La Femme Collective is a community created to support and celebrate the career development of women. We are a global online platform that aims to be an open, easily accessible space for story sharing and free flowing discussion. Our goal is to grant access to the real lives, mistakes, and lessons of #entrefemmeurs who are forging new paths, inspiring others to follow. We are here to be the voice that encourages women of all ages - we can't break the glass ceiling if we're not standing tall.

Launched in March 2016, we are curated by founder Nora Henick, the team at La Femme Collective, and our community, so please feel free to share your story or ask a question!

And there is no greater indicator of an innovative culture than the empowerment of women. Fully integrating and empowering women economically and politically is the most important step that a country or company can take to strengthen its competitiveness.
— Alec Ross

Image by Catherine Powell

Image by Catherine Powell

NORA HENICK, FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Los Angeles, California

If I were a glass of wine I'd be... The driest and most full-bodied glass of red you could find.

My favorite book is... The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I had to buy another copy after staining the first one with my tears.
I never leave home without... Some form of paper and a pen - you never know what you'll be too paranoid to write in your phone but won't remember if it's only in your head. And Chapstick. I always try to remember Chapstick.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: Being an #entrefemmeur means being willing to push past your boundaries and try. Oftentimes people think that you’re only pushing yourself when others can see the results. I disagree completely. Sometimes pushing past your boundaries means getting out of bed on a day when you feel like you can’t. Those that always push and try, even for the smallest battles, those are my #entrefemmeurs.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @norahenick Twitter: @norahenick

Welcome from Nora


GEMMA STYLES, CONTENT EDITOR

London, England

If I got to choose a superpower it'd be: Teleportation. Spare five minutes? Pop to Fiji!
My favourite song of all time is: Hotel California by The Eagles.
I am afraid of: Spiders. Animated monkeys. And driving.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: I think, for me, the idea of being an #entrefemmeur is mainly about opportunity? I don't think every woman needs to be a CEO and I don't think there's one kind of success we should all be aiming for. But I do think that every person should be able to choose their own goals - and being a woman shouldn't hinder anyone in their pursuit.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @gemmastyles Twitter: @gemmaannestyles  Facebook: Gemma Styles Online: gemmastyles.com

Welcome from Gemma


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MARISSA CUNDIFF, SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING MANAGER

Louisville, Kentucky

If I were an animal I'd be: An elephant! They travel with their families and never forget them so I think that's quite special.
The thing I love most about my job: The connections I get to make with so many rad people! It's creative and always changing, plus it's my passion so it never feels like a job.
Favorite social media platform: Instagram! Pinterest is a close second.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: Always making yourself proud, breaking boundaries and doing what you love.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @marismac Twitter: @marissacundiff Pinterest: @marismac

Welcome from Marissa


TAYLOR ST. CLAIRE, DIGITAL AND CREATIVE CONTENT MANAGER

San Francisco, California

My most used iphone apps are: Instagram, Postmates, Snapchat.
My online shopping addiction: AllSaints, Free People & Amazon.
My favorite movie: I could watch Uptown Girls and Love Actually on repeat.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: Constantly pushing creative boundaries and having a never ending drive to improve.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @tayst Twitter: @taystdesign Pinterest: @taylorstclaire Online: taystdesign.com

Welcome from Taylor


Image by Kayla Feeney
Image by Kayla Feeney

JENNA ROSENBERG, CONTENT EDITOR

New York, New York

Favorite Instagram Account: @thedogist
If you were a food dish you'd be: Burrata with heirloom tomatoes, sea salt, and olive oil.
If you could have a dinner party with 3 people, dead or alive, who would they be?: Ina Garten, Louis C.K., and Gordon Ramsay.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: Trusting yourself to take you where you want to be.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @jennarosenberg

Welcome from Jenna


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CLAIRE JANSEN, WEBSITE ANALYSIS AND SEO

Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California

My favorite possession is: A journal - I write down one thing I’ve learned, read, or enjoyed every day. Did you know “unputdownable” is a word?
I should have lived in: The 20’s for the clothes, the 40’s for the movies, the 60s for the music, and the 80’s for the glitter and all around disastrous fashion choices I could have made.
Side of fries or a salad: Fries. Always fries.

What being an #entrefemmeur means to me: Taking chances. Not being afraid to ask for help, and not being afraid of helping others. Saying “Yes” to opportunities without fear of failure.

Where you can find me: Instagram: @cmjan Twitter: @cmjmv

Welcome from Claire

 


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