Let me tell a story...

 

On my journey to being simply unique and being simply me, I have rediscovered my love of telling stories. I have always loved the kind of stories that live inside each and every one of us. The kind of stories that, at first glance, may not seem astounding or worthwhile, but are indeed life changing. I have found that sometimes in even the most mundane set of circumstances, life changing moments happen. While working with Lioness magazine and interviewing some spectacular women, I have no doubt that we all are experiencing these amazing moments and we all have profound stories to tell.

Below are the links to the stories I have had the privilege to record.

 

 

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Carla Berkowitz Is Building Perfect Balance Right Into Yoga Clothing

Carla Berkowitz Is Building Perfect Balance Right Into Yoga Clothing

Woman Of The Wild: National Geographic’s Dr. Michelle Oakley On Trekking Into The Unknown

Woman Of The Wild: National Geographic’s Dr. Michelle Oakley On Trekking Into The Unknown

No matter the company, the product or even the gender behind the wheels, raising capital to start a business is always a challenge and most certainly a must. According to High Growth Women-Owned Businesses’ Access To Capital, a 2014 report by the National Women’s Business Council, male-owned companies receive nine times more capital than women-owned

No matter the company, the product or even the gender behind the wheels, raising capital to start a business is always a challenge and most certainly a must. According to High Growth Women-Owned Businesses’ Access To Capital, a 2014 report by the National Women’s Business Council, male-owned companies receive nine times more capital than women-owned

General Manager of The Software Guild Rachel McGalliard discusses how their program helps to eliminate the barriers prohibiting women from coding and STEM.

General Manager of The Software Guild Rachel McGalliard discusses how their program helps to eliminate the barriers prohibiting women from coding and STEM.

Stacey Ferreira on how she and her brother launched and sold startup, MySocialCloud, in two years after attracting investment from Richard Branson. Plus, find out how her latest startup is helping employees choose their shifts at work.

Stacey Ferreira on how she and her brother launched and sold startup, MySocialCloud, in two years after attracting investment from Richard Branson. Plus, find out how her latest startup is helping employees choose their shifts at work.

SILICON VALLEY — Women's Startup Lab Founder Ari Horie is hoping that the next generation of female founders will be able to say "Me Too" in regards to startup success. See why she wants to build upon the Me Too movement and how her venture is helping women entrepreneurs.

SILICON VALLEY — Women's Startup Lab Founder Ari Horie is hoping that the next generation of female founders will be able to say "Me Too" in regards to startup success. See why she wants to build upon the Me Too movement and how her venture is helping women entrepreneurs.

Named for her daughter, Rachel’s Kitchen is Debbie Roxarzade's growing franchise. From a coffee shop with sandwiches to eight restaurants, she takes us on her journey to success.

Named for her daughter, Rachel’s Kitchen is Debbie Roxarzade's growing franchise. From a coffee shop with sandwiches to eight restaurants, she takes us on her journey to success.

ifty percent of LGB patients and 70 percent of transgender patients experience some type of discrimination in healthcare. The cofounders of QSpaces are making it easier for members of the LGBTQ community to navigate healthcare by helping them find information on LGBTQ-friendly doctors.

ifty percent of LGB patients and 70 percent of transgender patients experience some type of discrimination in healthcare. The cofounders of QSpaces are making it easier for members of the LGBTQ community to navigate healthcare by helping them find information on LGBTQ-friendly doctors.

Danielle Lewis, cofounder of Scrunch, one of Australia's fastest growing, data-driven, influencer marketing platforms, reveals the upcoming influencer marketing trends for 2018. See how you can use the latest info to boost your marketing power.

Danielle Lewis, cofounder of Scrunch, one of Australia's fastest growing, data-driven, influencer marketing platforms, reveals the upcoming influencer marketing trends for 2018. See how you can use the latest info to boost your marketing power.

Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Gretchen Christine Rossi talks with Lioness about her expanding brand, its acquisition by Dastmalchi and it’s future.

Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum Gretchen Christine Rossi talks with Lioness about her expanding brand, its acquisition by Dastmalchi and it’s future.

ContentSquare is putting the time and energy into investing in their workforce, and that includes hiring expectant mothers. CMO Efrat Ravid talks innovating the hiring process.

ContentSquare is putting the time and energy into investing in their workforce, and that includes hiring expectant mothers. CMO Efrat Ravid talks innovating the hiring process.

Former mathematician Lucy Beard increases the odds of helping you find the perfect shoe thanks to 3D printers at her company, Feetz. See how she's shaking up the eco-friendly fashion world.

Former mathematician Lucy Beard increases the odds of helping you find the perfect shoe thanks to 3D printers at her company, Feetz. See how she's shaking up the eco-friendly fashion world.

In three years venture fund AccelFoods, founded by Jordan Gaspar and Lauren Jupiter, has reached $35 million is primed to push startups that will change the food and beverage landscape.

In three years venture fund AccelFoods, founded by Jordan Gaspar and Lauren Jupiter, has reached $35 million is primed to push startups that will change the food and beverage landscape.

Is the stigma of being in prison keeping qualified women from finding work? We talk to WhenPeopleWork COO Sheila Rule about how her startup is helping formerly incarcerated job seekers find employment in a workforce that is still slow to give them a second chance.

Is the stigma of being in prison keeping qualified women from finding work? We talk to WhenPeopleWork COO Sheila Rule about how her startup is helping formerly incarcerated job seekers find employment in a workforce that is still slow to give them a second chance.

With all of the barriers women in tech are facing, how do we change the narrative and provoke positive change? Geek Girl Rising is proposing a solution.

With all of the barriers women in tech are facing, how do we change the narrative and provoke positive change? Geek Girl Rising is proposing a solution.

Who's Got Next? We talk to the female entrepreneurs behind three on the rise startups who are primed to be the next big thing. See who's on deck.

Who's Got Next? We talk to the female entrepreneurs behind three on the rise startups who are primed to be the next big thing. See who's on deck.

Cristina Polk Designs A Fashionable Way For Mother’s To Breast Feed By Creating Cover With A Cause, Lil Haven

Cristina Polk Designs A Fashionable Way For Mother’s To Breast Feed By Creating Cover With A Cause, Lil Haven

After losing her father and two uncles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 18-year-old Delaney Colaio is finding other surviving children like herself and spreading hope in the process through the upcoming documentary, “We Go Higher.”

After losing her father and two uncles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 18-year-old Delaney Colaio is finding other surviving children like herself and spreading hope in the process through the upcoming documentary, “We Go Higher.”

Hackbright Academy has over 500 graduates working at more than 100 tech firms. We chat with their newly appointed VP of Business Development, Erin Geiger.

Hackbright Academy has over 500 graduates working at more than 100 tech firms. We chat with their newly appointed VP of Business Development, Erin Geiger.

Cindy Ashton - Unleashing Your Persuasive Voice. Cindy Ashton, a stage and presence coach and professional speaker with degrees in both Music and Kinesiology, is changing the game when it comes to public speaking, bringing a new perspective to the art of speaking with her background in the performing arts.

Cindy Ashton - Unleashing Your Persuasive Voice. Cindy Ashton, a stage and presence coach and professional speaker with degrees in both Music and Kinesiology, is changing the game when it comes to public speaking, bringing a new perspective to the art of speaking with her background in the performing arts.

The Chow Train Travels for the Hungry. Cheever packed her car and set out for the streets of San Antonio, finding people living under underpasses or in nearby parks. Not long after, night trips like that were becoming something of a routine for Cheever, who connected with a local group in San Antonio called Under The Bridge, and with them, every Sunday, served hot lunches under the underpasses in downtown San Antonio to the kinds of people many never give a second glance to. With an overwhelming need to help, in 2005, Cheever founded The Chow Train, with a mission to serve restaurant quality food to the hungry and the homeless of San Antonio.

