Author page: Karen Li

Aurora James: Fashion, Feminism, & 15 Percent Pledge

Overseeing the annual sample sale at her Greenpoint, Brooklyn, boutique, Aurora James is in her element. The minimalist space has been transformed into a kind of ad hoc exhibition of the back catalog of Brother Vellies, James’s accessories label, with glitter-flecked boots and glossy pink sandals spread out on concrete floors as a staff composed mostly of animated Gen-Z’ers unboxes more…

Jessica Alba Speaks On Her Mentors

What do Jessica Alba, Rachel Roy, and Lauren Bush all have in common? Well, besides great hair, they all understand the importance of having a professional mentor. In LinkedIn’s latest content series, “The Mentor Who Shaped Me,” each of the business execs look back on how the mentorship influenced their career and business experiences. “Mentorship is valuable because there’s always an opportunity to…

5 Life Lessons From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

By Alp Mimaroglu You may know her as a multi-millionaire investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, but New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran didn’t become one of the highest-paid female investors in the world overnight. Like many other entrepreneurs, she climbed her way to the top from nothing.  Barbara Corcoran grew up poor. Despite her external circumstances, however, she maintained a strong imagination and showed keen business acumen…

Easy Butter Chicken

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinaded the day before so you can get ahead on your prep. Ingredients 500g skinless boneless chicken thighs For the marinade 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder 200g natural yogurt For the curry 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 green chilli, deseeded and…

Tennis Icon Maria Sharapova Inks Partnership With Therabody

By Cheryl Robinson Investing in a company no longer consists of just providing capital. Many investors now seek opportunities where they can add value beyond the money. These new types of partnerships are rapidly emerging throughout Silicon Valley. A recent example of this business model comes as Therabody, a leading global tech wellness company formerly known as Theragun, announces a…

3 Ways to Make Businesses More Welcoming to Women

Women are undeniably good for business. Numbers consistently show that gender-diverse companies are more likely to experience above-average profitability. Also, from my experience I have observed that women add an important complementary perspective to the business issue at hand, which often results in a wider range of solutions. Thus, it is rational for workplaces to create supportive environments for women…