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Our Featured Guest for May 9, 2021 is Nancy Volpe Beringer and Our Executive Spotlight is Rachel Durkan

Nancy Volpe Beringer is a fashion designer of a couture, hand-made brand specializing in one-of-a-kind wearable art. Nancy’s award-winning designs use innovative textile manipulations, fabrications and patterns. At the age of 58, Nancy made a career change to fashion design and has since been making her place in the fashion world. Her designs have been seen at the Grammy Awards, in the New York Times, at Philly Fashion Week, at New York Fashion Week and was named “Best in Philly Fashion Designer for Artsy Dresses” by “Best in Philly” awards. She ended the year by making history at age 64 as the “oldest” designer ever to be a contestant on Bravo’s Season 18 Project Runway. Nancy has a goal to promote sustainability and to meet the needs of the disabled community with an adaptive line. This Spring, she is launching an innovative and much-needed up-cycled and adaptive on-line resale platform. Read more at:

On the Executive Spotlight is Rachel Durkan, founder and President of Paradigm Marketing & Design, a New Jersey firm offering a range of marketing and design services to business-to-business, business-to-consumer and non-profit organizations — from start-ups to large, multi-faceted companies with revenues in excess of $50 million. Over the last several years, Paradigm has earned several awards and distinctions, most notably the 2017 Small Business of the Year award, given by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. Rachel has been recognized personally as a 2017 Tribute to Women honoree by the Boy Scouts of America; a Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneur for 2017; and a Top 40 Under 40 Marketing/Communications Professional by the NJ Ad Club. Read more at:

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Vidhya Subramanian is the founder and CEO of the Zymmo App, a community for both chefs and foodies. Food lovers can experience and order the meaningful meals they crave, while giving freelance chefs the gigs they need. Now available in the Austin and Washington DC areas, at

Amber Dawn Shopay is the founder of Global Angel, a platform designed to offer high-quality goods that give back to the world, in just the way you choose. Customers choose from a list of non-profit organizations to receive a donation as part of their purchase of Global Angel products which includes sweatshirts, tshirts, bags, masks, cell phone cases and more.