The Chow Train Travels for the Hungry. Cheever packed her car and set out for the streets of San Antonio, finding people living under underpasses or in nearby parks. Not long after, night trips like that were becoming something of a routine for Cheever, who connected with a local group in San Antonio called Under The Bridge, and with them, every Sunday, served hot lunches under the underpasses in downtown San Antonio to the kinds of people many never give a second glance to. With an overwhelming need to help, in 2005, Cheever founded The Chow Train, with a mission to serve restaurant quality food to the hungry and the homeless of San Antonio.

Plum Alley - Where Women Raise Money. Plum Alley takes crowdfunding to a whole new level by helping women entrepreneurs find a cleaner platform on which to state their case and raise funds.

Plum Alley - Where Women Raise Money. Plum Alley takes crowdfunding to a whole new level by helping women entrepreneurs find a cleaner platform on which to state their case and raise funds.

Just Jane’s is a Massachusetts-based natural jam company formerly known as DJ Mix Jams. When the initial partnership dissolved, Co-Founder Jane Janovsky had a decision to make – fold or push forward as a solopreneur.

Just Jane’s is a Massachusetts-based natural jam company formerly known as DJ Mix Jams. When the initial partnership dissolved, Co-Founder Jane Janovsky had a decision to make – fold or push forward as a solopreneur.

Michelle McGlade gives the Holistic Approach A Western Sensibility. This entrepreneur was thrown for a loop in college when she had to deal with chronic pain. She found not only healing in a holistic approach, but a career.

Michelle McGlade gives the Holistic Approach A Western Sensibility. This entrepreneur was thrown for a loop in college when she had to deal with chronic pain. She found not only healing in a holistic approach, but a career.

We talk to Jamberry sisterpreneurs Keri, Christy and Lyndsey about their explosive nail business. And how it went from a side hustle to a growing empire.

We talk to Jamberry sisterpreneurs Keri, Christy and Lyndsey about their explosive nail business. And how it went from a side hustle to a growing empire.

Amy Bouchard started making Wicked Whoopies with her grandmother as a child. Little did she know the tasty treat would lead to a successful venture.

Amy Bouchard started making Wicked Whoopies with her grandmother as a child. Little did she know the tasty treat would lead to a successful venture.

Katelyn Rousselle welcomes you to The Skin Room, where Katelyn offers clinical esthetics including laser hair removal and microdermabrasion amongst other skin care techniques and products.

Katelyn Rousselle welcomes you to The Skin Room, where Katelyn offers clinical esthetics including laser hair removal and microdermabrasion amongst other skin care techniques and products.

Artist Lori Earley went from dreaming in her NY bedroom to painting award-winning singer Madonna, until a rare disease threatened her health and livelihood.

Artist Lori Earley went from dreaming in her NY bedroom to painting award-winning singer Madonna, until a rare disease threatened her health and livelihood.

PALS has provided more than 7,500 free flights for those requiring medical treatment but cannot afford to travel or are unable to fly commercially.

PALS has provided more than 7,500 free flights for those requiring medical treatment but cannot afford to travel or are unable to fly commercially.

Sue Ismiel is the woman behind the international brand, Nad’s, the no-heat hair removal gel. We talk to Ismiel about how she built her empire.

Sue Ismiel is the woman behind the international brand, Nad’s, the no-heat hair removal gel. We talk to Ismiel about how she built her empire.

CitiGroup’s COO, Cecilia Harvey, is working to get women and girls in the tech pipeline through the company’s one-year diversity program, Prometheus.

CitiGroup’s COO, Cecilia Harvey, is working to get women and girls in the tech pipeline through the company’s one-year diversity program, Prometheus.

NAWBO is a voice and system of support for the more than 10 million woman-owned businesses, one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

NAWBO is a voice and system of support for the more than 10 million woman-owned businesses, one of the fastest growing segments of the economy.

