Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

Inside The Female Founder Collective LA Workshop

Posted by melissa kandel on September 24, 2019 in The Female Founder Collective | No Comments

By Melissa Kandel, founder and CEO of little word studio I have no other word to describe my car last Thursday morning than to say it was moseying down a side street somewhere in the suburban underbelly of West L.A. My friend Brittany and I had been stuck in a thick smog of traffic for […]

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Hathorway’s Jessica Phan Designs the Career of Her Dreams

Posted by melissa kandel on August 2, 2019 in Found Her Fridays | No Comments

The road to entrepreneurship isn’t always a straight line. Not all of us wake up one morning, watch the sun shining optimistically through our bedroom window and decide there and then to simply quit our jobs and go for it. Sometimes, entrepreneurship happens another way. Jessica Phan, founder of Northern California-based jewelry line Hathorway, understands […]

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Among the Green, Green Grass

Posted by melissa kandel on June 23, 2019 in business journey | 2 Comments

I had two hours until the meeting. One hundred and twenty minutes to open the door of a hotel room that faced a neon-lit atrium and wander a city I’ve never been. Outside on North Main Street in Greenville, South Carolina, humidity bricked against my face, thick as unmilked cows. And seen: the grass, the […]

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Women Who Lead

Posted by melissa kandel on March 19, 2019 in business journey | No Comments

It’s long been a personal theory of mine that all women leaders who find success have a responsibility — no, a moral obligation — to blaze their path so bright it illuminates a trajectory for others to follow. If one of us figures out how to navigate the serpentine road to professional prosperity, it seems […]

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File Under New Things: A Newsletter

Posted by melissa kandel on March 3, 2019 in Newsletter | No Comments

Inspired by a Saturday morning conversation, I’ve decided to start a weekly newsletter.

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Brian A. Bernhard Goes Down the Rabbit Hole to Embrace the Weird

Pictured: Bernhard, Brian A. Without Limits Mural. A variety of paint media on concrete wall, 11’ X 15′. It started with a tweet—him to me, me to him? Something in between? Who knows!—and ended with this: An exchange of ideas by two people who’ve never met before. But sometimes you just connect with someone across […]

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Ryan Lochte: Deep Thoughts and Dancing With The Stars

Posted by melissa kandel on September 13, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood, Sports | No Comments

Brazilian bandit, Olympic gold medal swimmer, professional Tinder enthusiast … call him what you want but tonight at 8/7c, Ryan Lochte will officially become a competitor on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. As the show unfolds, we can no doubt expect the famous (infamous?) swimmer—who found himself at the center of controversy at the […]

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