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Entrepreneur Nisreen Hasib Questions All The Rules

August 16, 2019

Entrepreneur Nisreen Hasib Questions All The Rules

Nisreen Hasib talks about the power of listening, the joy of dressing like a statue, and the courage to be extraordinary.  

For Meenal Lele, Keeping Her Child Safe Became a Full-Time Job

August 09, 2019

For Meenal Lele, Keeping Her Child Safe Became a Full-Time Job

The founder of Lil Mixins, which helps prevent food allergies in children, on finding her niche between business and science.

Jessica Peterson Wants You To Find Your “Love Language” At Work

August 02, 2019

Jessica Peterson Wants You To Find Your “Love Language” At Work

The founder of animation studio Mighty Oak on building around your strengths.

Allison Esposito Medina On The Perks Of Confronting Failure

July 26, 2019

Allison Esposito Medina On The Perks Of Confronting Failure

The founder of Tech Ladies on making the leap from a cushy Google job to starting her own company.

L. Joy Williams on the Power of Political Participation

July 19, 2019

L. Joy Williams on the Power of Political Participation

The political strategist on how to more effectively “get involved.”

Meet the Woman Who Proved that Gender Equity is Good Business

July 11, 2019

Meet the Woman Who Proved that Gender Equity is Good Business

This senior partner at McKinsey is changing the way corporations think about women’s role in the workplace.

Psychologist Kathleen Pike on How to Handle Your Mental Health at Work

July 05, 2019

Psychologist Kathleen Pike on How to Handle Your Mental Health at Work

She’s a global expert on mental health, and even she has had her struggles.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

June 28, 2019

Taffy Brodesser-Akner Is Ambivalent—and That’s How She Likes It

Writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner only gave herself 6 months to write a novel—and it’s already a bestseller.

Designer Natasha Jen Looks for the Sweet Spot Between ‘Inventive’ and ‘Appropriate’

June 21, 2019

Designer Natasha Jen Looks for the Sweet Spot Between ‘Inventive’ and ‘Appropriate’

A partner at one of the world’s most renowned design studios talks creative discipline and what to do when you hear “no.”

Interested in Buying Art, but Not Sure Where to Begin? Kayla Carlsen of Sotheby’s Offers Tips for Any Price Point

June 14, 2019

Interested in Buying Art, but Not Sure Where to Begin? Kayla Carlsen of Sotheby’s Offers Tips for Any Price Point

The head of Sotheby’s American Art department shares advice for first-time buyers—and what she’s got her eye on.

“I Got Sucked Into What I Wanted to Be Instead of What I Wanted to Do”

June 07, 2019

“I Got Sucked Into What I Wanted to Be Instead of What I Wanted to Do”

Lawyer Lisa Rubin had a perfect life on paper—and a nagging sense that her career wasn’t what she truly wanted. So she quit to figure out her next steps.

How to Be a ‘Ferocious Protector’ of Your Time, and Other Lessons From Lawyer-Turned-Author Cristina Alger Wang

May 31, 2019

How to Be a ‘Ferocious Protector’ of Your Time, and Other Lessons From Lawyer-Turned-Author Cristina Alger Wang

Attorney-turned-writer Cristina Alger Wang had it all—a successful law career, a hit novel, a newborn baby, and a second book deal. Then postpartum depression derailed her plans.

It’s Time: Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron Are Tackling Gender Inequality

May 24, 2019

It’s Time: Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron Are Tackling Gender Inequality

Declare founders Beth Haggerty and Caryn Effron are tackling gender inequality.

How Meagan Hooper Went from Acting Gigs to Finance

May 17, 2019

How Meagan Hooper Went from Acting Gigs to Finance

Meagan Hooper babysat and took acting jobs until she became the COO of a hedge fund. Here’s how she committed to the role and finally landed her big break.

Economist Emily Oster Wants Parents to Relax More—and Look at the Data

May 10, 2019

Economist Emily Oster Wants Parents to Relax More—and Look at the Data

Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University, took a closer look at the data behind conventional parenting wisdom — and found some surprising things.

Natalia Oberti Noguera is Changing the Face of Angel Investing

May 03, 2019

Natalia Oberti Noguera is Changing the Face of Angel Investing

How the founder of Pipeline Angels is shaking up the financial status quo.

Georgia Lee Hussey Explains Why Money Is An Emotional Investment

April 26, 2019

Georgia Lee Hussey Explains Why Money Is An Emotional Investment

The CEO of Modernist Financial on gender performance, emotional investing, and taking charge of your financial story.

Priya Parker Uses Her Training in Conflict Resolution to Make Gatherings More Meaningful

April 19, 2019

Priya Parker Uses Her Training in Conflict Resolution to Make Gatherings More Meaningful

Priya Parker turned her fieldwork in conflict resolution into a new manifesto on the power of meaningful gatherings.

Lisa Lucas’s Novel Way to Change the World

April 12, 2019

Lisa Lucas’s Novel Way to Change the World

National Book Foundation Director Lisa Lucas on why books matter.

Walking The Tightrope Between Workaholism and Mental Heath

April 05, 2019

Walking The Tightrope Between Workaholism and Mental Heath

Manisha Thakor on money, ambition, and learning that she had bipolar disorder at age 47.

Actor-Producer Alysia Reiner Is Leading a Deeper Conversation Among Women

March 29, 2019

Actor-Producer Alysia Reiner Is Leading a Deeper Conversation Among Women

Actor-producer Alysia Reiner wants you to explore your own truth.

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