In 2007 model Katerena DePasquale made the most of her knowledge and talents with the start of her own company, Katbasics, a women’s apparel business featuring her own designs.

In 2007 model Katerena DePasquale made the most of her knowledge and talents with the start of her own company, Katbasics, a women’s apparel business featuring her own designs.

Entrepreneur Tiffany Zakka continually looks for new and creative methods of therapy to enhance sensory integration.

Entrepreneur Tiffany Zakka continually looks for new and creative methods of therapy to enhance sensory integration.

Dipna Anand, chef at her family's North Indian Punjabi family-run restaurant,  The Brilliant , talks about her new cookbook, “ Beyond Brilliant ,” where she hopes to spread her knowledge and love for Indian cuisine to the masses.

Dipna Anand, chef at her family's North Indian Punjabi family-run restaurant, The Brilliant, talks about her new cookbook, “Beyond Brilliant,” where she hopes to spread her knowledge and love for Indian cuisine to the masses.

Lauren DeCosimo was a pharmaceutical rep by day and hair stylist by night. After being laid off, against everyone’s hesitations, she dove headfirst into her dreams.

Lauren DeCosimo was a pharmaceutical rep by day and hair stylist by night. After being laid off, against everyone’s hesitations, she dove headfirst into her dreams.

Jennifer Varner, founder of  Pure-Ecommerce , a company dedicated to assisting others with little to no experience, set up and grow their own ecommerce business, gives advice, saying, “I didn’t want to see other women make the same mistakes as me.”

Jennifer Varner, founder of Pure-Ecommerce, a company dedicated to assisting others with little to no experience, set up and grow their own ecommerce business, gives advice, saying, “I didn’t want to see other women make the same mistakes as me.”

Bizzie Gold, creator of BUTI Yoga, a fitness program that fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics to form movements meant to both free and empower women.

Bizzie Gold, creator of BUTI Yoga, a fitness program that fuses yoga, tribal dance and plyometrics to form movements meant to both free and empower women.

Recruiting company, Intellect Resources is under the leadership of Tiffany Crenshaw, who through her journey ran the gamut of experience in both spectrums of job search and healthcare IT, which gives them the edge over competitors.

Recruiting company, Intellect Resources is under the leadership of Tiffany Crenshaw, who through her journey ran the gamut of experience in both spectrums of job search and healthcare IT, which gives them the edge over competitors.

Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, talks about investing in women, her passion in education and the key components to keep in mind when investing or pitching.

Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels, talks about investing in women, her passion in education and the key components to keep in mind when investing or pitching.

U.K. writer, director, producer and actress of the hit web series comedy-drama “3Some”, Lisa Gifford, talks to Lioness Magazine about her creative world, using her experiences to write and getting the series made.

U.K. writer, director, producer and actress of the hit web series comedy-drama “3Some”, Lisa Gifford, talks to Lioness Magazine about her creative world, using her experiences to write and getting the series made.

Margot B. Of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Brings Back the Blues starting on page 20 and 23.

Margot B. Of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Brings Back the Blues starting on page 20 and 23.

Renowned Doctor, Tasneem Bhatia, also known as Dr. Taz, (seen on Dr. Oz & The Today Show) talks about her new book and how she hopes to write a new prescription for change starting on page 25.

Renowned Doctor, Tasneem Bhatia, also known as Dr. Taz, (seen on Dr. Oz & The Today Show) talks about her new book and how she hopes to write a new prescription for change starting on page 25.

Former Olympian, Creator & Cofounder of Bulumu, Jasmine Oeinck, Goes for Gold with Granola! Her story starts on page 16.

Former Olympian, Creator & Cofounder of Bulumu, Jasmine Oeinck, Goes for Gold with Granola! Her story starts on page 16.

Veronica Marche Miller talks about how her designs (created on a whim) attracted the attention of T.J. Maxx

Veronica Marche Miller talks about how her designs (created on a whim) attracted the attention of T.J. Maxx