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Inspiring businesswomen share their advice on maximizing the post-college decade. By featuring their career journeys and lessons learned along the way, we equip you with the knowledge to launch your career on the right trajectory.

 

OUR VALUES

 Aspire to Her Value #1

EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN

It’s OK not to have it all figured out; it’s smart to start trying.

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PLAN STRATEGICALLY

Equip yourself with knowledge of others’ experiences and use these insights for your career.

 Aspire to Her Value #3

INVEST IN GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS

We believe the best way to grow professionally is by developing authentic relationships.

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CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY OF WOMEN

Let’s figure it out together.

 
 
 

OUR MISSION

Empower future female leaders by featuring the knowledge and authentic career journeys of the businesswomen we aspire to.

 
 
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a NOTE FROM our FOUNDERS

 Aspire to Her Co-Founders: Sasha Pines and Joanna Cheng
 

Do you want a fulfilling and successful career but aren’t quite sure what steps to take next? Us too. Research shows that our post-college years are critical to setting a strong career trajectory (ya, no pressure). But how do we make the most out of these 10 years?

After launching Vanderbilt Women in Business, we learned just how much other young women also struggle to discover their “dream jobs.” While we have role models we aspire to, we grapple with the question of how to obtain success. We read countless interviews of accomplished businesswomen but most of these barely scratched the surface of these womens’ early careers. We wanted information and inspiration specifically for the first 10 years of a career launch. After many late nights talking about the overwhelming amount of inapplicable information for young women, the idea for Aspire to Her was born.

We are two best friends passionate about furthering women’s initiatives and growing the community of empowered women. As we navigate the launch of our careers, let’s figure it out together!

 
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For Women, By Women.

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Sasha Pines
Co-Founder

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Jo Cheng
Co-Founder

 Rebecca Arp, Headshot

Rebecca Arp
Art Director

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Sam Merrick
Marketing

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Samantha Schneid
External Relations

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Olivia Golden
Referral Program

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Jennifer P. Cheng
Illustrations