Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Diane Siriani

Diane, wearing Olivia, is famed for her global internet business, Expatriate Tax Returns, which currently prepares thousands of US tax returns for Americans living all over the world. She is a licensed CPA, an internet marketing expert and has an entrepreneurial spirit that does not quit even at the ripe old age of 73. Oh…and by the way she is also the mother of our cofounder, Beth!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Detroit Eats, a local dive in Delray Beach, FL, that serves all the food I love from my hometown city of Detroit.

SECRET WEAPON? 

That I’m not your typical quiet accountant. I am out and about every day developing new relationships with potential referral sources.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Keeping up with all the new tax laws, regulations and opportunities that are changing every single day!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Michelle Obama. I think her words and actions have made a difference.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Visit Expatriate Tax Returns https://www.expatriatetaxreturns.com


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Hillary Schneider

Hillary, wearing Grace, is the founder of ILARY perfume, an intoxicating fragrance oil noted for being the perfect travel scent. Magic in a bottle and a scent guaranteed to capture attention!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

My favorite spot in Chicago is hands down RL Restaurant. It’s charm, elegance and food are unparalleled.

SECRET WEAPON? 

ILARY perfume, lipgloss (I have many that I carry with me at all times) and mascara (Loreal Voluminous for day and Thrive Cosmetics for evening).

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Raising two young boys and running a successful business. It’s all about time management and there are never enough hours in the day. Thankfully I have a very supportive husband who is extremely helpful on both fronts.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

There are so many women who inspire me however two make the top of the list. My mother and sister who both exemplify grace, kindness, generosity and the ability to always see the positive in life-even when challenges arise.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Pay it forward.”

Follow ILARY on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ilarynyc/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Melissa Meyers

Melissa, wearing Diana, is the founder and creative director of her inspirational blog, Glow Girl Life. She’s an LA-based social media influencer, content creator and lifestyle writer. She has over 20 years of editorial experience covering beauty, fashion, wellness and lifestyle. Melissa is passionate about sharing her tips with other women on how to look and feel their best at any age.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

The Little Beach House in Malibu…my happy place!

WHAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? 

Moving every day, especially hiking the Santa Monica Mountains.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Work-life balance…I’m working on it!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Arrianna Huffington…one of her mantras is “selfcare comes first.”

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Follow Melissa on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/melissameyers/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Ilyse Schapiro

Ilyse, wearing Diana, is the author of “Should I Scoop Out My Bagel’ and a Registered Dietician based in Westchester, NY, and Greenwich, CT. She is grateful that her business has been able to thrive virtually and she now has clients all over the world! Her philosophy is all about keeping eating fun and easy, allowing you to enjoy your favourite foods while still losing weight.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

So many! I love supporting local businesses. I also love spending time in Montauk over the summer.

SECRET WEAPON? 

Almond Butter! I am such a creature of habit. I love having whole grain toast with almond butter and some jelly in the morning for breakfast. It fuels me for my work out and keeps me satisfied.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Parenting my girls. I have a 13 year old and a 10 year old and managing the early teenage years has challenged me more than I anticipated! As a single mom, it’s not easy but beyond worth it. Each day is a learning experience.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Sara Blakely! She is such a hustler and power woman!

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Don’t chase people. Be yourself, do your own thing and work hard. The right people-the ones who really belong in your life-will come to you. And stay.”

Follow Ilyse Schapiro Nutrition on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ilyseschapiro.nutrition/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Lindsay Weiss

Lindsay, wearing Rachel, is a stylist, collaborator, on-air style expert, wife and mama. She is based in New York and has an amazing blog and Instagram feed named after her daughter, Collette. Follow her @cocoincashmere.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

I love coffee shops. When I’m bopping around NYC I seek out the best iced coffee and park myself. During Covid it’s been outside, freezing!

SECRET WEAPON? 

I love my rituals. I do Melissa Wood Health workouts about every day and also love my facial routine. Taking care of my skin, body and mind are all priorities.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

I know it’s champagne problems but I miss traveling desperately. It’s my release, my adventure, my seeing the world and it’s been put on hold.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

My daughter, Collette. She’s a little woman:) She’s the most empathetic person I know. She’s compassionate and also has a fearless side when it comes to her acting and singing. My blog is named after her as Collette’s nickname is Coco.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift-that’s why it’s called the present.”

