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Author name: Missy Galang

Fay Simpson: Healing Yourself And Others Through Business >

Fay grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, but came into her own as an artist and business owner in New York City. She engaged in multiple disciplines, training as a dancer, an actor, and then a choreographer. She taught at The Yale School of Drama, the New School’s Eugene Lang, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount …

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ARKAI: Music For Good, Notes From A Musical Duo>

Long-time friends and schoolmates Jonathan and Phillip grew up in different parts of the world, but they both consider themselves New Yorkers. It’s where they’ve lived for over a decade, and where ARKAI was formed. ARKAI means “leaders” and they founded the business to create something new out of the very old artistic tradition of …

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Megan Gordon: Love Is In The Hair, 28 Years Is Nothing If You Love What You Do>

When Kevin, originally from Miami, and Megan, who is from Long Island, met in New York City on a blind date, Kevin was immediately blown away by Megan’s red hair. The rest, as they say, is history.  Kevin and Megan had compatible skillsets – Kevin was an experienced, NY entrepreneur and Megan was a talented, …

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Kalana Greene: Business Lessons From Competitive Sports>

Originally from South Carolina, Kalana Greene is a lifelong athlete who had a successful professional basketball career in the NCAA and WNBA. She moved to New York City and opened her office in 2015, looking to grow business opportunities for her Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), KLG Industries. She started her business as the …

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Jesebel Gumogda: From Pastry Chef To Making Her Own Dough >

Jesebel was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to New York City after graduating from college. Before starting her business, Jezebel was a pastry sous chef in one of the city’s fine dining restaurants.  In 2015, while she was still working with restaurants, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that time, …

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Brandy Cochrane: For The Love Of Food And Business>

Brandy was born in Baltimore, MD, but now calls New York home. Brandy Cochrane has served creatives and executive leaders for over 10 years as Creative Strategist where she works with aspiring and expanding businesses looking to take their ideas from concept to market. Brandy holds a Fordham University NPO Executive Leader Certification and a …

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Tamara Horton: Helping Girls In Ethiopia Reach Their Potential ​Through Education + Employable skills >

Tamara Horton, Founder of Studio Samuel, is from Troy, a sleepy, one-stoplight town in rural Pennsylvania, and moved to New York City 36 years ago to operate her business from there. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Design, Marketing and spent over 13 years working in Operations and Event …

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