The Nashville Edit Volume 1, 2019

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very time I meet a fabulous new girl boss who lives in Nashville or watch someone I’ve known for years kick ass and change the course of our city, that’s a good day in my book. I’m interested in putting a spotlight on women in Nashville because I never had a female mentor during my 28-year career. Women just didn’t build up other women, and I often wondered if it was because the great job opportunities for women simply weren’t there. The good news is that, finally, I see an amazing trend taking shape: Women mentoring women. In fact, female mentors are actively seeking out mentees to take under their wing. Now that I have both female mentees and mentors, I’ve noticed certain themes that are hot topics. Let’s take a look.

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THE ART OF REINVENTION I’ve chosen to feature three women from different ages and stages of life. One sang in a pop band and toured the world entertaining millions of screaming fans, and now she tries to balance three beautiful children all under the age of eight. The second is a fashionista with 17 years of experience in the LA fashion industry who, once she’d moved back to her hometown of Nashville, took a chance establishing the first short-term rental business downtown (back when it was a ghost town). The third is considered the “grand dame of Nashville”—elegance fills a room whenever she enters. What you don’t know about her is that positive thinking is her strength.


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