Monthly Archives: June 2018

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The woman you are about to meet has been an entrepreneur since the day she was born. I’m serious.  It’s just the way she’s wired.  You can thank her parents for that.At only 23, she launched Beauty Parlr and RLR Studio:  a unique business plan featuring beauty services and a state of the art photography business…all in one, hip, cool space.   Located in an old mill in Framingham, MA. news of Beauty Parlir and RLR Studio spread like wildfire and now, she has turned the page in her playbook to launch The Parlr.  The best way to describe it is as a total BEAUTY EXPERIENCE from the inside out.  11,000 square feet of gorgeousness.  What inspires this exceptional woman to do what she does and dream these big dreams?  Let’s find out.  Her name is Rachael Rubin and this is her story.  #storybehindhersuccess  #16LifeLessons @theparlr1 @rachaelrubin

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Meet Lisa Simmons: arts philanthropist, filmmaker and producer.  As the director of the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Color of Film Collaborative, she has spent the last 20 years shining a light on stories that must be told and often are not.  Every June, she screens films that celebrate people of color across the world and in doing so, Lisa supports filmmakers who are creating media that matters. The quality of her work has been acknowledged with many awards including the Image Award from Women in Film New England and the Leadership Award from the Urban League Guild of Eastern Massachusetts.  In this inspiring interview, we sat down to talk about where Lisa’s passion for telling stories comes from and discovered…it’s in her blood. @roxfilm  @roxburyfilm   #RoxFilm20  #16LifeLessons @CandyOterry   #storybehindhersuccess

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The Dimock Center sits high on a hill in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Founded in 1862 as a place of hope, health and healing, the mission of Boston’s second largest health center continues to this day.  In fact, the Dimock Center is considered a national model of excellence, providing comprehensive health and human services to more than 17,000 men, women and children every year.  In the spotlight, Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, the woman at the helm of The Dimock Center.   A physician with a medical degree from Brown University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins, this President & CEO is a powerful and charismatic leader who was just named #17 on Boston Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People list.  For her daughters, and for women everywhere, Myechia is living proof that obstacles can be leaped over and that with hard work and dedication, dreams really do come true. #thestorybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons

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Tenacity. That’s the attribute Sara Campbell says an entrepreneur must have in order to be successful.  In this episode, we interview Boston based women’s clothing designer Sara Campbell.  Born and raised in La Jolla, California, Sara came to Boston to attend graduate school at Lesley College and the Massachusetts College of Art.  A person of great faith and conviction, she was mentored by Sr. Mary Corita Kent whose artwork became an inspiration for her vibrant, colorful clothing line.  Incorporated in 1986 as Sara Campbell Designs, Sara grew her business to 23 stores through good times and bad.  She is proud to manufacture everything she makes in the USA and says designing clothes makes her heart sing.  “It’s what I love to do. I want to make my customer feel good about herself and her life.”  #storybehindhersuccess   #16lifelessons