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Who I am: Shira Berk, founder and CEO of Goodie Girl Cookies. My company: Goodie Girl Cookies is a line of gluten-free cookies sold online and in stores. goodiegirlcookies.com My fear: Starting my business! How I overcame it: I overcame my fear by starting my own business. I was in marketing before being dared

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Who I am: Judith Jacques, founder of blackwomeninmedia.com. My company: My company provides platforms to highlight prominent figures in the Black community. blackwomeninmedia.com. My fear: Stepping out on faith and creating a brand and business with no financial backing was my greatest fear! How I overcame it: Now I'm making deals

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Who I am: Erica Sandberg, Financial Expert My company: I am a consumer finance reporter and the host of Adventures with Money. http://www.ericasandberg.com/ My fear: Getting lost in the crowd. I come from a family of 9, so had to scream my way into getting noticed. How I overcame it: I jumped

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Who I am: Holly Daniels Christensen, founder and CEO of Dune Jewelry. My company: Dune Jewelry is experiential jewelry. https://dunejewelry.com/ My fear: My biggest fear was that my lack of a formal education would limit my success! How I overcame it: Fortunately I pushed forward, secured a mentor, continued to educate myself independently and am growing my

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Who I am: Anca Novacovici, founder of Eco-Coach My company: Eco-Coach provides sustainability consulting for businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to help them save money and the planet. www.eco-coach.com My fear: Speaking in public! How I overcame it: In the first 3 years in business, I spoke at 32 events, including a

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Who I am: Janice Taylor, founder of Mazu My company: Mazu is a family first social media platform built to encourage youth and their families to become responsible digital citizens. mazufamily.com My fear: Losing my kids to social media! How I overcame it: My fear forced me to create a safe, fun and nurturing

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Who I am: Lea von Bidder, Founder & CEO My company: Ava, an ovulation tracking bracelet, which has been dubbed the “fitbit for fertility.” www.avawomen.com My fear: Company growth. How I overcame it: I take time to build confidence to manage an ever-growing team of extremely talented people, and I’ve built a

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Who I am: Jennifer Vickery, PR Professional/Founder & CEO  My company: National Strategies Public Relations nationalstrategiespublicrelations.com My fear: Missing out on an opportunity. How I overcame it: By following a process of scouring news, living by checklists, and staying curious. What happened next: I've been a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal regarding PR

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Who I am: Vanessa Santos, CEO, Founder, & VP My company: LaVidaGlamour.com (Founder), a bilingual personal fashion and lifestyle blog; CPG Group at Mastercard (VP of Latin America); Modern Diversity Records (CEO & Co-Founder) lavidaglamour.com My fear: One of her biggest fears was being an adult on welfare and going hungry. How

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