Maaria Mozaffar

Maaria Mozaffar didn’t like what her advocacy and legal work was shining a light on—that often times throughout the political process, marginalized communities and their members can get left behind. Being one who likes to take action, Civil Rights Attorney Maaria Mozaffar decided to make an impact with her day job and her passion projects….

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Shireen Ghorbani

In January, TIME magazine’s cover dubbed Shireen Ghorbani and nearly 50 other first-time female political candidates as “The Avengers.” But Ghorbani is less make-believe Marvel and more a marvel—a working mother, a longtime champion of women in her community, and the type of person who always has a pot of coffee on, a kitchen full…

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Yasmine Mustafa

Yasmine Mustafa was 30 years old when she took a 6-month leave of absence to go backpacking through South America. It was her “reward trip” after becoming a U.S. citizen and selling her first company. “As incredible as it was, it was also disheartening because … I kept encountering women that would share these stories…

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Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan wrote her first novel, What She Knew, as a challenge to herself. Sitting down with a goal of 1,000 words a day, she spent time extracting her story day after day after day—without any formal education. But, Gilly believed in herself and gave the task everything she could. A handful of queries later,…

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Jen Welter

It’s been said that Jen Welter helped conquer the “final frontier for women in sports” when she accepted a job as the linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals during the franchise’s 2015 pre-season. This was a move that cemented her legacy as the first-ever female coach in the NFL—and it was with this move that…

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Rachael McCrary

Rachael McCrary’s career has you covered. Literally. As the founder and CEO of Jewel Toned, a women’s brand that creates “shapewear shaped like you,” Rachael and her colleagues create hard-working body shapers that hug curves softly. The company strives to “take the shame out of shapewear” and creates pieces that don’t require you to (at…

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Dana Calvo

Wanting to be a professional writer didn’t really fly in Dana Calvo’s household growing up, but after a short stint as a paralegal, she knew she had to listen to her inner voice. “The thought of staring down the barrel of a life as a CPA or lawyer was not for me,” she says. With…

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Renuka Salinger

Renuka Salinger grew up on a horse ranch in rural South Dakota and always loved animals. When she was away at college she missed all the animals, so the first thing she did when she moved home was bring a dog into her life. Now as the vice president of development for Camp Bow Wow…

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