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Abigail Riggs & Adorable Dogs ROC Fashion Week

Isabella, an adorable Dachshund belonging to model Joanne, riding in style in our Earhart Tote

Isabella, the dashing Dachshund belonging to model Joanne, riding in style in our Earhart Tote

It’s that time of year again! In less than a week, Fashion Week of Rochester returns to celebrate local fashion, creativity and community during seven unique events spread over six days. Thousands will come downtown to see local boutiques, artisans, designers and models strut their stuff in support of The Center For Youth. Events range everywhere from an interactive fashion exchange to high-end runway shows, where attendees will see what the latest and greatest in the Rochester fashion scene are offering for the Fall/Winter and 2016 seasons.  (more…)

Showcasing Great Women: The National Women’s Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, NY (photo: NewYorkTraveler.net)

The National Women’s Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, NY (photo: NewYorkTraveler.net)

This weekend, women from all over the country will come together in Seneca Falls, NY to celebrate the legacies and achievements of the most influential women in America. If a gathering of strong, influential and passionate women in Seneca Falls sounds familiar, it should. Seneca Falls is where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848 and it started the revolutionary fight for women’s suffrage. Now, it is home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. (more…)

Investing in Women: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, businesswoman, mother (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates: philanthropist, businesswoman and mother of three (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates has been making headlines the past few weeks, and with good reason. Accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and family matriarch, Gates wears many hats. She has always taken a personal interest in the world’s poorest countries and people. As co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation she has made it her mission to find ways science and technology can be used to better lives in developing countries. In recent years, she has focused her attention specifically on the women of these impoverished areas, working to empower and give them access to the opportunities they all deserve to create the future they desire.  (more…)

Women’s History Month

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Every day we celebrate women’s history, and in March the rest of the nation joins us. Women are the focus and all month long we honor, recognize and commemorate the great women of our past, present and future.  (more…)

Mentors Matter

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women's College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women’s College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

In this wonderful Internet Age, we have access to information on just about any subject. Whatever answers you may seek you can find with a simple Google search. With countless articles, blogs, vlogs, tip lists and studies aimed to help you in every aspect of your life, the Internet has become a hub of “how-to” advice. One question people are always asking? How to be successful. There are articles that can tell you how to succeed in business, in school, in motherhood, in sports, in philanthropy, in relationships, in politics, in fashion, and just about any other subject you can think of. Although these topics are wildly different (what it takes to succeed in one area may not be the same in another), there is one piece of advice you’ll see over and over again no matter what the topic or the source: Find a mentor.  (more…)