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Julia Train

About Julia Train

Julia Train is an AmeriCorps Achievement Fellow at Higher Achievement, an educational non-profit in Washington, D.C. and an aspiring communications expert. After college, Julia became an English teacher in Thailand and while traveling and working throughout Southeast Asia, India, Australia, and New Zealand, she published and maintained a blog called Thai-Ed-Up Abroad. When she came back to D.C. in March 2015, she worked as an intern for the marketing department at Academic Travel, writing for their blog and re-vamping their website. Because she misses writing, she is now in the process of launching a new blog, called Train Tracks. With a passion for social-justice issues and love for writing, she is excited to be a part of the Her Agenda team.

25 Books About Women That Will Inspire You All Summer Long

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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Women Are On The Path To Dominating The Cannabis Industry

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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How Being A Professional Athlete Gave This Woman The Courage To Be An Entrepreneur

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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How Women Are Improving Our Periods With New Technology

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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Solange’s Letter Is For The Broken Girl Within

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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How To Ignore Outdated Advice And Crush The Job Hunt

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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How Fierce Women Are Challenging Sexism In Film

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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The United State Of Women Aims To Galvanize Women Locally To Continue Fight For Gender Equality

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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Language Of The Gender Gap: Why Job Descriptions Are Biased

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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Advice On How To Recognize And Overcome Your Depression

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

The years between 18 and 34 are some of the most influential in a woman’s life – no longer a child and emerging into adulthood. The choices made during these years can impact a woman’s life forever. Helping guide and … Read More

Midwin Charles. The attorney. The media personality. The powerhouse. Upon graduating from the American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Charles got her legal start working as a law clerk for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit … Read More

This year marks the 45th anniversary since the passing of Title IX. Before this, women didn’t have the same opportunities as men in the areas of education, employment – and most famously –  athletics. Growing up in a rural area … Read More

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

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