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Navigating life's uncharted waters takes a strong captain. Follow these inspirational and motivational stories and witness how women from all over the world overcame obstacles in their journeys toward female empowerment.  

At age 27, Brooklyn-based freelance reporter Bethany Biron already has by-lines in big-name media outlets like The Washington Post and USA Today. But it was her very personal story about the price women pay to maintain a “certain look and aesthetic” that made She-Compass want to connect with Biron through the power of conversation. Watch the podcast to see what advice she has for women navigating the intersection of luxury brands and affordability.

One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. For us at SheCompass, this time it hit close to home. Meet college buddy Pam Ortega, who in November 2017 received the diagnosis no woman wants to hear: She had breast cancer.  

"I am more than my PCOS diagnosis," says our staff writer Mikayla Tetreault. Read on to find out how she discovered she was one of 10 million women who suffer from PCOS, and how she became one of the many who triumphed despite her diagnosis.

When a doctor-administered near-fatal overdose almost costs you your life, it's time to make some changes.

We have a million excuses for not taking a vacation— here are 4 key reasons why we should.

What happens when we stop competing with other women and instead learn to see them as our biggest allies? Here’s what sisterhood did for one young woman.

Are you doing your part? Here's how to be sure.

Today’s technology gives us the power to connect with just about anyone. So why are we feeling increasingly like we have no one to talk to?

With most modern marriages likely not to become one of the "half-of-all-marriages-end-in-divorce" statistics, why worry about divorce? Don't--be smart instead and have a mediation plan in place.

Learning to code is the gateway to leadership in the field of computer technology, and it's easier than you think.

Summer is just around the corner--here are some quick tips for making your summer reading list sizzling hot!

Doria Ragland is the Queen of Royalty

Doria Ragland may be the mother of the Duchess of Sussex, but she’s first and foremost a mother who deeply loves her child. Read on to see how this former mental health professional showed the world her definition of royalty.

She was only 11 years old when Princess Diana was married and as far as she knew opportunities for Black women to marry into the British royal family didn't exist. What does Megan Markle's marriage represent for this woman today? Read her heartfelt story to find out.

Did The Black Panther live up to the hype? Let's ask a resident of the real "Wakanda."

Already feeling overwhelmed by your New Year's Resolutions? Maybe it's time to revamp that list...

It takes temerity and determination to leave an abuser. But as more women come forward other women gain strength. This is one woman’s story of how she overcame the horror of domestic violence and found the will to go on.

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