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Julissa Reynoso, Former U.S. Ambassador, on Confidence and Cowboy Boots

Julissa Reynoso, Former U.S. Ambassador, on Confidence and Cowboy Boots

The lawyer and former U.S. Ambassador discusses morning routines, signature sombreros, and working for Hillary Clinton.

CNN’S Laurie Segall on Misfits, Underdogs, and Getting in the Door

CNN’S Laurie Segall on Misfits, Underdogs, and Getting in the Door

Talking to CNN’s tech correspondent about power, inappropriate texts, and phone addiction.

Jordan Brooks on Working at the White House and Career Lessons from Michelle Obama

Jordan Brooks on Working at the White House and Career Lessons from Michelle Obama

The COO of the United State of Women on transitioning from assistant to boss.

Army Veteran Jas Boothe on Homelessness, the Military, and the Power of Oprah

Army Veteran Jas Boothe on Homelessness, the Military, and the Power of Oprah

The founder of Final Salute, a nonprofit dedicated to homeless female veterans, on “always being better than your circumstances.”

Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity NYC, on the Work/Life Balance Fallacy

Karen Haycox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity NYC, on the Work/Life Balance Fallacy

We talked unexpected job changes and why she doesn’t believe in five-year plans.

Kristy Wallace, the CEO of Ellevate, on Building a Network and Taking a ‘Confidence Pill’

Kristy Wallace, the CEO of Ellevate, on Building a Network and Taking a ‘Confidence Pill’

Kristy Wallace on networking, confidence, and why you should never ask to “pick someone’s brain.”

Ana Bermudez, Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Probation, Separates the Deed From the Doer

Ana Bermudez, Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Probation, Separates the Deed From the Doer

New York City’s first Latina Commissioner of Probation on boundaries, uncomfortable conversations, and the upside to being oblivious.

Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

Part of the legal team that won federal recognition for gay marriage, Julie Fink and her law partner have now started their own firm.

A Lawyer of Many Talents: Lara Bazelon Talks Family, Justice, and Ambition

A Lawyer of Many Talents: Lara Bazelon Talks Family, Justice, and Ambition

The respected litigator (and soon-to-be book author) on career, divorce, and the challenges of being a female in the courtroom.

Psychologist Ayelet Fishbach Wants Us to Make Smarter Decisions—And Have More Fun

Psychologist Ayelet Fishbach Wants Us to Make Smarter Decisions—And Have More Fun

Business school professor Ayelet Fishbach talks temptation, intuition, and psychological tricks to live by.

Yondi Morris on Starting Her Own Law Firm and Being the Only Black Woman in the Room

Yondi Morris on Starting Her Own Law Firm and Being the Only Black Woman in the Room

Lawyer Yondi Morris on mentors, fortuitous elevator rides, and how it feels to be a minority in a room full of white men.

Ana Homayoun Wants You to ‘Take a <em>B’</em>

Ana Homayoun Wants You to ‘Take a B’

The author and entrepreneur talks perfectionism and preventing burnout.

Architect Louise Harpman Talks Creativity and Miniature Houses

Architect Louise Harpman Talks Creativity and Miniature Houses

The co-designer of the zeroHouse on spaces that make us thrive.

Alex Amouyel Tackles the World’s Problems, One “Solver” at a Time

Alex Amouyel Tackles the World’s Problems, One “Solver” at a Time

The executive director of Solve at MIT talks non-linear career paths, life on the road, and the upside of quitting her PhD.

Candice Morgan, Pinterest’s Head of Diversity, Takes Nothing for Granted

Candice Morgan, Pinterest’s Head of Diversity, Takes Nothing for Granted

“By nature, my role can be like pushing a rock uphill.”

Career Advice From Cathie Black: Don’t Take Rejection Personally

Career Advice From Cathie Black: Don’t Take Rejection Personally

The publishing world titan on first impressions, gumption, and asking for “the whole loaf of bread.”

Carolyn Murnick on Memoir, Murder, and Vulnerability

Carolyn Murnick on Memoir, Murder, and Vulnerability

Editor Carolyn Murnick on investigating a serial killer (and publishing a book) on top of her full-time job.

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

Art Within Reach: The Women Behind the Affordable Art Fair

The co-directors of the Affordable Art Fair talk style, self-improvement, and artists to watch.

Jessica Bennett on Saying No and Why You Don’t Need a “Mentor”

Jessica Bennett on Saying No and Why You Don’t Need a “Mentor”

The Feminist Fight Club author talks freelancing, peer advice, and “Skirtfest.”

Mountaineer Alison Levine Talks Toughness and Leadership

Mountaineer Alison Levine Talks Toughness and Leadership

On pushing past self-doubt to reach improbable heights.

The Failure Guru: Meet Girl Starter’s Jeannine Shao Collins

The Failure Guru: Meet Girl Starter’s Jeannine Shao Collins

On teaching women to take risks and embrace mistakes.

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