Perseverance

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom/Perseverance

Founder and CEO, MissRepresentation

A: I made this film despite early naysayers. Friends and family questioned the film concept.  Long time feminists and women’s rights supporters were skeptical. Many said Miss Representation had been done ...

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Cheryl Callan/Perseverance

CMO, Weight Watchers International

A: I was let down in a major way by someone I trusted implicitly and who claimed to be my friend. This prompted me to leave advertising and move to a ...

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Stephanie Newby

Stephanie Newby/Perseverance

Managing Director, Golden Seeds

A: Getting a divorce was the toughest thing I have ever been through. Even if it is the right thing to do, it is tough. I think it was good for ...

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Alyssa Rapp

Alyssa Rapp/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Bottlenotes

A: Inner voice. The one that encourages me to keep on pushing. And my athletic coaches in life have constantly reminded me to tap into my inner strength and persevere, childhood ...

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Nell Merlino/Perseverance

Founder & President, Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

A: The original concept for Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence was born in 2000. It was meant to be a multi-million dollar loan fund to help women entrepreneurs start ...

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Ella Gorgla

Ella Gorgla/Perseverance

Founder, I-ELLA

A: I’d like to think I’m living that moment now. Entrepreneurship is not easy. At all. The highs and lows are incredibly close. Perseverance for me stems from an unfettered belief ...

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