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'Lead With Strength': How Fashion Designer Rebecca Minkoff Overcame Self-Doubt and Launched a Network for Women Entrepreneurs

Rebecca Minkoff's new initiative, The Female Founder Collective, encourages consumers to shop 'female-founded' as a value.

This Entrepreneur Stars in a Hit Network Series, but Her Favorite Role Is Helping Mothers 'Have It All'

You've seen June Diane Raphael in "Grace and Frankie," but did you know she founded the first workspace to offer child care?

This Fashion Designer Was Always Determined to 'Execute in My Own Way'

Misha Nonoo's clothing for professional women is ready to wear, from the boardroom to weekend errands to date nights.

Jennifer Fisher Started Her Jewelry Line to Answer a Parent's Need. Oh, and She Was That Parent.

When she created a necklace with her son's name on it, friends, family and strangers wanted one just like it. So, Fisher started a company.

Shelley Zalis Makes Sure That 'Women's Work' Gets the Respect It Deserves

Zalis, a trail-blazer in advertising research, is the CEO of The Female Quotient.

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