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Who I am: Sylvia Vaquer, Co-Founder & Creative Director at SocioFabrica My company: Global digital strategy and technology firm specializing in service design, email marketing, and product development. www.sociofabrica.com My fear: Succeeding as a POC (person of color) female executive in an industry traditionally dominated by white males How I overcame it: Worked

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Who I am: Jeanie Engelbach, Lifestyle Curator My company: A lifestyle service that assists the client in creating a more polished, cohesive & efficient home and work space. www.apartmentjeanie.com My fear: Being able to sustain the company - turning supplemental hustle into being able to sustain my lifestyle. The

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In the medtech industry, funding is fertile.  What's happening? Women in the U.S. are waiting longer to give birth. (First-time mothers are an average of 26.3 years old.) A shortened egg expiration date means more women are turning to specialists in fertility for consultations and in-vitro

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You only have one face. Take care of it. What's happening? Clean labels are everywhere --clean bath and body products, clean eating -- and cosmetics are no exception. People are willing to pay for better quality ingredients. Beauty trends point to customization and accessibility -- and consumers

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2017 is breathing new life into old buildings. What's happening? Flipping houses—the art of taking run-down or unfinished properties and renovating them into sellable homes—is going strong in 2017. Trulia reports that from 2015 to 2016 the number of houses sold to “flippers” increased to 6.1%.

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Make your comeback better than the original. What's happening? Startups boom astronomically from seemingly nowhere, but as they say, “the brightest stars burn out the fastest.” When speed-bumps appear in the ascent to success, the startups with lasting power are adapting quickly and decisively, reinventing their missions

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Helping one another has never been so profitable. What's happening? Female investors are increasingly setting their sights on companies founded by other women. This trend is driven by what Quartz Media dubbed the “Estrogen Effect:” studies show a correlation between women in leadership positions and company profitability.

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When your client base grows from 4 legs to 400 legs, you may need more technology. For women  entering the booming $60B pet industry, the potential for rapid growth may find founders scrambling to build a loyal client base with excellent service while keeping up with

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Pets are Almost Hotter than Robots! If you’re in the pet business, the phrase ‘dog days of summer’ holds an optimistic meaning.  Business is barking…err, booming.  According to the American Pet Products Association’s Annual Report, Americans spent nearly $6B more on pet products and services in 2016

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