Molly Knight

What do Larry King, Lil’ Wayne and Clayton Kershaw have in common? They’ve all had the pleasure of meeting New York Times Bestselling Author Molly Knight. The woman behind The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle To Build A Baseball Powerhouse, Molly probably isn’t what first comes to mind when…

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Annie Franceschi

As a young girl Annie Franceschi used to wish upon a star that she’d one day write movies. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles where she worked her way up in the film industry to her dream job at her dream company – Disney – writing story presentations for upcoming films. During her time…

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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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Julie Drew

Julie Drew likes finding the story in everything. Novels, comics, even “an especially well-crafted tweet” all inspire this self-described avid reader. That love of reading and stories is probably why Julie calls her dual roles as a novelist and a tenured English professor at The University of Akron a perfect fit. After all, not everyone…

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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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Teresa Oliver

Like many recent graduates, Teresa Oliver encountered a tough job market when she finished her master’s degree in applied developmental psychology. Previously a teacher and tutor, Teresa had been inspired by her own son’s struggles — and the many students like him — to go back to school and study psychology to help children who feel…

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Cristina Gibson

Cristina Gibson’s first internship was with her local newspaper writing weekend features. Then, while she was in college at Loyola-New Orleans studying communications and working as a production assistant at Fox 9 News, Hurricane Katrina hit. School was promptly closed for the semester. However, the disaster didn’t deter Cristina’s success. She transferred to Loyola Marymount…

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Carina Lyall

Carina Jean Lyall built her life around one belief: “You belong here, exactly as you are.” And it’s this same belief that drives her work as a women’s story worker, writer and meditation teacher. Her passion: serving women and letting us know our stories matter and are needed. Carina was raised on a reserve in…

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Jen Kleiner

Jen Kleiner was just five years old when she realized her calling was in show business — specifically, the art of movie-making. A desire to gain on set experience is how Jen accidentally discovered her career in fashion, too. And it was through both careers that Jen’s career zig-zagged into a resume that boasts five…

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Angela Romei

[Welcome to I Want Her Job's second Women at Microsoft Week! We're celebrating the female force behind the company as we lead up to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, beginning Wednesday in Phoenix. If you're going to be there be sure to tweet us @iwantherjob. Today's article is the second in a series of four…

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