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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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