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Second Street

On two different shopping trips in my college days I was told exactly where to go - specific corners or shelves - as I entered a store. I was ushered away from merchandise I was getting ready to carry into the fitting room and sent to the clothes “meant for me” based on my size. I was really puzzled and confused why someone would drag me away from something I was clearly interested in. Both times my confidence plummeted and...

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Under the Tree

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." This proverb is all too true for a business called Under the Tree in Northern Uganda (with business operations in Northern Wisconsin). What began as a simple way for the Gulu women to create beauty turned into a means of supporting their families. It's the brainchild of two friends, Kelsey Kidder and Caylin Muehlberg. They began their entrepreneurial journey in...

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