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Downward Dog + Baby: Meet Sarah Vandekerckhove, NYC's Prenatal Yoga Teacher

When you meet Sarah you are struck by her composure, a sense of being super present while chatting with her and her smile. Sarah left the corporate world to focus on building her yoga practice and assemble a community for mother's to be like she had while pregnant with her now toddler son! You can find Sarah teaching classes, leading retreats and helping others achieve balance in their lives. 

How to Make Your Biz Standout: Meet Nicole Hernandez, Founder of Pink Graffiti

Nicole "Cole" is vivacious and a doer.  When she puts her mind to something that something is done but with flair. Formerly a Corporate PR/Marketing dynamo her entrepreneurial spirit kept creeping through that it ultimately led to her newest company Pink Graffiti. A PR firm focused on the small biz that is going to change the world and go even further with a little help from Cole. 

Healthy Hedonism : Meet Phoebe Lapine, Author of The Wellness Project

Phoebe is a health nut, but not on purpose. Through a series of unfortunate health diagnoses she uncovered what was actually making her body malfunction and how to live a life where food was still a big part of it without upsetting the balance of her body. Chef and founder of the blog Feed Me PhoebePhoebe embarks on a health project in her newest book called The Wellness Project. This book will make you think twice about everyone you put on your body and in it. 

From Frizzy To Glam in 15 Minutes: Meet Erika Wasser, Founder of Glam&Go

Post gym you are typically still sweating even after showering. So when it comes to blowing out your hair it's pretty much decided that it'll be an air dry day. Thankfully Glam&Go has come on the scene and nestled itself in chic gyms like Exhale and Equinox and offers a 15 min express blowout and a 30 minute blow out where they will wash your hair for you. Now with their unlimited membership option you can get glam every day! Read on for how Erika Wasser created a business for the lady on the go. 

Event Venues On Demand: Meet Bashed Founder, Peyton Ladt

Have you ever struggled to plan a party/dinner bigger than 10 people? What restaurant will fit a group this size? How many event request forms do I have to complete before I talk to a human? The struggle is real when planning events in NYC but fortunately for us Peyton Ladt created a platform called Bashed that will change your life and the ease in which you book an event. So go crazy and invite that 11th person to dinner because now booking a reservation for larger groups will be easy in NYC. 

Ready, Set, Create: Meet Sarah Duff, Founder of S. Duff Media and Atlanta Ambassador

Making the leap into the freelance world is daunting, we all know that! Yet Sarah Duff, founder of S. Duff Media has made the transition look easy. Only 5 months into her new life she's crushing it with dreamy clients and a new outlook on life. She also recently joined the Atlanta Six Degrees Society team as an ambassador. Read her story below, and introduce yourself at our next Atlanta event!

The Finishing Touches To A Women's Outfit: Meet Neely and Chloe Burch, Founders of Neely & Chloe

A few months ago I stumbled into a pop-up shop in midtown and was drawn to a handbag, I turn around and the two designers, Neely + Chloe are standing right behind me. They point out their shoes they designed as well. The collection is clean, fun and just the right price point to not blow your budget. Born into a family synonymous for fashion (Tory Burch's neices) these ladies are making a name for themselves from a. pop-up store nestled on Bleecker Street to a chic showroom in the heart of Tribeca. Learn more about how they both left the corporate route in pursuit of something more, and stay tuned for pictures from our event with Neely + Chloe and Crowns by Christy on May 15th. 

Entrepreneurial Spirit Is Inherited: Meet Elizabeth Frank, The Ultimate Mombassador

It's with a great honor that I get to feature the most inspirational lady in my life. Meet my Mom, Elizabeth Frank. If it wasn't for my mom's entrepreneurial spirit and ambition throughout my childhood I never would have made the transition into entrepreneurship. Her fearlessness always inspired me and it's been a great pleasure to share the journey and evolution with her as we grow Six Degrees Society! She's a regular at our NYC events and is the best "Mombassador" a girl can ask for. On this Mother's Day I invite you to read her incredible story from West Coast living to moving to NYC and starting her own business. 

Changing The Way Wellness Content Is Curated: Meet Lindsey Martin, Founder of Bloom

Lindsay Martin is the founder of bloom and she has a gift. She has a gift of curating evergreen wellness content into a fun and manageable way that is easy to digest and relate to. Before starting bloom Lindsay was busy building the empire that is Kayla Itsines before setting out to build her own wellness kingdom. 

