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Shanthi Blanchard

About Shanthi Blanchard

Shanthi is a writer and consultant based in New York City. As a digital and brand strategist, Shanthi works for women entrepreneurs and rural businesses on a mission to improve the world. She is also a passionate political writer, sports enthusiast, and runner. Follow her in twitter and Instagram @Oms4Shanthi. Pitch Shanthi: shanthi@heragenda.com

Tory Burch Foundation Releases Their New “Battle Of The Sexes” T-Shirt

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Is Your Business Booming? These Are The Three Tools You Need

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand At Ozy Fest: ‘We Are So Poised To Fight Harder Than We Ever Have Before’

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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One Quarter Of Americans Believe We’ll Be Able To Time Travel Before We Have More Female CEOs

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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Here’s What You Need To Know About The Backlash Against ‘A Day Without A Woman’

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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The Academy Has Taken Steps To Ensure More Diversity But Is It Enough?

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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The First Black Female Astronaut Wants You To Succeed In STEM

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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What You Need To Know About Marine Le Pen, The Far Right (and Potential) Future Leader of France

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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These Olympic Gymnasts Are Taking On The Man Who Assaulted Them

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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This Former Uber Engineer’s Blog Post About Sexual Harassment Is The Most Important Thing You’ll Read Today

Finding your purpose in life can seem elusive. A complicated maze, rather than the ah-ha moment of clarity that articles across the internet suggest. In chatting with Dr. Janine Jacques, it’s clear that “finding your purpose” is less about discovering … Read More

At the time of this interview, Monday, August 17, Tracy Oliver, writer of Girls Trip had just received some great news. “We just grossed over $100 million worldwide as of this weekend — and that’s huge,” said the 32 year-old, … Read More

Sure, Ashley Longshore is a successful painter, creator, and entrepreneur but she is also a vivacious, strong, passionate force in the world. A self-proclaimed ‘urban hippie,’ Ashley enjoys being one with nature as much as she enjoys shopping on Madison Avenue … Read More

As president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins has produced more than three decades worth of award-winning films. She possesses the Holy Grail of telling other people’s stories but this summer, with a new collection of essays, You Don’t Look Your … Read More

Courtney Kemp is having a moment. Not only is Kemp the showrunner (she’s the executive producer and creator) of Starz’s critically acclaimed television series Power, she just inked a multi-year deal with the network and will work on several other … Read More

At a time when finger waves, long extensions and relaxers were popular hairstyles among women of color, Taliah Waajid moved from New York City to Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 and opened a natural hair salon, building her reputation for healthy, … Read More

There are those power women who sail cleanly through life. The ones who handle adversity with a smile, whose charming Instagram life takes over our feed during coffee breaks, and whose inbox is zero. Then there’s the rest of us. … Read More

Looking at Trina DasGupta’s resume you would think she has already done it all. Her career has spanned the television, non-profit, political, and mobile industries. In television, she has worked across the Viacom brands, including MTV Networks, as well as … Read More

Passionate with an ear for top musical talent,  Nicole George-Middleton is the woman behind the music who is also fluent in legalese.  As the Senior Vice President of ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers she is instrumental in … Read More

With Yvonne Orji, what you see is what you get, especially when it comes to her comedy. But it wasn’t always the case for the 33-year-old, comedienne and co-star of HBO’s hit TV show Insecure. The Nigerian native graduated from … Read More

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