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I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian Nam.

Brian Nam is CEO & Co-founder of DIVE Studios, a multi-platform media company with a focus on audio content.

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Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?

I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA to Korean immigrants. I grew up playing soccer my entire life and was eventually recruited to go play Division…


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For my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Nurit Coombe.

Nurit has been a licensed real estate agent since 2001. During that time, she has won countless awards and accolades. In 2014 she became the owner of Re/Max Elite Services and built her business over the next six years to become the #1 RE/MAX Team in the state of Maryland and the #1 Real Estate Team in Maryland and the Washington DC Area. …


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Surround yourself with the right people, and talent and forge forward but always giving consideration to feedback.

As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ruby Charles Noble and Sandra Dieudonne.

Ruby Charles Noble is the cofounder and Head of Digital at TENOIR TV, a diversity and culture streaming platform. She has over 20 years of experience in media managing over 100 digital assets at Thomson Reuters. She is also an editor, writer and producer. She was the editor of style magazine SLY and has written for various platforms including Examiner.

Ruby…


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Consistency is key. Decide how often your show is going to drop and follow that schedule religiously. Listeners want to be able to depend on you being there when you say you will. Part of our demonstration to potential listeners that we were serious was releasing 5 episodes when we launched.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kat and Jethro Gilligan Toth. Kat & Jethro Gilligan Toth bring their irreverent brand of humor and unique chemistry to an exploration of the strange, the bizarre and the unexpected. …


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Have no fear and always follow your intuition. Also you don’t always have to have the answers before you start something as along the way you’ll always learn and improve, but you will have started.

As a part of my series about strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jordana Guimaraes — Co-Founder at Fashinnovation.

A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of FASHINNOVATION, Jordana Guimaraes originally hails from Rio de Janeiro. She started her own marketing & PR consultancy, which she ran for 16 years, where she worked with brands including Nina Ricci Jewelry, Porsche Design Accessories, Lanvin, etc…


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Building a brand takes time and commitment. Do the hard work and be patient and things will fall into place.

For my series on strong female founders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Soraya Hennessy.

Soraya is a global citizen — born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela; educated in Chicago, IL; founded SORAYA HENNESSY (SH) in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Soraya co-founded SH with her mother as a way to showcase the beautiful work of Venezuelan and Colombian Wayuu and other South American artisans with the world.

Thank you so much for joining us…


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The most important thing is to truly enjoy what you do. Then when things get tough which they will, remember why you love fashion and the industry. The passion will help to ease some of the tension and also allows you to power and persevere through.

For my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing I had Kanyinsola Onalaja.

Kanyinsola Onalaja was born in Nigeria but educated in London, where she studied BA Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni. …


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We need to recognize our differences and celebrate them. It’s a privilege to live in a world with a variety of ethnicities, identities, genders and ideas. That’s how we learn and grow every day.

For my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ornella Barra.

Ornella Barra is Co-Chief Operating Officer for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., overseeing Boots (UK, Republic of Ireland and Opticians), Global Brands, Retail Pharmacy International and International Wholesale, as well as Global Human Resources, Communications, CSR and other business services.

Before moving into her current position in June 2016 she was Executive…


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When we get stuck in the daily routine of life, it is easy for us to convince ourselves all the reasons why we should play it safe.

For my series on strong female leaders, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rabiya Ather and Zabreen Khan.

Rabiya Ather is responsible for systematic trading strategies and investor products structuring at Goldman Sachs. In her current role, she focuses on the design and distribution of systematic strategies for large institutional clients and asset allocators in North America. Outside of her passion for the markets, Rabiya cares deeply about social impact ranging from healthcare…


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When young people see folks that look like them working in a field they have an interest in, it says something

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Monique Fisher and Jacqui Smith.

Monique Fisher has been writing since she was ten but didn’t truly fall in love with it until college. She attended CSULA where earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Dance with a concentration in stage directing and playwriting. In addition to writing plays she has also written a graphic novel, two spec scripts for TV and three television pilots. …

Alexandra Spirer

I am an entrepreneur, publicist, journalist and event producer based in Sunny Florida. My passion is writing & giving back to others.

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