Luz Plaza

Scrolling through Luz Plaza’s Instagram account is like peeking at the ultimate inspiration board. Mantras reading “Do No Harm (But Take No Shit)” and “Supporting Another Woman’s Success Won’t Ever Dampen Yours” appear next to artfully crafted photos of lattes, colorfetti foods, and of course, her shiba inus! In short: It’s often where the I…

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Rani Craft Robinson

It’s hard to believe that Rani Robinson was once a shy college girl. In order to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in communications from Marymount University she first needed to complete an internship. Her eyes on National Geographic, she emailed them only to receive zero response. Undeterred, Rani shared her passion for working in the…

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Colleen Hagerty

As a multimedia broadcast journalist for NY1 in New York City, Colleen Hagerty covers everything Queens and Staten Island. From Hurricane Sandy to Fashion Week, she regularly reports stories as a one-man band — shooting, writing and editing her own segments. The energy and ever-changing opportunities inherent in this type of work are what hooked Colleen on…

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Rachel Hofstetter

Working as a food editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, Rachel Hofstetter developed a love for not just good eats, but also the intriguing stories behind them. Inspired by the entrepreneurs behind the products she shared in magazines, Rachel set out to share their advice on food, life and business in her book Cooking Up…

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Anna Young Lombardi

If she could, Anna Young Lombardi would instruct her younger self on the importance of “trusting your judgment … and being honest with the way you feel.” This is the same kind of wisdom Anna put to the test when she left a job at an established luxury magazine to become the first employee of…

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Kate White

Go big or go home. It wasn’t just the career secret that led former Cosmopolitan Magazine Editor-in-Chief Kate White to write her oh-so-gutsy cover lines. It was the secret that put the magazine squarely in the No. 1 spot in the world, and catapulted her career. Kate shares this secret — and more — in detail in…

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Jayme Moye

A bicycle changed Jayme Moye’s career. The Boulder, Colo. resident had spent 10 years in the tech sector, using her degree in business management and information systems to work with a large accounting firm. It wasn’t her passion, but it paid the bills. Then Jayme joined a women’s cycling team and started racing. As the…

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Elise Loehnen

After picking up her first magazine, Elise Loehnen knew exactly what she wanted to do for a living. She often passed the days in her small Montana town by cutting out the pages of her favorite magazines and creating collages — especially with the well-known Neiman Marcus ads. But after graduating from Yale and realizing it…

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Jessica Matteson

At age 24, Jessica Matteson was a college grad still working as an intern; underemployed and underpaid. She could have settled for a job at the local newspaper or moved up the ladder at her job at the mall, but she promised herself she'd stick it out and wait until the right job came along….

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Anne Russell

Anne M. Russell doesn't just have a job we want now, she's had a whole string of gigs we'd love to boast on our resume. Currently she is the editor-in-chief of VIVmag. Before that she served as editor-in-chief of Shape magazine and before that she was the editorial director of Fox Television's Health Network, where…

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