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HALEY LYNN Gray, is founder/owner of Leadership Girl, a graduate of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and a serial entrepreneur. In addition to her many business ventures, she is also a wife, mom of 4, and Girl Scout Leader.

Haley is passionate about helping women achieve their potential, and empowers them to overcome obstacles in leadership positions and entrepreneurial ventures.

After starting and growing several businesses of her own to success, Haley wanted to provide the benefit of her experiences and expertise to others. And so, she began coaching small business owners so they could achieve their own successes.

At Leadership Girl, Haley supports entrepreneurs, and contributes to their success by offering business building services for small businesses such as: Business Coaching, Business Plan Development and Strategy Sessions. To learn more, visit www.LeadershipGirl.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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JOANN Tilghman is the President and Owner at Granny Jo Products that specializes in producing items for the elderly and handicapped that promotes their dignity and independence.

Breakfast with her in laws led JoAnn to a retail market void. Rather than ignore the void she elected to fill it with fashionable accessories for seniors and the handicapped.

Life has presented JoAnn with many interesting opportunities. She has been Mom, wife, soccer coach, PTA President, professional beverage taster, corporate trainer,  and university special events director. To learn more, visit www.grannyjoproducts.com/

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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TAMIKO Hope is a Publicist, Speaker and Author of Indie Insider: 10 Key Facts From Music Industry Insiders. Tamiko got her start in the world of entertainment as a college intern at LaFace Records in Atlanta, Georgia. She went on to work for Usher and Goodie Mob before launching her own PR and editorial firm. The pair toured with Oprah Winfrey in 2014 on her 8-city Life You Want Tour.

Hope has been an integral part of the growing success of southern artists, spearheading national PR campaigns for Grammy award winning artists, producers and DJs. Her clientele has included OutKast, Rocko, Shawty Lo, DJ Toomp, Zaytoven, Sonny Digital, Metroboomin, DJ Spinz, Que, DJ Scream and DJ Princess Cut, whom she also manages. Hope served as label publicist for Big Boi's Purple Ribbon imprint where she oversaw the projects of Killer Mike, Sleepy Brown, Bubba Sparxxx, Konkrete and Janelle Monae. She has also contributed to publications and websites such as XXL, Upscale, MTV and Allhiphop.

Hope's writing skills were tapped by ASCAP to compose the print program feature on Jay-Z to commemorate his 2004 Golden Note Award. In 2009, she received the Divine Diva Golden Achievement Award at the Minority Mentorship Symposium in Austin, Texas alongside honorees Letoya Luckett and Eve. She is also a founding partner of MercyHope Productions, an online/TV/film production company. Hope was born in Atlanta, GA and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from the State University of West Georgia.

She is the author of the e-book The Indie Insider: 10 Key Facts from Music Industry Insiders. In addition to PR and writing, Hope is also a public speaker in the realms of entertainment and youth empowerment, particularly young women. To learn more, visit www.tamikohope.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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JESSICA Leichtweisz is the co-founder and owner of the successful podcast and women's empowerment company, Changing Minds Online. Jessica's vision for the world is that all women are empowered and inspired to create the life of their dreams by finding and living into their purpose.

Additionally, Jessica is the CEO of Toxic to Exotic, where she provides nutritional and life coaching to individuals committed to creating change by perusing a healthy and active lifestyle.

Her mission is about inspiring and empowering others to achieve health, wealth and create the life of their dreams. She firmly believes that we are each endowed with the extraordinary gift to create any reality we choose to. To learn more, visit www.changingmindsonline.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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ISHVEEN Anand is the founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship, a two-sided marketplace connecting brands to the worlds largest network of sponsorship opportunities in professional sports.

Ishveen, a graduate of Oxford University, is of Indian-British origin and now lives in New York. She was included in the Forbes 30under30 sports list in 2015.

She is a firm believer in the importance of sports to be used as a tool to boost confidence and develop various skill sets in every child. To learn more, visit www.opensponsorship.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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Co-founder and CEO of Nineteenth Amendment, AMANDA Curtis is a fashion designer turned tech entrepreneur who uses technology to create positive impact in the fashion industry.

