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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Kim Martin

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President & General Manager, WE tv

A: When I applied for the role I’m currently in, general manager of WE tv, I was initially rejected. But I refused to take no for an answer. I became an ...

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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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Rachel Lloyd

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Founder & Executive Director, GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services

A: There have been lots of times where I’ve experienced real challenges and setbacks, both personally and professionally. It’s hard when you don’t even feel like getting out of bed to ...

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LisaPrice

Lisa Price/Perseverance

Founder, Carol's Daughter

A: My family. They are my light, my joy and my laughter and they make every bad day okay.

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Manisha Thakor/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, MoneyZen Wealth Management, LLC

A: A while back my mom gave me a "weeble wobble."  For anyone born after 1970, they are egg-shaped toys that bounce back and forth on a table-top. Their tagline was ...

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