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Marina Draib – SBT

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There was quite the celebration in Brazil this past July 30. The country’s women’s soccer team edged host Colombia 1-0 in the finals of Copa America Femenina, the South American qualifier for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. As winners, Brazil also will compete in the inaugural 2023 Women’s Finalissima against […]

Matthew Palatnik – Bowlero Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The raucous fans and star-spangled pants of up-and-coming athlete Spencer Robarge may say it best: bowling is on a roll, and not just at the international tournaments hosted by the Professional Bowlers Association where Robarge is making his mark fresh out of high school.  As Matthew Palatnik explains, bowling centers nationwide have started offering upscale […]

Meredith Ritchie – Alliant Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1935, deciding they’d rather pool their money to start a cooperative instead of putting it in a traditional bank, seven United Airlines employees launched Alliant Credit Union. The motto—“Be Bold”—drew Meredith Ritchie to the company in August 2007.  For the past 15 years, she’s helped Alliant grow safely and give customers competitive rates. On […]

Maria Echenique – Hytech

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Underneath the arid, hot sands of the Salado River Valley in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina rests a geological formation that dates back to the late Jurassic, early Cretaceous period. Geologist Charles Edwin Weaves discovered it and published a paper on it in 1931. Trapped in the nearly 4,000-foot thick and 12,000-square-mile wide rock are […]

Michael Frisby – Lionsgate Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s music to his ears, literally speaking, when Michael Frisby tunes into “Heels.” He oversees the business aspect of the creation of original music, as well as the acquisition of rights to existing third-party music, for the soundtrack to the STARZ wrestling drama. With a second season soon to be underway and many other TV […]

Manuel Matadamas – FirstCash

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mexico’s economic growth notwithstanding, the World Bank still estimates that two-thirds of the country’s adults don’t have access to traditional credit services. Even fewer have made or received digital payments. The same holds true in much of Latin America and the numbers are even more discouraging for women. Thus, any entity which can ease the […]

Meg Cavanaugh – Commvault

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For anyone without a law degree, it can be hard to understand most of what’s written in product terms and conditions. Meg Cavanaugh has set out to change this, at least at Commvault, a publicly held data protection company. As associate general counsel, her goal is to write terms and conditions that are user-friendly and […]

Mary Chapin – National Student Clearinghouse

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the first in her family to graduate college and attend law school, Mary Chapin says education was life-changing for her. So, after earning her undergraduate and law degrees, she joined the education law boutique of O’Hara & O’Connell in 1992, representing school districts and colleges in state and federal courts for nearly three years, […]

Marc Treitler – Conservice

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Sustainability is everyone’s concern—or at least it should be. So emphasizes Marc Treitler who’s done much to make it so in California where a tenant can pay extra for letting water run. Five years ago, he helped draft legislation mandating water meters and submeters in all rental housing built after Jan. 1, 2018. According to […]

Maria-Gabriela Lopez Varela – Chanel

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s the role she had long been preparing for, even if it wasn’t always apparent to Maria-Gabriela Lopez Varela. “Some people at a young age know just what they want in life but that wasn’t me,” she says. Since December 2018, she’s been senior counsel in Latin America for the French-owned luxury fashion house, Chanel, […]

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