Proud Mary

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09 Nov: Talk to as many people as you can

Today we are bringing you a story about an amazing woman, Montserrat Ayala García. She is an immigrant and successful businesswoman from Mexico, but it hasn’t always been that way. Montserrat moved to Silicon Valley, CA nine years ago, and soon realized that she had left her family and her community behind. Without much support and not having a good command of English, she struggled to find her place in life and her passion.  Employed,…

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29 Sep: Find yourself first, then find the right idea to work on

Swathi Paturi is an entrepreneur who lived and studied in USA, New Zealand and Singapore. She enjoys learning about different cultures, people and strongly believes in the power of love to change the world. Her motto is to make a positive impact on the world through entrepreneurship and leave a legacy that can inspire future generations. She is a foodie and loves cooking for loved ones. Marialyce Mutcher: Tell me a little bit about yourself;…

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25 Aug: The challenge is always to value your work

Marged Trumper is an indologist, teacher, singer and artist who found her deepest inspiration in Indian culture and traditional art. Her aim is to get inspired and inspire others and her motto is find what makes you feel yourself and follow that path no matter how unusual it seems. You can follow Marged on Instagram. MM: Let’s jump right in: what is the most interesting thing for you in life right now?  At the moment,…

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11 Aug: Being Different is Your Strength

Krista Mollion is a life coach, content creator, marketing strategist, founder of multiple projects to help women lead better businesses, a mom of 4 and an inspirational woman to follow. MM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what matters to you right now.  I have a background in product marketing and I worked in tech in Silicon Valley for 18 years. I am very passionate about building strong brands. I’ve always loved working…

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22 Jul: Bring your passion to the table!

Tamara is a personal coach offering individual and group coaching and support services.  She brings a unique background of health and wellness into her new profession. Her busy schedule balancing family and work requires that she finds the right motivators and tools to make it through her day. I was lucky enough to spend some time getting to know Tamara — mom, busy professional and entrepreneur, and to learn from her firsthand how she got…

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02 Jul: Bad-ass feisty fighter: one women’s adventures in the jiu jitsu.

Morgan shares with us her experience navigating life after the sudden death of her husband, and how fitness and jiu jitsu has changed her life.  Procrastinator, feisty, sometimes confident, sometimes not, and unexpected. Most people don’t expect half of the stuff that comes out of my mouth. I like to say things that shock people a little bit, especially with people I’m close to and I know what I can get away with. I like…

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28 May: My favorite item in my wardrobe right now!

The Athleta: Salutation Zuma Stash Pocket 7/8 Tight In Powervita™ is my favorite item right now. I wore them for working out, doing yard work and to run errand. These pants are great. The tights fit like a glove and the fabric is soft enough to sleep in. The design and the seam layout hug my curves in the right places. The pockets at the hips are great. The fabric pattern highlights my curves, without over emphasizing…

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09 Apr: This is the best work-out tee I have ever owned.

The Speedlight Tee is a great. It is prefect for working out, or casual wear.  Last week I wore it out for a day at the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Today I wore it for my workout. The top has a traditional tee neck line providing good coverage and the lightweight fabric stretches with me. The ruching on the sides help ensure a flattering look with out being to tight.  The top length covers my…

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08 Apr: Great pants for work or an evening out

I wore the Athleta Stellar Crop Pants to work, as workout wear and as leggings with a nice shirt and ballet flats. My preference for this items is for work and as casual wear. As a petite woman, my biggest challenges are in the pants waist and leg length. I also prefer pockets. These pants have the high waist and they look like a slim tuxedo pants, which I love. However, the placement of the pockets…

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05 Apr: “I love these pants”

Mydra Monasterial, fashion industry insider and Proud Mary fan recently tried the Athleta Metro Downtown Ankle Pants. Here’s a run down: Pants can be difficult to buy for women with curvy bodies. These pants are a great design. I am a size 16 and oval shaped, and the pants fit great. The fit is a bit loose, and with a drawstring waist and stretch fabric, these pants can fit multiple body types. These pants are great…