Meet your role models and learn from their stories
By Natalia Yurevich
Several years ago, Maria Smirnova was one of the senior ﬁnancial specialists at General Electric and could hardly imagine that she would become the founder and director of three international Montessori schools near Paris. In the interview for Madame Success, Maria told us about the process of starting a school from idea to launch, shared insights about how to help every child ﬁnd success in maths, and what it takes to do what you love.
By Olga FROMENTIN
Chiara Condi is founder and president of Led by HER association, created in 2014 in Paris. The purpose of this organization is to help women who have suffered from violence rebuild their lives through entrepreneurship. Led by HER is currently a unique program in this area in France.
Chiara is a young, dynamic Italian, who grew up in an Italian-American family. This alumnus of Harvard, Sciences Po, and LSE is an everyday changemaker in the field of female business and entrepreneurship. Chiara tells us why helping vulnerable women is an important mission in her life, how she started, and why it is important to better understand yourself and use your strengths and talents to move forward.
By Olga FROMENTIN
Arcy Benincosa is one of those people who believe all things are possible.
She started her career in a job that was making her feel miserable every single day for 10 years until she took the ultimate decision to stop being unhappy. She decided to stop “living plan B” and quit her stable full-time job to follow her dream to become a high-profile wedding photographer.
A year later, D’Arcy’s side-hustle project skyrocketed into an over 6-figure business!
Today she is living the dream life she has always wanted to have: traveling the world, taking photos and helping new entrepreneurs succeed with their business.
D’Arcy was in her beautiful apartment in New York when we chatted on Skype about her transformation, about running multiple successful businesses, the Art of Decision Taking, the Women’s March in Washington, her views on women’s success.
By Natalia YUREVICH
aida Mouradova is an owner of a fashion wholesale distribution company White Crow inc; they sell designer accessories and jewelry to flash sale sites and e-commerce sites. She is also a creative director and an editor of Twenty Five Hundred, an online platform for like-minded people. Besides, Saida designs unique headpieces. In her free time, she is participating in the art project “747 Big Imagination Foundation.”
We are meeting with Saida for an interview in a sunny Marina Del Rey area of Los Angeles to talk about female success, her secrets of productivity, sustainable fashion, spirituality, and how to discover your inner Goddess.
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