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The Advocate for 40-year-old Interns: iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman Cohen

The Advocate for 40-year-old Interns: iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman Cohen

When Carol Fishman Cohen was 40, she began interviewing for jobs—after being out of the full-time workforce for 11 years.

Health Care, Made Better: Dr. Jennifer Kherani Is on the Case

Health Care, Made Better: Dr. Jennifer Kherani Is on the Case

How she went from night shifts in the E.R. to starting a cutting-edge health care company.

Life After Maternity Leave: Lauren Smith Brody Envisions a Better Workplace for New Moms

Life After Maternity Leave: Lauren Smith Brody Envisions a Better Workplace for New Moms

The author of “The Fifth Trimester” on career, family, and how to mix the two.

The Business of Music: Jean Davidson on Creativity, Commerce, and L.A.’s Thriving Arts Scene

The Business of Music: Jean Davidson on Creativity, Commerce, and L.A.’s Thriving Arts Scene

Meet Jean Davidson, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Are You Sitting Down? Nidhi Kapur Is Upending the Furniture Industry

Are You Sitting Down? Nidhi Kapur Is Upending the Furniture Industry

The founder of Maiden Home talks couches, risk aversion, and following your gut.

Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

Life lessons from the mentorship guru.

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

Starting a Work Wardrobe: Olympian Maya DiRado Gears Up for Her First Office Job

Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado gears up for her first office job.

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

Talking politics and tattoos with Kate Bahn, an economist at the Center for American Progress.

A Washington, D.C. Strategist on WOO (Winning Others Over)

A Washington, D.C. Strategist on WOO (Winning Others Over)

Get to know KC Sledd, a senior strategy manager based in our nation’s capital.

From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

How Elizabeth Lukas went from answering phones at an ad agency to running an international tech firm.

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Meet the woman on a mission to maximize your productivity with a well-designed office.

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

On the beauty of data, dude-centric tech culture, and the weird advantages of short hair.

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Power siblings on work ruts, motherhood, and learning calculus in elementary school.

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

The painter discusses her latest work.

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

How to survive—and thrive—in the financial services industry.

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

“The worst thing a journalist can do is be deferential. I’m not afraid of anybody.”

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

The ad industry giant talks about quitting her killer job, finding her “filter,” and becoming a global phenomenon.

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis, the founder of soap-recycling nonprofit Sundara, talks auspicious coconuts, the pains of fundraising, and life as a nomad.

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

As a teacher, marathoner, mother of three, and founder of Wellness in the Schools—a rapidly-expanding nonprofit that brings nutritional food and fitness programs to public schools nationwide—Nancy Easton tackles impossibility with a firm hug (and a salad bar).

The Career Matchmaker: Meet Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse

The Career Matchmaker: Meet Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse

After struggling with her own career path, Kathryn Minshew co-founded The Muse, which provides job counseling and matches users to open positions at great companies.

Ambitious, Driven, Career-focused, and Part-time: Meet the Women of Werk

Ambitious, Driven, Career-focused, and Part-time: Meet the Women of Werk

Meet the co-founders of Werk, a new company that matches ambitious women with high-level flex- and part-time jobs.

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