The Making of Me: Life Advice from Successful and Inspiring Women

5 remarkable women share their stories in Glamour’s new series, “The Making of Me.” Whether you’re starting over or starting your own business, trying to balance work and motherhood, or searching to uncover your true passion in live, you’ll find inspiration and advice as these women reveal their journey to becoming who they are today.

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