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Author: Maria Hunt

Maria Hunt

Maria Hunt is an online editor, journalist and author based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been published by Forbes Travel Guide,, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Regis Bespoke and Sunset. While Maria had a diverse background as a newspaper journalist, she has an expertise in writing about cuisine, drinks and culture. Her champagne cocktail book The Bubbly Bar was published in 2009 by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House and she hosts The Bubbly Girl blog. The Chicago native is currently the web content manager at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Escaping the Velvet Ghetto for Good

At first glance, a poor young mother seeking work in India seems to have little in common with a female PR account manager in Toronto whose career is stalled thanks to her agency’s glass ceiling.

But both women are hoping to advance their station in life. And in both cases, the solution may lie in other women reaching out to help.

Giving the poorest women in India the chance for a better life is what motivates Shahnaz Taplin, founder and board chair of Invest in Muslim Women, which funds non-profits and NGOs aiding marginalized Muslim women around the world.



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