April 21, 2020

Maura C. McCaffrey, 50, passed away on April 14th after a long illness.

We were sad to learn that Maura McCaffrey, a 2015 inductee to our Women Business Leaders Hall of Fame, passed on April 14, 2020. Our condolences to her family and friends. Maura C. McCaffrey, 50, passed away on April 14th after a long illness. To say Maura was…

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March 3, 2020

Former WLC Panelist, B. Smith, Restaurateur, And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s

The world is less generous and less welcoming because B. Smith, former model, entertainer and lifestyle doyenne, has left it. At age 70, Smith succumbed to early onset Alzheimer’s, which she had been battling for years. She died Saturday at her Long Island home with family nearby. Plenty…

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January 26, 2020

Laura Huang talks about Edge.

Mark C. Crowly recently interviewed Laura Huang regarding her research and book on Edge. If you’ve ever felt unseen, under-estimated or unfairly passed over in your career,  this podcast provides all the remedies you’ll need to ensure you never feel that way again! While we’d all like to…

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January 26, 2020

What is your power suit?

Do you know this woman? You should! Her name is Patrice Banks and she’s redefining auto repair for women. Ford thinks she’s a big deal, and so do we. That’s why we’re bringing her to the WLC to talk about her vision. See how Patrice is Owning her…

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February 19, 2019

Gloria Estefan and Rita Moreno Duke It Out As Estranged Sisters on One Day at a Time

A former closing keynote, Gloria Estefan, 2015,  joined our “Why Not Me?” closing keynote for 2019, Rita Moreno for the season opening of “One Day At a Time“.…

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February 13, 2019

Rita Moreno Mixes Up a Carnival in the Kitchen

“My ovaries may not make babies, but I’m not done for,” said the 87-year-old actress, who stars in the Netflix reboot of “One Day at a Time.” Rita Moreno took a deep, languorous inhale. “I love this smell,” she said. “Can you smell this? It’s an unusual smell.” The…

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December 6, 2018

Listen Up! Get your Seat!

Serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, internationally recognized social media influencer, and 2019 WLC lunchtime keynote speaker Mel Robbins has a message for you: Did you hear that? “Your dreams matter. Why not you? You deserve to get the  information, the inspiration, and the tools that you need in order…

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June 20, 2018

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s American Dream, And Her Advice For Young Women

“There were times when people were not very nice, because I didn’t come from privilege or wealth,” says U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. “You hopefully take those bad experiences and turn them into good ones, by vowing to yourself that if you were ever in the same…

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June 20, 2018

Lena Waithe Shares 5 Tips For Overcoming Obstacles And Reaching Your Goals

Lena Waithe will be honored with the Trailblazer Award at Monday’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards hosted by Tiffany Haddish. The award, which recognizes game-changing creators with fresh and fearless voices in entertainment, is being given to Waithe for her groundbreaking contributions on and off the screen.…

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March 23, 2018

Lena Waithe Is Changing the Game

lena waithe vanity fair cover march 2018

Garnering accolades and a passionate following for her work on breakout shows such as Master of None and The Chi—and appearing in Steven Spielberg’s new film, Ready Player One—Lena Waithe is taking over screens big and small. The star and creator opens up about influence and inspiration, from…

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