Perseverance

advice & stories

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos/Perseverance

Author & Speaker, Unbinding the Heart

A: I was developing a project on the story of Maria Callas.  Me and my Greek partner had hired a famous Italian director who ended up taking our money and never ...

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Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd/Perseverance

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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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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LOREN RIDINGER

Loren Ridinger/Perseverance

Senior Vice President, Market America & Shop.com

A: Yes, my mom passed away when I was only 22, and my daughter Amber was just a newborn. My family and I didn’t have much money and I became responsible ...

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Rena Nathanson/Perseverance

Founder and CEO, Bananagrams, Inc.

A: We package Bananagrams in a fabric pouch, which wasn’t popular with the big chains - initially. They put a ton of pressure on us to add outer packaging, but we ...

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Somaly Mam

Somaly Mam/Perseverance

Founder, Somaly Mam Foundation

A: Victims. I am so happy that they can go to school and some of my little survivors are able to enjoy their childhood life. Example, Sreymach, she has been raped ...

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