Follow Lindsay on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cocoincashmere/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Tanya Zuckerbrot

Tanya, wearing Diana, is a Registered Dietician, CEO and founder of F-Factor, a rapidly growing health and wellness brand that is revolutionizing the weight loss space.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

My favorite local hangout in NYC is Le Bilboquet. It’s a perfect lunch spot with my girlfriends or a fun dinner with couples. They just opened in Palm Beach and I can’t wait to dine there an support them.

SECRET WEAPON? 

Fiber-it’s the secret to weight loss without hunger and has the most incredible health and lifestyle benefits. Fiber revs metabolism, keeps you feeling full for hours, pulls fat and calories out of the body and makes for a healthier gut.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Debating when to re-open the F-Factor office. Because of Covid, my office has been working remote and while we’ve transitioned successfully, there’s nothing like working together in person. We’re eager to get back, but want to ensure everyone is able to safely and comfortably.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Trish McEvoy. Not only is Trish an entrepreneur who turned the company she founded into a household name but she is kind, generous and a big supporter of women in business. She’s a boss-and still beautiful on the inside and out.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Never settle for mediocrity where greatness can exist.”

Follow Tanya and F-Factor on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/tanyazuckerbrot/

https://www.instagram.com/f_factor/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Hel & Mel

Hel, wearing Ginger, and Mel, wearing Brooke, are besties and mums based just outside London in Surrey. They have great style and banter and, like us, met through their children but have bonded over their love of fashion.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

RHS Wisley. It’s half way between us and we’ve been meeting there with our children since they were babies 11 years ago!

SECRET WEAPON? 

A glass of Pinot Blush and Chicken Caesar Salad. Never fails to make us happy!

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Juggling life in lockdown! Homeschooling, husbands permanently home, keeping fit, but worst is not seeing each other.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

We struggled to decide on one woman because the women that inspire us are everyday mums! Single mums, working mms, step mums, grand mums, unwell mums, all doing what mums do: cooking, cleaning, listening, loving, teaching, healing, problem solving, supporting…raising the next generation of men and women to look after our world and one another.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Suck it up Buttercup!”

Follow Hel & Mel on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/helandmel/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Stefanie Bash

Stefanie, wearing Diana, is a personal shopper turned fashion influencer. She is based in NYC and created @eye4stylenyc in 2015 to show women how to create stylish outfits that are attainable with less expensive and independent brands. She loves high/low style!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Obviously before Covid I would have to say Cafe Luka on the Upper Eastside. It’s my favorite place to grab breakfast or lunch. It’s kind of like the Peach Pit from Beverly Hills 90210!

SECRET WEAPON? 

Fashion. Especially now during quarantine putting on a stylish outfit is a big mood booster when things seem so blah.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Balancing my personal time and mom time for my two boys. Especially these days when everyone is together so much it’s hard sometimes finding a happy medium between the guilt when I am focused on my needs and wants and then the frustration when it’s all about the kids. It’s definitely a constant balancing act!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

To me being a great mom is something I admire more than any other quality in a woman so I would definitely say my mom. She’s strong and loving and always has my back.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“This too shall pass!”

Follow Stefanie on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/eye4stylenyc/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Pam Willis

Pam, wearing Tippi, is the owner of Pammy’s Cambridge along with her insanely talented chef husband, Chris. She is the mother of two girls and two Scottish folds.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

When I’m not at Pammy’s you can find me at Rebel Rebel or another locally owned establishment.

SECRET WEAPON? 

Blinc “Kiss Me” mascara and a good brow pencil.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Owning and operating a restaurant during Covid 19.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Michelle Obama, did you see her blow out and burgundy outfit at the Inauguration? Be still my heart!

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Yesterday is gone, Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” -Mother Teresa

https://www.pammyscambridge.com


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Stephanie Oster

Stephanie, wearing Naomi, loves living a healthy lifestyle with her family and cats and is pledging to go plastic free!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

The vineyards and the castle close to my house.

SECRET WEAPON? 

I cannot do anything without sport, it strengthens my body and my mind.

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Raising two teenage boys and keeping them happy.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

All the women who manage to have a well balanced life between career and family and still find time to support others.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things in your life.”


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