Have you ever forgotten to take your pill and subsequently freaked out? Have you ever thought about your IUD too much and realized you have a foreign object inside of you pumping you with hormones? Have you ever second-guessed using the most common birth control methods because of the short and long-term impacts or side effects? Welp, you’re not the only one. With so much new research being done around women’s healthcare, we, as women, have started to realize that the status quo may just not be good enough for us. We’re asking ourselves: “Is this the best we can do?” And that’s exactly what Elina Berglund, Nobel Prize-winning particle physicist and founder of Natural Cycles, did when looking for a more natural birth control method.
Samantha Wills launched her own business at just 21 years old. Starting with a few hundred dollars and a big leap of faith, she catapulted to international success and made a name for herself on the global stage. After 15 years (earlier this year), Samantha felt that her jewelry brand had done all that it was set out to do and decided to close her jewelry business to focus on her career as a speaker, writer and creative. While her jewelry business may no longer be operating, there is so much to be learned in her story and her immense success.. How she created success, stuck by it, believed that her path was continuing to evolve, trusting in herself and her intuition and once again reinventing herself.
We know they say to not judge a book by it’s cover, but when we saw this bright red cover with the words The Feminine Revolution boldly jumping out at us, we had to imagine that it was a badass book (turns out we were right!).
Starting with just $200 in her bank account, hair and makeup artist Ali Lomazzo decided that nothing and no one was going to stand in her way of creating a business to call her own. Five years later, the 28-year-old now owns Ali Lomazzo Beauty (the leading bridal hair and makeup company in Rhode Island) and her incredibly talented team of lady employees have played a part in making over 650 brides feel beautiful on their wedding days.
At just 29-years-old, Kristen Tomlan has created a food craze that has sugar coated her wildest dreams, and we’re almost positive you’ve heard of it: DŌ, the raw (but safe-to-eat!) cookie dough brand based in the land of trendy foods, New York City. Although online orders are now shipped by the truckload and lines regularly wrap around the block of her brick-and-mortar store, the cookie didn’t always crumble just right for Tomlan.
At just 28 years old, Sarah Levey, founder of y7, disrupted the yoga industry by turning the lights down and creating a sweat-dripping, beat-bumping experience like no other. We got the chance to chat with Sarah and find out how this idea came to be, the personal struggles that she continues to work through and the power of music in yoga (and everyday life!).
since she was 16 years old, laurie fabiano has wanted to help others. learn more about how laurieis making the world a better place for women and her incredible journey that got her where she is today.
minna lee is a “jill of all trades” with her work as a trainer, nutrition coach and wellness blogger. minna is making her own mark on the wellness world and striving to help people live healthier lives.
Michelle Isaacs has crossed sports, entertainment and publicity at the highest level working in coveted roles at companies such as MSG, GQ and Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune. She has key relationships with major sports stars and celebrities across the sports industry. Being a woman in a male dominated industry, Michelle works tirelessly to continue to leave her mark.
Mary Ann Zoellner and Alicia Ybarbo are Emmy Award-winning NBC Today Show producers as well as New York Times bestselling authors of the parenting book ‘Sh*tty Mom' and ‘Today's Moms.’ Their honesty and ability to laugh at the moments or days where they've maybe come up short and count the wins when they happen, allow themselves, their families and their legions of fans to stop taking themselves so seriously and start appreciating the moments when life isn’t always perfect.