Elevating Philadelphia's Startup Community with Kiera Smalls

Philadelphia is on the rise. We've become national sports champions, our tech and startup worlds are exploding, our restaurant scene is bomb dot com, and we've built some really amazing communities.

One such community member is Kiera Smalls, known for being the co-founder of fitness + wellness community, City Fit Girls, and the former marketing + partnerships whiz over at Indego, Philadelphia's bike share program.

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The Importance of Inclusivity In Business

There are many ways that you can make your company culture more diverse and inclusive. Luckily, many of these tips and tricks are extremely easy and relatively painless. The important factor is that you allow this type of inclusivity to trickle from the top down. Be the change you want to see in your company!

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3 Phrases Every Femme Freelancer Should Practice

There's a slew of upsides and benefits to being a freelancer: flexible hours, increased earning potential, diversity of work and projects. But (real talk) there are also some serious downsides: increased liability, inconsistent cash flow, limited resources, and not to mention, standing your ground against pushy, flaky, or demanding clients. As a woman who freelances, I’ve experienced discrimination, degradation, and disrespect from clients, and I’ve learned a few phrases to help me clap back when my boundaries are crossed.

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