Taking Flower Power To The Next Level: Meet Christy Doramus, Founder of Crowns By Christy

Flower crowns have made a resurgence from wedding accessories to the perfect touch at Coachella. Meet Christy Doramus who mastered the craft at the perfect time creating beautiful creations for her clients and the chicest brands. Find out how a beauty publicist leveraged Instagram to create the most visually beautiful company called Crowns by Christy

You Do What?: Meet Blake Fletcher, Founder of Half Hour Intern

Two months ago I was 35,000 feet in the air and started listening to Virgin America's featured podcast. It was called Half Hour Intern and I was intrigued by the topic and the conversational tone of the podcast host Blake Fletcher. Half way through my second episode I subscribed to wi-fi and punched out an email to Blake Fletcher, telling him my story and pitching him on why I should be a guest on his show. By the time my flight landed he had emailed back and Blake and I had a great conversation pre-recording our show (which you can find here). Now it's my turn to interview Blake and have him tell his incredible story on how he went from medical device rep to podcasting professionally. 

Career Change With A Twist: Meet Jill Ozovek, Founder of Career Change Kitchen

Jill Ozovek is someone you want in your life. She's that friend that will push you a little harder than others and encourage you to think of your current situation from a different angle. She's actually so good at doing these things that she's become a certified Career Change expert helping people look at their careers with a brand new lens and perspective. In addition to offering one on one services, Jill has a new course called the Career Change Kitchen that approaches the change holistically. 

Zin Zin Zin: Meet Matt Railla, Founder of Wine Guerrilla Winery

Have you ever tried a wine and thought that this is now officially your go to wine? That's what happened when I was introduced to Zinfandel. After falling madly in love with the Malbec, I was utterly shocked and impressed by the California wines I tried and Zinfandel was like Malbec's sophisticated, yet fun, cousin. This past summer when wine tasting in a teeny little town called Forestville, I stumbled into the dog-friendly tasting room for Wine Guerrilla. Immediately I was drawn to how laid back the place was and how creative the artwork was on the bottles (all different for the various labels). Naturally, I struck up a conversation with Matt from Wine Guerrilla to tell us a bit more why his family started the winery and what makes Zin so darn special. 

Dinner Is Served : Meet Alexandra Shytsman, Founder of The New Baguette

Does grocery shopping and cooking overwhelm you? Enter Alexandra Shytsman, Founder of the food blog The New Baguette a food blog that doesn't overwhelm but rather inspire an "I can do that" attitude. Plus Alexandra's relatable tone makes you feel like you're cooking with a friend rather than at a French culinary school with a text heavy, multi step textbook. Alexandra's goal is to make cooking fun and approachable for the busy person. Read more about what inspired her to make The New Baguette her full time job and what's next for Alexandra. 

Extra Credit : Meet Emily DeBarbieri, Six Degrees Society's Intern

We all remember our first internship and for us, we remember our first intern. Emily was our first intern at Six Degrees Society over the summer of 2016 and we've never been more excited to have an intern on our team nor have we been more appreciative. Emily was vital in creating events, bios, social media strategy and more. Read on for her take on networking at the college level. 

Nailed It: Meet Ruth Kallens, Founder of Van Court Nail Studio

Have you ever walked out of a nail salon feeling berated, dirty and pretty sure that you're going to develop respiratory problems later in life? Enter Ruth Kallens, the Founder of the NYC based Van Court Nail Studio. Nestled in NY's Financial District the salon exudes zen and good smells all around. Ruth's vision of creating a nail salon that you energy is magnetic. Meeting her I was instantly inspired by her vision to create a salon that was ethical, sanitary and treated the workers as well as they treated you. Coming up on nearly 1 year of business Ruth has accomplished a lot with plans on expansion and the development of her own product line. Read her story below. 

Wanderlust Captured In a Bottle: Meet Aggie Burnett, Founder of Nomaterra

Have you ever had a moment where you smelled something that reminded you of a place and time? Nomaterra has captured that moment in a (beautiful) bottle. The fragrances created by husband and wife team Aggie & Ben Burnett transport you to New Orleans, Cape Cod, East Hampton and beyond. Learn more about Aggie's story from a beauty editor to in a lab developing a scent. 

Sweet Home NYC: Meet Cate Roepke, Six Degrees Society's NYC Ambassador

I don't know where I'd be this year if I hadn't met Cate. Cate reached out to work with me at Six Degrees Society early in 2016. She offered an extra hand in moments where I thought I would drown. As we've grown and produced more events the need for a team has become more apparent and it's people like Cate that round out what we do. 

Cate is remarkable in so many ways. From Alabama originally she moved to Madrid to teach English after college and after that on to NYC. She's whip smart, sassy as can be and super political. I feel lucky to have Cate as part of the Six Degrees Society team and look out for Cate running more of the events solo in 2017! 

The Nepalese Older Sister: Meet Nora Parry, The Founder of Didi and Dhai

Nora Parry, a NYC based entrepreneur she can always be seen wearing a beautiful gold pendant around her neck. Ask her about it and she'll tell you about her jewelry company Didi & Dhai. After a volunteer trip to Nepal she was inspired to create a line of jewelry that sends proceeds to a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter and counseling for young survivors of sexual assault. Read about her journey from a volunteer trip to a full-fledge business.