Jessica Iclisoy

It’s a common thread between new moms that when you’re expecting, you read, you learn and you scrutinize your lifestyle. In preparation for her first pregnancy, Jessica Iclisoy did as many mothers before her and started to look for the best products for her baby. What began as a mission to provide what she felt was best…

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Ariana Pierce

Ariana Pierce created Superstar Nail Lacquer because she saw a need. Realizing there was opportunity in the market for a beauty product that was as eco-conscious as it was fashionable, Ariana went to work connecting the dots in ways that got her noticed. And while fact that her nail lacquers gracing both the pages of…

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Angela Jia Kim

Not many people can say their “big idea” started with a very poorly timed rash. But for former concert pianist turned accidental entrepreneur, Angela Jia Kim, that’s pretty much exactly how Om Aroma & Co. got it’s start. What began as a homemade solution to a very uncomfortable situation grew from hobby to two eco-chic…

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Sara Friedman

Many young women dream of a job in the beauty industry – wondering what it would be like to create the hue in our favorite eye shadow or that perfect shade of fuchsia lipstick. Sara Friedman’s job is to market those very products for iconic beauty brand Mary Kay, but when she started college she…

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Megan Gage

Megan Gage’s current role started out innocently enough: a former social worker, she quit her full-time job to tackle the 24/7 job of a stay-at-home mom. However, her story quickly takes a turn for the unexpected, as she found herself building a professional hair care line for infants and children named Hot Tot. Within a…

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Karla Diringer

When Karla Diringer retired from a career spent in the California Governor’s Office it certainly wasn’t her intention to start a second career. Rather, what started as a leisurely exploration of her interests led Karla from recreating her grandmother’s homemade cleaning products to experimenting with skin care. A growing awareness of the chemicals within traditional…

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Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

Try this on for an assignment: Write down how many times you look in the mirror each day. Whether you’re brushing your teeth, touching up your makeup or catching a glance in a window as you walk by, jot it down. It could change your life. It did for Autumn Whitefield-Madrano. A journalist who previously…

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Kimberly Grustas

Kimberly Grustas' entrepreneurial "Eureka!" moment was the result of what she couldn't find in the drugstore beauty aisle: skincare products that were safe, effective or age-appropriate for her own two daughters. So, Kimberly embarked on a journey to start her own. "Good For You Girls" is meant to be a girls first skincare product and is aimed at…

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Susie Celek

Part 2 of 2: Read about Susie's co-owner, Julie Dorenbos, who was featured yesterday on I Want Her Job. After years of being exposed to spray tanning through promotional brand management and her own biopsy, Susie Celek knew she wanted to pursue a career in the sunless tanning realm. She received training and education in esthetics…

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Julie Dorenbos

Part 1 of 2: Get to know Julie's co-owner, Susie Celek, tomorrow on I Want Her Job. Julie Dorenbos is one half of the duo behind Skin Palette, a sunless tanning salon in Philadelphia. After several years of working in finance and weekends at the beach, Julie changed her career and lifestyle following a friend’s…

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