Perseverance

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Marla Malcolm Beck/Perseverance

CEO and co-founder , Bluemercury

A: When my husband and I started Bluemercury, everyone said it would be impossible to build an independent chain of luxury beauty boutiques.  After we opened our first location in Georgetown, ...

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Elizabeth Gore

Elizabeth Gore/Perseverance

Resident Entrepreneur, UN Foundation

A: I wanted to launch the Nothing But Nets campaign so badly. It was very difficult to get off of the ground for many reasons. I had to fight and work ...

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Sheila Kelley

Sheila Kelley/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Sheila Kelley S Factor

A: You're talking to the woman who founded pole dance fitness! I most certainly did. That little eviction warning I found attached to my front door when I was teaching S ...

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WhitneyJohnson

Whitney Johnson/Perseverance

Co-founder, Rose Park Advisors

A: All the time, everyday, in the workplace. There’s not necessarily a ‘person’ that has been against me and my dream, but I have been discouraged generally because I have one ...

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ReshmaForbes

Reshma Saujani/Perseverance

Founder, Girls Who Code

A: In 2010 when I lost my Congressional race I felt this overwhelming sense of failure. I had given something my all and still come up short. I grieved for a ...

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Heather Bauer

Heather Bauer/Perseverance

Nutritionist, Author & Founder, Bestowed & Nu-train

A: My grandfather, Zachary. He was a Holocaust survivor, and his presence in my life inspired me to accomplish all that I have. He also was an entrepreneur and started a ...

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