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An Interview With Julie Greenbaum, Founder of Fuck Cancer

An Interview With Julie Greenbaum, Founder of Fuck Cancer

When attending classes at McGill University left budding philanthropist, Julie Greenbaum, unfulfilled and uninspired, she decided to leave school in order to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. But this wasn’t the only major change that she was fated to experience, as...
An Interview With Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

An Interview With Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code

Education has always been important to Alaina Percival. That’s why she made it a priority to earn her MA in Organizational Management in France and her MBA at Georgia State University. It’s also why she taught herself the basics of coding. As if that isn’t stellar...
Taryn Taddeo, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Taryn Taddeo, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

In sixth grade, Taryn Taddeo gave a speech in front of the entire student body. After that, she knew a career in public speaking was for her—she just needed to do some digging to turn her passion into a lucrative career. Taryn pinpointed the job she wanted after a...
This Millennial Entrepreneur Talks Politics, Activism, and…How to Vote?

This Millennial Entrepreneur Talks Politics, Activism, and…How to Vote?

Suffice to say it’s been a very buzzworthy election year full of important debates on countless topics. As millennial women, we’re huge proponents here of political activism and voting. So when we heard what Maria Yuan does, we just had to interview her....
An Interview With KC Curberson-Alvarado on Working as a Career Counselor

An Interview With KC Curberson-Alvarado on Working as a Career Counselor

We catch today’s Contessa in the midst of a career transition. After spending two years with the Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, KC Curberson-Alvarado has just accepted a new role as Career Success Coordinator with the Hamblen County Board of Education. Both...
Jessica Beth Levine, USC Marshall Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Jessica Beth Levine, USC Marshall Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship, Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab

Sometimes, a change of weather is all you need. When Jessica Beth Levine relocated from North Carolina (after graduating from Duke) to Southern California, she had big plans to work in research and science. But it was ultimately the pull of sunlight that led her to...