Real Gals is a series in collaboration with Heather Furlow of Galbraith the Blog. The series features profiles on women of all ages, with a special focus on older women—the things they're accomplishing and how they've made their mark on the world. Today, Heather talks to Caroline Thomas on New York City about aging, loss, and her acting school.Read More
Part eight of "Real Gals" stars Carolyn Liou. She's in her mid-30s and she's lived in New York for the past seven years (she's currently on the Upper East Side). This past summer, she left the corporate finance world to take on a role at a friend's startup, PXA Corp, a finance data company. There she's the director of business strategy and operations. (Carolyn's also an advisory board member for GlamourGals.) Here, she talks about growing up in Taiwan, what it truly means to be confident, and how to speak out against sexism at work.Read More
Meet Amanda Bassen. She's a criminal defense lawyer at Duane Morris LLP who lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Bart Clareman, and her 4-month-old daughter, Ava. (Amanda's also an advisory board member for GlamourGals.) Here, she talks maternity leave, finding a job that's the right fit, and what it's like being a new mom.Read More
For part six of Real Gals, meet New York City-based, 29-year-old Emily Collins. She's an interior designer at Kelly Rosen Design, she went to grad school for architecture, and she grew up in Oklahoma. (She's also an advisory board member for GlamourGals!) Emily talks about the first apartment she and her husband, JC, rented (it was 350 square feet!), what it was like when her destination wedding was nearly sidelined by a huge storm, and the skin-saving beauty product she's loving.
"I like to volunteer because my job doesn’t involve meeting members of my community. It feels grounding to meet people that I may just pass on the street and would never meet otherwise. Getting up in the morning or going after work to serve others gives me energy and makes me feel like a part of my community, and I’ve met new friends while volunteering."Read More
You may think you're certain about what you want to do with the rest of your life, and maybe you're right. But there could be something else that's equally or even more fulfilling. Keep an open mind. Give it some thought and make sure you take your next steps because you want to, not just because you've always thought it would be your natural path.Read More
For part two of Real Gals, meet 88-year-old Patricia Snook. She lives in Manhattan, loves the theater, and had two different careers throughout her life, as an English teacher and a social therapist. Here's a bit of Pat's story...Read More
Rosalie is quick to laugh and she's got a great sense of humor. She's a writer and a poet (her work has been in publications like Cosmopolitan and The New York Times). She's simply the best.