Gift Guide

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Entrepreneurs with Empathy

Slow Fashion Entreprenuer

Three women-owned startups based on the South Shore have made environmental and social responsibility part of their business model. By Jennifer H. McInerney Photography by Julia Cumes and Rosemary Tufankjian We live in an age where conscious consumers are beginning to influence the way many businesses operate. Three women-owned startups here on the South Shore … Read more

Empowering Women: Michelle Itzkowitz

Michelle Itzkowitz Owner of innerglow yoga and Cape Cod Yoga School   47 Main St., Plymouth 30 Steeple St., Mashpee Commons, Mashpee 508-450-1613 michelleitzkowitz.cominnerglowyogacapecod.com capecodyogaschool.com What is the core mission at innerglow yoga?innerglow yoga is driven by the community. Our sole mission is to introduce our clients to a path of becoming their truest, happiest self, one … Read more

Empowering Women: Deirdre Prescott

Deirdre Prescott Founder, President, and Chief Wealth Strategist Sandy Cove Advisors 37 Derby St. Suite 5, Hingham 617-622-1500 sandycoveadvisors.com What kind of clients do you serve? Sandy Cove was founded 10 years ago, after recognizing the South Shore was missing a firm with a highly personalized approach to delivering financial advice. We have many types of … Read more

Empowering Women: Dr. Lois M. Townshend

Dr. Lois Townshend SSHLS Empowering Women

Dr. Lois M. Townshend Associated Eye Surgeons 45 Resnik Road, Plymouth; 441 Route 130, Sandwich 508-747-4748 associatedeyesurgeons.com What inspired you to choose ophthalmology as a career? I love the intricate, technical requirements needed to perform eye surgery and I find helping people achieve their best vision both rewarding and challenging. Why might a person choose an ophthalmologist … Read more

Empowering Women: Kellie Lynch

Kellie Lynch Owner of Balance Studio, Cohasset 15 Depot Ct., Cohasset 339-337-3660 balancestudiocohasset.com What is the most gratifying aspect of your job? I love helping people find the healthiest and happiest version of themselves. Building strength, getting fit and healthy and dealing with stress in a mindful way paves a beautiful path to happiness and … Read more

Empowering Women: Sarah Hinchey

Sarah Hinchey Portrait Photographer Hingham 617-997-6604 sarahhinchey.com What inspires you about portrait photography?It is my passion to instill a sense of self-love and self-value in every single woman who walks into my studio. I’ve been photographing women for the last decade, and we all do the same thing: we step in front of the lens … Read more

Empowering Women: Nanette Walsh

Nanette from La Petit Maison

Nanette Walsh Owner of La Petite Maison 142 North St. Hingham 781-741-8393 lapetitemaison.us What are three words people might use to describe you?I am a savvy shopper (I have a good eye), devoted Francophile, and creative. What do you love most about French decor/lifestyle?   French décor is effortlessly chic and has exceptional design. The … Read more

Empowering Women: Diana Cousineau Aveni 

Diana Cousineau Aveni

Diana Cousineau Aveni Artist, Author, Chef, Designer  Owner of Hingham Furniture & Design and Framing Concepts    44 North St., Hingham; 36 Finnell Drive, Weymouth 781-875-3255 hinghamfurnituredesign.com What is unique about your Hingham showroom? I purchased the historical property in August of 2015, renovated the entire building, and was open for business that November. The shopping experience … Read more

Empowering Women: Rosemarie Brown

Rosemarie Brown Co-owner of The Blueberry Muffin 2240 State Road, Plymouth 508-888-9444 bluebmuffin.com How has your business grown over the years? We opened The Blueberry Muffin back in March of 1998. We created a great niche and have been very successful with three stores and currently looking for a fourth. Through hard work, perseverance and … Read more

Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Empowering Women: Danielle G. Van Ess

Danielle G. Van Ess Owner, Attorney and Counselor at Law, DGVE Law®  61 South St., Hingham 781-740-0848 dgvelaw.com What inspired you to open your own law firm?I founded my law firm, DGVE law, in September of 2008 to practice law the way I believe it should always be. My vision was for a new kind … Read more

Better Together: She’s Local launches the first annual South Shore Conference for Women

South Shore Conference for Women

After driving from her home on Cape Cod to attend the sold-out She’s Local MetroWest Conference for Women last year, Michelle Woodbrey, CEO of 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors, felt both inspired and motivated. Marching up to the event’s organizer, She’s Local President Jen Maseda, Woodbrey shook her hand and said, “We need a conference like … Read more