Female Founder Feature – Eugena Delman, Ava James NYC

CEO & Co-Founder Eugena Delman launched Ava James NYC last April with her childhood bestie, Saena Chung. Ava James NYC is a premium, womenswear brand with the motto of “designer dresses for the modern boss babe, in sizes 8-18”. Tell us about your company. What inspired you to start it? I was inspired to start […] [...]




Female Founder Feature – Yalda Moshiri & Shahrzad Vossoughi, SaF

Like many who lead hectic, busy lives, co-founders Yalda Moshiri and Shahrzad Vossoughi were frustrated with long lines and inordinate wait times at restaurants or events. Together, they developed an innovative solution: SaF. SaF means “queue” in Farsi, their native language. Tell us about your company. SaF is an on-demand Line Concierge service that connects […] [...]




On being Costa Rican.

It didn’t occur to me to write a blog post in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month because, up until recently, I wasn’t Hispanic American. I was just Hispanic. I was born and raised in Costa Rica, a tiny nation that nonetheless knows leadership. Even as every one of our neighbors spiraled into dictatorships and […] [...]