HBIC in Action: Christina Bryant

HBIC in Action: Christina Bryant

Christina Bryant has an elevated bohemian esthetic. After living and working abroad, she came back to the United States to study business at Stanford, and was frustrated that she couldn’t make her home look and feel the way she wanted it to. She started St. Frank initially as a framed textiles business - something that didn’t really exist in the market at all, and a concept that was difficult to prove worthy to investors. But today, her business is rapidly growing and offers a unique home decor option by sourcing and selling beautiful textiles created by artisans from all around the world. In her spare time, Christina is trying to learn how to surf off the California coast near her home in San Francisco.

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HBIC in Action: Danielle D. Dupree

HBIC in Action: Danielle D. Dupree

Danielle D Dupree is one serious HBIC. By day she’s a Criminal Investigators for the State of Colorado. By night, she’s building an empire all around the Introvert Mind, helping to empower women who identify as introverts to slay in their own way. She’s the author of Slay the Introvert Way, speaker, coach, and all-round general badass. We connected over the phone to chat about her trials and successes to date.

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HBIC in Action: Cambrey Little

HBIC in Action: Cambrey Little

Cambrey is a seasoned healthcare professional with over a decade of industry expertise. She received her MBA in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Tennessee. She’s been working at HealthStream since 2009 and has worked her way through the ranks to her current role as Director of Sales, Patient Experience. Cambrey’s story shows how passion and purpose can come together to inspire personal leadership. 

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HBIC in Action: Kate Lind

HBIC in Action: Kate Lind

"Our next pin is our biggest pin yet, I’m so excited. A while back, I was at a conference for women called Create & Cultivate. You should look it up, but it was basically a gathering of women going after their dreams. There were a ton of people there that were business owners, women just like me. When I was at the conference, one of the things I was surprised by, was how reserved some people were, keeping to themselves or shy with an introduction. But as a business owner, you have to be out there and have very little shame.

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The Spark of Interestingness

The Spark of Interestingness

Stephanie and I have now interviewed a whole smorgasbord of women as potential profilees for our HBICs in Action series. We found these women by putting out a call asking for…Women who lead from where they are by knowing who they are. 

One thing that’s clear is our women find what they do incredibly interesting. That might feel obvious, but in the real world, it’s not actually that common. How many of the people you know out there are intellectually stimulated by what they do? How many of them are on fire for their day at work?

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HBIC in Action: Natalie Hogan

HBIC in Action: Natalie Hogan

And it’s not about following a standard business case route to success or applied solutions. Honestly, problems that are already solved are not that interesting. All of the unknown stuff can be pretty scary. I get excited about my work because I’m looking at new problems, I’m on the edge of thinking and helping people make their vision into a reality. Creative problem solving and design thinking is not just an output, it’s a process. So those are also things that are really important to me.

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HBIC in Action: Claire Van Holland

HBIC in Action: Claire Van Holland

"Not everybody has the inborn gumption to get out there and the confidence to lead. That was never a problem for me...I have two businesses, one with my husband, Aaron, that we’ve had for 6 years now, M.F.E.O.. The second one I started on my own, about a year and a half ago, which is CV Ledger.

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HBIC in Action: Jude Gerace

HBIC in Action: Jude Gerace

"If I could tell my 26-year-old self something, it would be to HAVE MORE FUN! I’d tell her to go home after working 12 hour days instead of putting in 16 hours. It’s probably because now I’m 34, and I’ve come out the other side of it, and I see how important it is to enjoy the process, and not just the end goal."

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HBIC in Action: Leticia Gasca Serrano

HBIC in Action: Leticia Gasca Serrano

"Right now, I’m focused on the value of being vulnerable and transparent, but years ago, I would have given a different answer. The power of vulnerability is amazing and we need to put it on the table in the business world. It’s so important to be honest in order to help other people realize it’s okay to fail and share what they have learned.

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