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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

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

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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The First Black Female Astronaut Wants You To Succeed In STEM

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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These Olympic Gymnasts Are Taking On The Man Who Assaulted Them

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … 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

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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Did You Know There Are Two Women’s Strikes? Here’s What You Need To Know

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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Yale Renames Residential College After Renowned Female Mathematician

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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Grammys 2017: From Girl Power To Womanhood To Resistance, Six Moments From Last Night That Inspired Us

Cameka Smith knows a thing or two about what it means to be uncomfortable. It was in 2009, Smith’s job in higher education was downsizing and as a result she was let go. But looking at everything in hindsight, Smith … Read More

Tanzina Vega is a trailblazer. After undergrad, she decided to leave her normal life behind and take on Spain with little to her name. While working abroad, she launched her own business teaching English as second language. She expanded her … Read More

Bevy Smith is a fashion Queen, influencer and self made woman. Starting out as receptionist at an advertising agency in the 1980′s she evolved and became a marketing executive at Rolling Stone, before leaving to pursue her own endeavors full time. Bevy’s … Read More

Before Lea Goldman began 2017 as the Editor In Chief at Lifetime and FYI, she spent over two decades in media. After working as a reporter for 10 years and then as a Senior Editor for – at the time … Read More

For a magna cum laude International Relations graduate of George Washington University, establishing a career in politics would be the next, predictable step after turning the tassel. Luckily for her growing client list, nothing Nicole Corbett does is predictable. Nicole has been … Read More

Tonya Rapley is a nationally recognized millennial money expert and creator of the award winning site My Fab Finance. Working as a career “change-agent” since 2010, Tonya uses her own story and experiences to empower millennials, women, and girls of all ages … Read More

With over six years of experience in media, Christina S. Brown is one of the most influential bloggers of today. You may recognize her from her recent appearance in a nationwide campaign with Dove. She’s the editor-in-chic of not just … Read More

Laughter doesn’t sound like your typical career tip, but keeping a sense of humor is one key piece of advice Maria Cristina “MC” Gonzalez Noguera shared in her recent conversation with us. Gonzalez is a master communicator who is thoughtful … Read More

Wendy Diamond is the founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; a holiday celebrated in 144 countries around the world recognizing women entrepreneurs everywhere for their strength and diligence. The entrepreneur-maven is also an author, pet lifestyle expert, television personality, and humanitarian. Wendy has … Read More

“What do you mean you’re making metal clothes? I don’t understand.” That was the response celebrity fashion designer Laurel DeWitt recalls receiving when she first told people her fashion line was only going to be made out of metal. At … Read More

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