LYD (Live Your Dreams) Stars: Exclusive Interviews with America’s Most Inspiring Women

“That Girl is Going Places:” Bronte Johnson On Chasing Her STEM Dreams

You know that feeling when you walk away from a conversation with someone awesome — and you think, “Wow, that girl is going places”? Meet Brontë Johnson, a high school student forging her STEM path in the incredible world of artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence is a vast, complicated and exciting area that includes countless

Jess Weiner Champions Confidence and Female Empowerment Through Social Entrepreneurship

At 12 years old, Jess Weiner struggled with self-esteem issues around things we all understand; like wanting to be liked and to feel beautiful. Now an author, speaker and social entrepreneur, she’s turned those personal struggles into a global initiative for girls’ and women empowerment. As the CEO of her own consulting firm Talk to

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Amy Chu

Amy Chu has been always been fascinated with technology. Get to know HARMAN’s Director of Project Management and get inspired by our #NewFaceofTech Challenge!  Why do you love working in tech? When did you realize this was your dream? I’ve always been fascinated with technology and understanding how things work.  It is such an exciting

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Rashmi Rao

Rashmi Rao has over 15 years of experience in tech. As Sr. Director, Advanced Engineering, CoC User Experience at HARMAN, she drives breakthrough technologies. Get to know Rashmi’s story and share your own with our #NewFaceofTech Challenge! Why do you love working in tech? I have always been interested in solving problems for things and

Meet a Real Woman in Tech: Brianna Leonard

This #WomensHistoryMonth, we are bringing you stories of inspiration from real women who are changing the face of tech! Brianna Leonard, VP, Program Management & Quality at HARMAN, always knew she loved science. Read her inspiring story and share how YOU are #NewFaceOfTech for a chance to win $3,000 for your tech dreams! When did

From Intern to Influencer: Ella Dawson on Giving Her Own TED Talk at 23

In the fall of 2014, Ella Dawson started as an intern at TED. In just two years, she’s taken over the role of Social Media Manager and she’s given her own TEDx talk. The 24-year-old is gaining fame as an outspoken advocate and social media maven. Want to flip that internship into influence? Here’s Ella’s

Desiree Williams Turned High School Self-Esteem Issues Into A National Beauty Title

Desiree Williams is not your average beauty queen. This year, the gorgeous doctor graced the national stage as a Top 10 finalist in the Miss USA pageant. But Desiree wasn’t always so confident, accomplished and self-assured. Like many of us, she struggled in high school with self-esteem; she was an acne-prone, introverted girl. But, after

Karissa Talanian On Becoming A Force In The Punk Scene

Girls rock! Karissa Talanian is someone who floors you with her casual swagger and creativity. She is the founder of Chicago-based Eye Vybe Records which primarily produces tapes of psychedelic, garage, and pop acts, and she thrashes drums for her own punk trio. Here’s how Karissa became a force in the punk scene. What age

Michelle Bogowith on Chasing The Weather — And Her Dreams

Rain, sleet or hail, meteorologist Michelle Bogowith helps people plan their every day. A recognizable face on Fox4 in Kansas City, Michelle was obsessed with weather as a young girl. While at the University of Missouri, she landed her first internship, which led her to her dream job. As a result, Michelle knows firsthand the

Lindsay Scholz Wants You To Be ‘That Working Girl’

As Long as I Believe in Myself, I’ll Be Able to Adapt to Any Situation Lindsay Scholz has dedicated her life to making your career dreams a reality. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of That Working Girl, a platform where young women can share their stories, learn from each other, and feel empowered to pursue
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