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How one girl’s international experiences inspired her to found Spontime, a $3mln startup

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThis is the personal story of the 21-year old Karolina Demianczuk – a girl with ‘Polish Blood, American Spirit, and Asian Mind’, who’s founded Spontime, a $3mln startup. We hope that after reading this, you get as inspired as we did! What inspired me to pursue my entrepreneurial career and bring in-person enjoyment back to people my age were clearly my international […]

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DEAR MISSCAREERLESS… YOUR PRIVATE JOB COACH ANSWERS #3

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Reading Time: 2 minutesDear MissCareerLess, Thank you for reaching out. From you letter, you appear to me as a very lively and direct person. It is just a feeling, I have never met you, but I can tell you this is a good thing. However I asked myself: «Were I the person in charge of screening the candidates for the job she is […]

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Nothing is the same when you celebrate your 42nd birthday

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Reading Time: 3 minutesThere was a time when I would celebrate my birthday throughout the month of April; my friends would use their most creative ideas to make each day of April a beautiful memory; my DAD would pamper me with gifts and special lunches, dinners; and I would end up in an entire month of celebration with a grand party on 28th […]

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‘Once you get married, you are lost for good’ – The teen Moms of Rural Punjab, Pakistan

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Reading Time: 3 minutesHer pale skin devoid of any youthful glow was sticking tightly to her small bone structure, giving her a look of someone who had faced malnutrition. Her age must be around 16-17, but she had been married for a couple of years by now. With a naïve but strangely somber way, she spoke about how worried she was about not […]

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No woman should fail to the toxic vibes of faith or culture – The story of a Muslim working mother

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Reading Time: 5 minutesDUBAI, UAE – Life is not a fairytale, and this reality flashed before me four years ago. This reality also made me understand that none else is responsible for my pains. Through the grapevine, I may have learned to blame my parents, my teachers, my mentors, etc., but never to blame myself. But today, I know it’s never their fault. […]

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What’s after a Dream Job? – One writer’s story of a fight against compromise

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Reading Time: 4 minutesPHOENIX,AZ – A signature I was about to scribble that foggy December evening could have been the worst mistake of my life. I was curled up in a comfort of my editorial office, handwriting the letter I never thought I’d write. Two and a half years here went by so fast; I don’t think I blinked. I was too busy […]

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Am I here to fill in quotas?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  I have talked to many people about quotas. I have read so many articles about the quota. So many that there’s barely anything if anything at all that I haven’t read about it. Still, I can’t say whether I’m a fan of it or not. All the other feminists I know have a very clear position; it seems so […]

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From Ballerina To Businesswoman – I’m Steph, And This Is My Story

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Reading Time: 6 minutes  Sleepovers and ballet classes; who needs more than that? MUNICH, GERMANY – Ballet was something I always did. From as far back as I can remember, I danced ballet. It was never something I thought of doing professionally, though. It was just something I did because I liked it. I’d go to school, play with friends, and go to […]

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