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Ladies Who Launch

The Founder of Violet Grey on Hollywood Glamour and Old-Fashioned Tenacity

This beauty start-up is in-store, online, and dying to show readers what happens before the red carpet

Paperless Post’s Alexa Hirschfeld on Creating the Prettiest Invites on the Internet

Emily Weiss Explains Why People Are Freaking Out About Glossier

On the brand's new cleanser, devoted and engaged fans, and why not everything needs to be organic.

Career Advice From the Founders of SoulCycle, Juicy Couture, and More

Words of wisdom.

ClassPass's Payal Kadakia on Fitting Exercise Into Her Busy Startup Schedule

From the woman who changed the way you work out

Meet the Woman Who Knows Everything About Planning Your Wedding

Loverly gathers data from real brides to help you create the perfect day.

Meet the Founder of the Organic Cosmetics Line That Gives J.Crew Models Their Glow

After cosmetics made her sick, makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift founded RMS Beauty, based on her raw food background.

This Company Wants to Take the Chemicals Out of Your Tampons

Most women have no idea what they're putting in their body each month.

Meet the Women Behind the Funniest Lady Site You're Not Reading Yet

Reductress founders Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell on creating the Feminist Onion.

The Activists Behind #TruthBeauty Are Trying to Shake Up the Cosmetics Industry

They want you to know what's really in the products you use every day.

How PurseBlog United Half a Million Handbag Fanatics

PurseBlog's Megs Dusil on building her huge online community, her business partnership with her husband, and how to get the very best bags.

A Better Condom for Women, By a Woman (And Her Dad)

How Outdoor Voices Became the Fitness Brand for the Fashion Set

Doing things—that's the decidedly low-key rallying cry behind activewear brand Outdoor Voices. The motto is a much less competitive riff on Nike's famous "Just Do It" slogan, and that's by design.

The Founder of Plus-Size Shopping's Most Popular Boutique on Fashion and Inclusivity

Meet Aimee Cheshire, a former plus-size model, fashion blogger, and the woman behind Hey Gorgeous.

Miss Jessie's Miko Branch on Going Natural and Staying Independent

When hair stylist Miko Branch and her sister Titi began concocting treatments for naturally curly hair, they had no idea their kitchen experiments would be the beginning of a successful beauty line, let alone an entire movement.

Tinder Co-Founder Whitney Wolfe on Her New Women-First Dating App

As the one of the cofounders of Tinder, 25-year-old Whitney Wolfe helped build the wildly popular dating app from the ground up.

Juicy Couture's Founders on Launching That Terry Tracksuit and Staging a Comeback

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor are in the midst of their next fashion act.

The Secret to SoulCycle's Success? Maintaining the Luxury

The fitness industry looked quite different before Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, the founders of insanely popular indoor cycling studio SoulCycle, hit the scene.

PR Legend Alison Brod on Difficult Clients and the Industry's Changing Landscape

Alison Brod was just 25 years old when a stranger in an elevator convinced her to start a PR company. Twenty years later, she still runs her own successful public relations agency in the heart of New York City.

Slutever's Karley Sciortino on Writing About Sex for Anna Wintour

Writing about yourself on the internet can be a daunting task—but writing detailed accounts of your sex life? That's on a whole other level.

Ivanka Trump on Working With Family and Breaking Into Fashion

21 Career Tips From Fashion Power Ladies

The entrepreneurs featured in Ladies Who Launch may come from all different backgrounds and career paths, but they're also able to deliver tangible advice to hopefuls and vets alike.

Kim France on Getting Fired From Lucky and Starting Over

Reformation Founder Yael Aflalo on Sustainable Fashion and Starting Over