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The Big Move

Em Roberts, The Lipstick Fever

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The Big Move is a podcast started by Em from the beauty blog, The Lipstick Fever. Inspired by Em’s Big Move from NYC to London in 2017, it’s a motivating resource for women by women. From international entrepreneurs to industry experts, Em talks with some of the most motivated and badass women out there. They are fearless leaders that will inspire us through their experiences of both moving and living abroad and launching their own brands and businesses. Talk about making major #moves.
 
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