where she motivates others to reach their fullest potential in every aspect of their lives by gaining clarity on the things which are most important to them and letting go of limiting beliefs!

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MORGAN Toombs, RN, MCHt, MTLt, MNLP is an award-winning adult educator and sex and relationship expert who specializes in helping women create magical relationships … and lives.

Morgan works with professional women around the globe to release their past (traumas, negative emotions, and limiting decisions) so they can finally step into and receive the love they have always imagined for themselves.

Morgan is the author of the powerful mental health book “Sexy…it’s not that serious” and her delectable advice has been featured in dozens of media outlets around the globe, including TV shows like The Sex Files and Sexual Secrets. She is also the sex and relationship expert on several local, national, and international radio shows.

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DIXIE Huey, is the founder and proprietor of Trellis Growth Partners, a marketing communications agency for epicurean purveyors.

DIXIE has successfully guided over 80 epicurean businesses ranging from smaller family-owned ventures to international corporations, and is the premier source for epicurean marketing communications and media relations.

Their mission? Serving artisan epicureans -- wineries and culinary businesses, and developing strong media relationships.

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Stacy Rybchin -TodaysLeadingWomen.comSTACY Rybchin is a sex toy expert and the Founder & Chief Curator of My Secret Luxury™ and My Secret Soiree. After realizing that all other stores carried thousands of products from low-end to high-end, she created a store that carries only the best high quality body-safe adult toys that embody style, design & functionality.

Their mission is to inspire pleasure, love, intimacy, & fun one satisfied customer at a time through high quality adult products.

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