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Forbes List at a Glance: The 100 Women Who Run the World

August 27, 2012 7:00 AM

Mentors & IconsClockwise from top left: #1. Angela Merkel #30. Yingluck Shinawatra #2. Hillary Clinton with African Union Chair-Designate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma #33. Diane Von Furstenberg #21. Marissa Mayer #32. Beyonce Knowles. Forbes' latest list of The 100 Women Who Run the World is a fascinating cross section of international women of wealth and influence. At a glance, the...

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Celebrating Diana on Her 50th Birthday

July 01, 2011 5:51 PM

Mentors & IconsToday also marks what would have been the 50th birthday of Princess Diana, born July 1st, 1961. The biggest Diana news this week swirled around  Tina Brown’s Newsweek piece “Diana at 50“, in which the editor-in-chief of both Newsweek and The Daily Beast and author of The Diana Chronicles, a 2007 biography of the...

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How Jeanne Beker Found Herself in Fashion: The Book and the Exhibit

June 01, 2011 2:04 PM

Mentors & IconsAs the host of Fashion Television for 26 years and counting, Jeanne Beker‘s taken us onto the world’s greatest runways and into the most exclusive ateliers. Her smart, down-to-earth, almost Girl Friday approach to fashion journalism – as a host, writer and editor – has made her the fashion BFF of fans in over...

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Before They Were Big: Anna Wintour

May 28, 2011 3:02 PM

Mentors & IconsOne of our favorite expressions at Empirella is “opportunity must find you working”. The more you learn about successful people and celebrities, the more you realize that there’s no such thing as overnight success, but rather a chain of events, jobs, opportunities and usually years of hard work that lead up to the moment...

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10 Inspiring Women in Movies

May 23, 2011 4:20 AM

Mentors & IconsToday is Victoria Day, so seeing as many of you have the day off, we’d like to offer some recommended watching to get you pumped for the work week and summer ahead. These movies (listed in no particular order) feature women both real and fictional who took the task they were given and kicked...

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The Women on Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebs List and How Gaga Beat Oprah

May 19, 2011 5:33 AM

Mentors & IconsWomen make up one third of this year’s Forbes‘ 100 Most Powerful Celebrities list. To understand how they got there (and get yourself there one day) it’s important to know that power does not just equal money, which is why Lady Gaga topped the list even though making $90 million only put her in...

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Tina Fey’s Bossypants: Feminism, Only Funnier

May 17, 2011 5:34 PM

Mentors & IconsI kinda thought Bossypants would change my life. I’m not sure why. I guess it’s because Tina Fey wrote it, and she’s kind of a genius –successful on her own terms, freakishly talented, and yet comfortingly human and flawed. Also, the book arrived with personal recommendations from people I trust and a wave of...

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The Best and Worst of Times of Shania Twain (and how you can WIN her new book!)

May 14, 2011 3:46 AM

Mentors & IconsFollow us on Twitter @Empirella to WIN A COPY of Shania Twain’s new autobiographical book, From This Moment On, (Simon & Schuster). Shania Twain popularized country music in a major way as she became an international superstar in the ’90s.  She was a rags to riches heroine who proved the dream really could come...

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Icon: Fran Lebowitz

May 12, 2011 8:25 AM

Mentors & IconsWe love her because her acerbic wit and exceptional cleverness have kept her from having a real job for the past three decades. And she’s keeping the spirit of old New York alive. Most known for her two books of essays, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, her unpublished first novel (which she’s allegedly been...

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Icon: Kate Middleton

May 11, 2011 2:40 AM

Mentors & IconsWe love her because she’s still learning the complicated steps of Royal conduct, but we’re pretty sure Kate’s going to make the dance of public life look easy. She married a prince, her own title is now Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus, she...

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