As a designer turned entrepreneur, our CEO Amanda experienced first hand how funding and connections were a bigger factor in breaking into the fashion industry than talent and drive.

Nineteenth Amendment was created on the idea that fashion is a choice and that the garment production process for manufacturers in the US needed a makeover. And, just like its namesake, Nineteenth Amendment believes everyone has a right to choose how to make the system - and their closets - a better place. To learn more, visit www.nineteenthamendment.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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ALISHA Hawrylyszyn Frank, founder of Fiercely Optimistic coaches & teaches people how to become fiercely optimistic, a powerful technique used to discover self-love with individuals pursing positive change & inner growth.

Alisha is a life coach, Reiki Master, yoga instructor, intuitive healer and writer that empowers and encourages people to find their inner happiness and embrace the beautiful life around them.

Her personal journey has allowed her to experience an array of hardships & struggles, which led her to find an indescribable inner happiness that she shares with all whom she meets.  Alisha is a true activist for both human beings & animals alike advocating all the way from her childhood home in Oxford, Michigan to the prestigious United Nations in New York City. She is currently bi-coastal and resides between NYC & La Jolla, California. Her motto: "We are all on a unique journey and deserve to be heard with the utmost respect."

Alisha provides her clients with the opportunity to be truly heard, acknowledged and supported in a creative and open environment, which leads to inner growth, self-approval and balance in one's life. To learn more, visit www.fiercelyoptimistic.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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JENNY Powers is the Founder of Running With Heels: The Curated Networking Event Series for Businesswomen as well as Award-Winning Podcast Host of  “BroadCast: Broads Building Businesses”.

Jenny founded Running With Heels as the antidote to the proverbial “Old Boys’ Club”. Tired of traditional networking events full of business card exchanges and sales pitches, but void of meaningful connections and inspiring conversations, Jenny envisioned a “New Girls’ Club” that empowered professional women to connect, collaborate, and celebrate one another’s successes.

Today, Running With Heels signature invitation-only event series are attended by an elite society of New York women who are chasing their dreams, elevating their careers, and creating personal and professional lives they love, one high-heeled step at a time. To learn more, visit www.running-with-heels.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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RAQUEL Segura is the president and CEO of Je Suis Paris Tours, which offers a variety of guided vacations to the City of Light. Raquel is recognized by many to be one of the leading experts on bespoke, luxury travel and entertaining in France and Europe. She is a world-class traveler with an eye for the finest details. For the last few years she has been leading intimate groups to some of her favorite destinations throughout Europe.

After walking away from corporate America, Raquel decided it was time for a lifestyle change and in 2009 followed her passion for travel and founded her very own boutique luxury travel company.

Through her extensive travels, Raquel has built a vast network of partners, friends and qualified local experts throughout the world. She is an entrepreneur who believes in empowering other women. To learn more, visit www.jesuisparis.com

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

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KIM Shamsiddin is the founder and creative director of Al Shams Exceptional Islamic Apparel. Frustrated by the limited choices for luxury Islamic clothing in the U.S., Kim set out to create beautiful dresses that are both aesthetically appealing and adhere to tradition. In 2014, she introduced Al Shams, featuring the exclusive Signature Slim Trim Cuff.

Inspired by her global travels to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean, Kim's design aesthetic embodies sumptuous textiles, rich hues and a blend of textural elements. It is these core elements that define and shape the hallmarks of the Al Shams brand: sophistication, luxury and timeless elegance. Muslimahs love the beauty of the drape and flow of a well crafted abaya and "our dresses are for the Muslimah who loves to cover elegantly and beautifully" says Kim.  

Born and raised in New York City, Kim currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Abdul-Alim and her frisky kitty Lil Mama. A Wall Street attorney, U.S. Army veteran and former undercover NYPD officer, Kim enjoys working-out, healthy eating, listening to Dawah lectures and spending time with family. To learn more, visit www.shamswear.com/

Check the infographic show notes, plus her top tips and advice for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs at www.TodaysLeadingWomen.com or by clicking here!

Direct download: 656_with_Kim_Shamsiddin.mp3
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