Women at the Helm 2014

Meet the next wave of out leaders!

Private Chef

“After running a fashion company for 12 years, I realized I was living a life that I didn’t want to live,” says Angela Lowe. In her search for something more satisfying, she sold her business, took a year off, signed up for culinary school, and apprenticed. The risk paid off: She recently returned to the fashion industry, but this time in a different capacity, cooking during Fashion Week for athletic clothing company Lululemon and fashion icon and self-help author Gabrielle Bernstein. But her services aren’t only for celebrities. You can hire her to cook a fancy dinner or casual meal at your home, or she can deliver it to you, or you can even rent her dining space to eat in. “I love teaching people how to cook, and I love feeding people things they don’t expect to get on a vegan plate. I love the dining experience and watching people love that experience.” Being successful as an entrepreneur, she says, is all about educating yourself and having a good time. “Always challenge yourself to expand and learn more techniques, and don’t take things so seriously. The more fun you make it, the easier the universe cooperates with you.”

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