I still hadn’t heard a word back from the casting agency about the movie role I’d gone for, months prior, and I was convinced it was because I was fat. In fact, it had to be that. Otherwise, I was perfect for the role. That was the very reason I was now here, cold, crying … Continue reading “Oprah Winfrey Credits Her Success To This One Thing We All Have”

I’ve always been a fan of the ballet. I remember reading a New Yorker piece about Misty Copeland three years ago which explored her past, her present and her indisputable mark on the ballet industry. Considered a prodigy, Copeland did not discover dance until she was 13. This is about 10 years too late, a … Continue reading “Misty Copeland: How One Woman Changed Ballet”

I believe, you see, in the dream…. There’s a lot to say about Diana Vreeland. As the former editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1963 until 1971, founder of the Met Costume Ball and style icon, she changed the idea of not just fashion, but individuality. With nothing but a dream, she rose to prominence without formal education … Continue reading “The Greatest Business Advice From Diana Vreeland”

Rejection is a part of life. If everything came easy, nothing would be worth it. For many, however, after enough rejections it can feel like it’s not worth it at all. Where there’s a will, however, there’s a way. And where there’s rejection, there’s breakthrough. These nine female authors prove that. Not only were they rejected, … Continue reading “Famous Female Authors And Their Rejection Letters”

Patti Smith is an icon. Unlike most icons, however, you can’t pinpoint her talent to one skill. She’s a musician, poet, painter, writer —an artist. She’s not shackled by the identity of one profession, but inhibits all of them under the umbrella of the artist. There’s a famous line in her autobiography, “Just Kids”, in … Continue reading “Patti Smith’s Advice On Following The Road Less Traveled”

There’s a power in quotes. Whether it be in four words of forty, there’s something about these small pearls of wisdom that bury themselves deep in our souls, waiting to be felt and recalled every time we need help or assistance. That’s power. The power to recall words and use them to keep going. A … Continue reading “13 Female Icons And Their Best Pieces Of Advice”

Entrepreneur Mary Kay, founder of Mary Kay Inc., built a profitable business from scratch that created new opportunities for women to achieve financial success. Born in 1918 in Texas. Ash was a pioneer for women in business, building a substantial cosmetics empire. In 1939, Ash became as a salesperson for Stanley Home Products, hosting parties … Continue reading “Cosmetics Mogul, May Kay Ash’s Philosophy On Time Management And Success”

Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx and the youngest self-made female billionaire in history. Founded in Atlanta, Georgia, Blakely started Spanx with $5,000 and in just a few years turned that into $1 billion. In 2012, Blakely was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. … Continue reading “How Spanx’s Sara Blakely Turned $5,000 Into $1 Billion”

Many know Diane von Fürstenberg as the iconic designer of the wrap dress. They associate her with models, socialites and royalty. What few people know is her life wasn’t always so glamorous. The daughter of a prisoner at Auschwitz concentration camp, Fürstenberg learned at an early age what it means to persevere. Born only 18 … Continue reading “Diane von Fürstenberg Has Your Dream Apartment And The Advice On How To Get It”

Folorunsho Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman and one of the richest African women and also one of the richest black women in the world. In 2014 she unseated Oprah Winfrey’s the richest woman of African descent in the world. Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth … Continue reading “Career Advice From Folorunsho Alakija: The Richest Black Woman In The World”