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Catching up with Courtney Bianchi

Catching up with Courtney Bianchi

Courtney Bianchi is the boss lady behind Whiskey & Pearls, a connecting community encouraging women to follow their own arrow, and work in community with one another, not in competition. (We love that btw. Amen to sisterhood!) 

Interview: Sydney Sherman and Fair Trade

Interview: Sydney Sherman and Fair Trade

Sydney Sherman is the activist, leader, CEO, and co-founder of Austin startup, Faire. The online shop is committed to providing a marketplace for ethically-sourced and Fair Trade goods from artisans and brands all over the world. Later this week, Faire will be hosting an Earth Day party in collaboration with ESPEROS SOHO at our flagship location. We had the opportunity to chat with the 26-year-old entrepreneur who is on her way to making the world a better place. 

Why are fair trade and ethically produced goods so important to...


Interview: Jessica Rey and Rey Swimwear

Interview: Jessica Rey and Rey Swimwear

Power ranger, accountant, entrepreneur, swimsuit designer, mother. Jessica Rey wears many hats. In her free time, the actress would spend countless hours bikini-clad by the pool between auditions and jobs. After deciding to ditch the bikini life, she founded her own brand of bikini alternatives: Rey Swimwear. Her journey of ‘mompreneur’ has spanned eight years as she has proven her status as a badass woman. Read our talk with her to learn more about the woman who does it all.

 

You believe that anything is possible, and you seem to have no...


Interview: Organizing with Layne Brookshire

Interview: Organizing with Layne Brookshire

Layne+Brookshire+Home+Organizer+with+MsSpring is here. It’s time for tidying up and letting go, both literally and figuratively. Earlier this month, we chatted with expert organizer Layne Brookshire owner of Ms. Placed Professional Organizing, about her relationships, how she organizes, and the effect it has on herself and the women around her. Ms. Placed has helped transform the lives and homes of Austinites for the last seven years. This year, she’s focused on expanding her business to include a team of organizers in Austin and launching her second location in Santa Fe,...


Interview: Lifting Women Up with Leslie Lozano

Interview: Lifting Women Up with Leslie Lozano

A few years ago, Leslie Lozano helped cofound Austin’s #bossbabesatx with her best friends Jane Claire Hervey and Ashlee Jordan Pryor. They saw that there was many professional women in the city, and created the organization as a safe space to meet like-minded women. For their first scheduled meeting, they expected about ten women to attend. Instead, they received 900 RSVPs to the event. Boss Babes answered a need for the women in Austin: a need for community, inclusion, and resources. Since then, she...