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How a Workwear Business Grew to Support Women's Leadership

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The pants, quite simply, did not fit.

"Growing up on a farm in New England, and then working in the field after college with Outward Bound, the entire time I needed to wear good, heavy-duty work pants, but there was nothing available. So I was wearing my dad's hand-me-downs or sewing my own," Sarah Calhoun says. "There are so many things about being in and in that are male-dominated. [There's something] symbolic about walking through a man's world in a man's pair of pants that makes you feel uncomfortable."

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