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Fire Up! Chat with Molly Cantrell-Kraig Molly Cantrell-Kraig leveraged her years in media and life-lessons learned as a former single mother on welfare to establish Women With Drive Foundation. She has been featured as one of the CNN 10 Visionary Women and been profiled by the Shriver Report, the Christian Science Monitor, Women's Media Center in D.C., AutoBody News, Woman's World Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago, WGN Radio and most recently was a Nominated Changemaker Attendee at the inaugural United State of Women Summit, convened by the White House in June 2016. Here's Molly Cantrell-Kraig...

Fire Up! Chat with Sarah Schnell Jones Queen B and CEO at Bamboo Realty. Ethiopia adoptive mom. Yoga diva, sports enthusiast, avid shoe collector. CU Buffs alum. Don't miss her divine special offer (from her side hustle) for the Fire Up! Community! (at the bottom of this post) Here's Sarah Schnell Jones...

Laurie Levin is the founder of Another Mother's Daughter. When she is not sorting & organizing for others, she can be found running back trails, decorating her weekly planner, or playing in the dirt. She finds satisfaction in refinishing old furniture to give it a new life and is a compassionate vegan. Sun lover. Mountain Climber. Digs yoga & pilates but usually sips strong coffee instead. Here's Laurie Levin...

Fire Up! Chat with Katie Lance Katie is the Founder of Katie Lance Consulting – a social media and marketing firm. Katie’s clients include companies such as RE/MAX International, DocuSign, RPM Mortgage, SmartZip and many others. She is also a frequent keynote speaker, a contributor to The Huffington Post and formerly was the Chief Strategist for Inman News.   (Debra's 11 cents: Katie also LOVES wine, Hello Kitty and sings the word "faaaabulous"!) Q1: What was it that gave you the ‘push’ to begin living your dream? For me, it was just the right time - when I left my corporate job in 2012 - it was a dream job, but it was just the right...

Fire Up! Chat with Christine Whitmarsh Bestselling celebrity ghostwriter Christine Whitmarsh helps authors, speakers, and personalities share their stories, communicate their messages, and build thought leadership platforms through their books. As a ghostwriter for high profile personalities since 2001, Christine has worked with major publishing houses including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group USA, and Morgan James Publishing. Christine is also the #1 Amazon bestselling author of the book “Personal Paparazzi: Your Brand Story Told Your Way.” Her creative agency of professional writers and strategists has served clients worldwide since 2003. Today Christine’s company serves business leaders, entertainment personalities, and other thought leaders, by helping them write and publish their books, and then build...

Last week, I attended the Oxygen Women's Conference. It was a two-night event filled with life-giving and life-changing messages from these amazing women: Jodi Cameron, Sheila Gerald, Nichole Stanton Moore, April Carter and Bianca Olthoff! As you know, normally, I am speaking at these types of events, so it was such a gift to be there, be present, and be FILLED.  My soultank is overflowing. Before I share some fabulous highlights from the event, I want to share a story with you.  The first night, a friend came up to me, with a bright, shining smile...

Here we are again.  It's International Women's Day 2016. View on Flipagram What is IWD, you ask? International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year, the organization's theme is PLEDGE FOR GENDER PARITY!   Hashtag: #PLEDGEFORPARITY Want to join the pledge? They put together this fab widget (to the right) to make it super easy! What is Gender Parity? Simply put, it is the equality of rank, pay, etc. between men and women who are equally qualified for each. Accelerating achievement of gender parity within your organization and in business at large is not just a fairness...

I have read several posts, quotes, and seen giggle-inducing pics regarding and celebrating Women's Equality Day. Many of them reminded me we have a long way to go. Here is the thing - I believe WE can each make a difference in our circles...

Friday, May 2nd, I participated in, and co-produced, a women's leadership summit called LEXI.  LEXI stands for Leaders Engaged in the eXchange of Ideas. I am often asked "What do you talk about and hear at those women's events?".  This question always makes me smile and reflect on all of the fantastic moments experienced over the years.  #LEXI14 was no exception...

Friday, May 2nd, I participated in, and co-produced, a women's leadership summit called LEXI.  LEXI stands for Leaders Engaged in the eXchange of Ideas. I am often asked "What do you talk about and hear at those women's events?".  This question always makes me smile and reflect on all of the fantastic moments experienced over the years.  #LEXI14 was no exception...