December 31 2016

12 Months of Inspiration – A Look Back at 2016

2016 – What a year!  The year everyone loves to hate.  We like focusing on the positive though, and looking back, we definitely found some – specifically, the fabulous inspiration we received from the amazing women we featured throughout the year.  Here’s our monthly roundup of some of our very favorite words of wisdom which we plan to carry with us into 2017.  Click on the pics to read more of our interviews with these phenomenal leaders:

January – “Always show up.” – Tanya Zuckerbrot – Founder and CEO, F-Factor

Tanya Zuckerbrot

February – “Work hard and believe in yourself.” – Jordana Schrager – Founder SKICKS and by Jordana

Jordana Schrader

March – “First just take a deep breath.” _ Ellie Burrows – Founder and CEO, MNDFL


April – “Be persistent.” – Norah O’Donnell – co-anchor, CBS This Morning

Co-host of CBS This Morning on set on June 18, 2014 for the CBS Television Network. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

May – “Anyone who has a positive outlook on life and who wants to help make the world a better place can be a leader.” – Madison BeerPop Star

image courtesy of M. Beer

June – “We are all fit to lead.” – Ashley Drummonds – Founder and CEO, ABS Protein Pancakes

Ashley Drummonds

July – “Mortality is a great way of reminding yourself that failure is so, so unimportant.” – Kelsey Miller – Author, Refinery 29 Senior Features Editor and Founder, The Anti Diet Project

photo credit Harry Tanielyan

August – “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir (shared by Ryan Devlin, actor and a founder of This Bar Saves Lives)


September – “Focus on building your ideal life.” – Shinjini Das – Founder and CEO, Das Media Group

October – “Just start!” – Tonia Steck – Founder, FO40

November – “Keep an open mind, and work as hard as you can, and you’ll truly be your happiest self.” – Sarah Guss and Sydney Lieberman – Founders, Our Synergy


December – Take a chance on yourself.” – Faith CostaModel and Artist

Wishing you a wonderful New Year and an inspired and inspiring 2017.  May all your dreams come true.


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5 thoughts on “12 Months of Inspiration – A Look Back at 2016

  1. I love the one for August! Dirt roads are amazing and you never know where you will end up. The road less traveled may be the harder way to go sometimes, but the results are well worth the journey.

  2. Lol, “the year everyone loves to hate”. That made me chuckle. Yes, it has been a rough year, but I am glad you guys are helping us focus on the positives!!

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