Femininity
Flor de Toloache, an all-women’s mariachi band, got their start playing in the New York subway. Now they have a Latin Grammy-nominated album to their name and perform at venues around the world. Flor de Toloache has had to grapple with the history of mariachi, which traditionally is suffused with machismo. “The tradition of mariachi got started by men,” Ramos said. “Women didn’t start playing until the beginning of the 1900s. You can see it in the world of mariachi if you are a woman. You can’t do certain things.  They want to pay you less.” Read more about Flor de Toloache.

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Fashion
As recently as 1960, 95% of clothing that was sold in the United States was made in New York City’s historic Garment District. Now only 3% of clothing sold in the US is made here.
“New York is the only one of the four fashion capitals that still has a manufacturing community within the city,” says Siegel. “That is something that needs to be preserved, and not just in a romantic way, but in an ambitious way.” Read more about why manufacturing in New York is so important.

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Fitness
A background in sport can help improve a woman’s leadership potential and help her land a job, according to women executives surveyed by EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW. Read more about how athletics help women professionally.

Flair
Three Tory Burch Fellows were highlighted for their roles as women entrepreneurs making waves in the January 2017 issue of Vogue. Read more about Allison DeVane of tea purveyor Teaspressa, Emellie O’Brien of the environmental-consulting firm Earth Angel, and Ericka Lassair of gourmet Creole-style hot-dogs company Diva Dawg.