Meet the FierceWomen of 2016!

These are the first of the FierceWomen:2016 portraits:

Kiran Gupta

Dr. Kiran Gupta is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where she practices hospital medicine and serves as the Assistant Medical Director for Patient Safety. Kiran was previously an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she completed her residency in internal medicine as well as the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality. Prior to that, Kiran served as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Medicine in Washington, DC. Kiran enjoys writing about a variety of medical and healthcare issues. She has been a correspondent for The Boston Globe and a columnist for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine.  Check out her reflections on medicine at kirangupta.com

Fiona Murray

Professor Fiona Murray is the Associate Dean of Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Faculty Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. She is the Co-Director of MIT’s Initiative for Innovation. She is also an associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Murray holds an MA in chemistry from Merton College, University of Oxford, and an MS and PhD in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University.

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Anita Brown Levels

Anita Levels is a self-taught vocal artist, songwriter and aspiring producer who began singing in church at the age of 3 years old in Frankfurt, West Germany. Being a preacher’s kid and a member of a musical family from New Orleans, she HAD to sing and she’s glad she did! She has sung in front of national and international audiences ranging from churches, jazz clubs, youth functions, community events and conferences. Her most recent endeavor was being cast in the Super Bowl 50 commercial.

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Beth Frates

Dr. Frates is a physician as well as a certified health and wellness coach. She graduated from Harvard University, as a double major in psychology and biology. Then, she attended Stanford University Medical School where she chose the specialty of Physiatry. She came back to Boston for her internship in internal medicine at MGH and her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Harvard Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. There, she served as chief resident.

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Kimra Luna

"Kimra Luna may be the most successful person you’ve never heard of – yet. The 29-year-old mom of three burst onto the digital media scene, building a 20,000-person Facebook community of Freedom Hackers, aspiring online entrepreneurs who build lifestyle businesses that free them from j.o.b.s, all the while sharing her own irresistible rags-to-riches story. Raised on public assistance, she found herself a married mom of two, living with her husband’s parents in Southern California. Neither spouse had a college degree, and Luna’s early and brief career was as a promoter of punk concerts — a career that ended with the 2008 crash. Fast forward to 2014, and Luna launches an online digital marketing business that skyrockets from zero to $1M in sales."

- Forbes Magazine

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Paige Arnof-Fenn

I love building great brands! I'm the founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls, a global marketing strategy consulting firm. I was the first VP marketing/CMO Zipcar (now Avis), VP of marketing Inc.com (before the company was sold to Bertelsmann) and the first SVP of marketing at Launch Media (went public & later sold to Yahoo now Yahoo Music).

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