CANDID is a monthly editorial celebrating ambition, individuality, and personal style.  

 
 

 
The future is female! Be yourself, find your voice and put it to action. Oh, and write thank you notes!
— Cheree Berry, CEO, Owner & Creative Director at Cheree Berry Paper
 

 
Writing can be a lonely profession. I am fortunate to run with a small wolf pack of women who never fail to keep me motivated, calm me down and make me laugh.
— Cristina Alger, author of The Bankers Wife
 

 
I think more often than not fear holds us back from really extraordinary things. Once you let go of the fear and know that you might make mistakes but they will continue to lead you to something even better, it gets easier to challenge yourself and keep going.
— Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin, Chief Brand & Digital Officer, Summersalt
 
 

 
We all have insecurities. And sometimes they get the best of us! But I try to step back and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for.
— Diedre Gray, EVP and General Counsel
 

 
I believe that money gives women voices and choices. And I’ve also noticed that when women are living from a place of financial knowledge and empowerment they not only improve their own lives but those of their family and their broader community around them.
— Manisha Thakor, VP, Financial Education at Brighton Jones
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