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Perseverance

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Summer Rayne Oakes

Summer Rayne Oakes/Perseverance

Co-founder, Source4Style

A: September 2005. I had just started my first company a few months earlier and wasn’t sure what my next step would be especially since I didn’t have a steady cash ...

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Rosetta Stander/Perseverance

Executive Director, Zimele Community

A: Being a child of the racial segregation era of South Africa, my family and friends did not understand my passion to work with the black people of South Africa. They ...

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Katharine L’Heureux/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Kahina Giving Beauty

A: I would have to say my daughter. Now 17 years old, she has suffered through some serious medical problems in the past two years which has caused her to miss ...

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Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo/Perseverance

CEO, Marie Forleo International Inc.

A: In my early twenties, I struggled because I had so many passions - business, marketing, spirituality, hip-hop dance, fitness and writing.  Every conventional business and career book I read advised ...

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Joya Dass/Perseverance

TV Anchor & Producer, Avenue Media

A: The biggest low was the break with my original producer and partner on the film. As most working relationships go, ours wasn’t strong enough to sustain the pressures of a ...

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LisaOz

Lisa Oz/Perseverance

President, Ozworks, LLC

A: The last film I produced did not get picked up for distribution. I was extremely disappointed but distracted myself by focusing on a treatment for a television show with my ...

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