Dagne Dover: Deepa Gandhi, Melissa Mash, Jessy Dover

June 25, 2019

Female founders are leading the fashion industry towards a new movement in quality production and customer acquisition. The industry is no longer for those who can produce the most, but for those who can capitalize on what consumers really need. Quality over quantity is a major proponent of Dagne Dover's value proposition and their dedication to this mission is commendable. Read more to learn about how they get it done.



Interview with Sian Beilock

April 26, 2019

Sian Beilock is the 8th President of Barnard College, renown cognitive scientist, and author of "Choke." In this interview, Sian talks pursuing a career in academia and equipping young female students with tools and resources to overcome self-doubt. She details her experiences as well as techniques in tackling anxiety and performing up to one's utmost potential.



Interview with Carly Leahy

April 7, 2019

Carly Leahy talks about democratizing fertility and reproductive health information for women and empowering female creative leaders. She started off in advertising and found her passion in creative branding and storytelling. After, she moved to Google and Uber to build innovative products. She then met her co-founder Afton and took on the challenge of ensuring women has on-demand information about their reproductive health.

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Interview with Kara Goldin

February 8, 2019

Kara Goldin talks about disrupting the beverage industry with no prior knowledge and experience. She started Hint Water to bring a product to the market with no sugar and all natural ingredients. Kara tells LHI about her experiences as a female entrepreneur and next steps for growing Hint as a direct-to-consumer business.

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Interview with Nancy Wang

January 14, 2019

Nancy Wang talks about how she got her start in product management going from leading an open data initiative for the U.S. government to being the first female product manager at Google Fiber. Her passion for enterprise software and advancing women in tech leadership led her to pursue lead product management roles at Rubrik and Amazon and to start her non-profit, Advancing Women in Product.

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Interview with Cheryl Yeoh Sew Hoy

December 4, 2018

Cheryl Yeoh talks about the early days of building out her two start-ups, Reclip.It (now Walmart Labs) and City Pockets, building out Malaysia's startup ecosystem with MaGIC, and getting >120 venture capital firms on board with #MovingForward.

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Interview with Lucrezia Mancini

October 11, 2018

She began her career in fashion as an assistant to one of the biggest stylists in the industry. It was in this hostile, demanding work environment that she knew she had to leave and become her own boss. She now works as a freelance stylist and contributing fashion editor, as well as the head of the styling program at Istituto Marangoni in Miami.

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Interview with Carissa Justice

September 22, 2018

Carissa Justice is the co-founder of Nimble Creative, a Bay Area branding and marketing company. The copywriter has done work for clients including Facebook, Google Home, and Visa. After she had a baby, something in her changed. She quit her agency job because she did not feel passionate about it. Leaving her son everyday meant she had to be doing something fulfilling. So, she began to build something she loved.

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Interview with Aanchal Gupta

August 30, 2018

Aanchal Gupta, Director of Security at Facebook, explains how she didn’t realize she was selling herself short until she had to be convinced by the hiring manager at Skype that she was a great fit for a security lead position. She soon realized she needs to trust herself more and be able to raise her hand to grab opportunities. Learn how she uses courage and confidence in the workplace to empower herself and those around her.

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Interview with Geneva Peschka

July 19, 2018

After releasing her award-winning documentary film “Unspoken” last year, Geneva Peschka has started working on a 12-part docu-series entitled “Women.” The strong female community at The Wing, where she serves as Community Manager, has helped her along her journey as a filmmaker. Through this female-focused network, Geneva has learned how to communicate, lead and find her passion. What keeps her motivated is knowing that at the end of the day, the important thing is not monetary success, but connecting with others. Read more about her films and her work at The Wing.

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Interview with Yari Blanco

June 12, 2018

As the senior manager of culture & diversity at the female coven, or co-working space, @the.wing, @theyariblanco has not only found an open and inclusive place to work, but a band of women that empower each other. “The sisterhood is real… we can talk about things that would be considered a no no at another company” says Yari. Through her job and growing confidence, Yari started @theGIRLMOB, a platform where she is bridging the communication gap for women of color.

From the Editor


May 2019: Double the Effort, Double the Numbers

May 30, 2019

With more and more women becoming vocal about the importance of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace, the change will surely be put forward to double the amount of women advocating for other women as well as doubling the amount of cases, treatments, processes, and systems that actively include and target women as valuable participants and users.


April 2019: Empowerment For All

April 30, 2019

How can we ensure we're talking about women empowerment through the mission of empowerment for all? This letter talks about rejecting the notion of disempowerment through the advancement of women as well as talking productively about the topic through the lens of global equality, progress, and sustainable development.


March 2019: What Does Emotion Have To Do With Intelligence?

March 29, 2019

Are women more well-equipped than men when dealing with issues relating to emotional disconnect when it comes to relationships, projects, family, and work? Does emotional intelligence have anything to do with the way we perceive our identity and the goals we have for ourselves?


International Women's Day

March 8, 2019

We're here to celebrate the accomplishments of women and the work they are doing in improving the climate for women globally. There are thousands of women to be celebrated due to their monumental efforts in advancing gender equality––this campaign is only one part of honoring these many women. They are taking steps to reduce the gender gap in various industries and are pushing the needle towards change.


February 2019: Set Yourself as an Example

February 28, 2019

Being comfortable with putting yourself out there is never a bad strategy in achieving something that might be against what others advise you to do. Setting yourself as the example allows you to not only speak for yourself and take actions based on your own ambition, but also serve as an inspiration for new generations of women.


January 2019: What's Community Got To Do With It?

January 31, 2019

Women crave spaces where they feel welcome and supported. More often than not, these spaces are hard to come by. However, when we do find a community of people we relate to, we create a strong network of powerful and supportive individuals.


December 2018: Year of the Woman or Year of Accountability?

December 31, 2018

This month's Letter From the Editor reflects on 2018 where women demanded accountability through more diversity representation, consequences regarding sexual harassment and misconduct, and equal opportunity and advancement.


November 2018: Stepping into Power

November 30, 2018

In November, women were unstoppable and powerful not only in their feats to climb up the ranks but also in their pursuit of spurring innovation, building community, and fostering open discussion. We saw women pushing boundaries both individually and collaboratively, leading change for a new year to come.


October 2018: The Importance of Confrontation and Speaking Out

October 28, 2018

Speak your mind, speak your truth, and speak your wisdom. You'll see that setting an example will not only give yourself the upper hand, but also motivate others to raise theirs. Look to women who have confronted people with immense power, from chief executives to supreme court nominees, and know that these women are standing up for you in the background.


The Mission of LHI

July 15, 2018

With two goals in mind, I hope to advocate for women in any shape or form, who hope to change the world with their ideas, grit, and drive.

From the Community

An Honest Start

April 13, 2018

By Vivianna Rishe

Embrace Sticking Out

March 27, 2018

By Rose Yao


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