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What Does a Modern Mom Look Like?

October 19, 2019

What Does a Modern Mom Look Like?

The co-founders of Motherly, a website for millennial moms, talk about their style and identities as parents in the digital age.

The Creator of the Internet’s Biggest Awards Regularly Turns Off Her Phone

October 11, 2019

The Creator of the Internet’s Biggest Awards Regularly Turns Off Her Phone

Webby founder, Tiffany Shlain, makes a case for the “tech Shabbat”—one day a week when you don’t use screens and really connect with the humans in your life.

A CEO and Her Successor Talk Transitioning Power (the Right Way)

October 04, 2019

A CEO and Her Successor Talk Transitioning Power (the Right Way)

The executive director of non-profit Girl Be Heard is passing the torch. Here’s how she and her successor are building an even better future for their organization.

Historian Julie Golia Is Excited To Be Wrong

September 27, 2019

Historian Julie Golia Is Excited To Be Wrong

“You have to love the possibility that your idea is going to get blown up.”

How Sisters and Business Partners Tiffany and Amber Davis Keep Each Other in Check

September 20, 2019

How Sisters and Business Partners Tiffany and Amber Davis Keep Each Other in Check

Tiffany and Amber Davis could give a masterclass on how to ride the waves of a career and ultimately chart your own course.

How Ashley C. Ford Figures Out What She Really Wants

September 13, 2019

How Ashley C. Ford Figures Out What She Really Wants

The author, podcaster, and host of PROFILE by Buzzfeed News spent years following the rules. It wasn’t until she finally learned to break them that her career took off.

How Plantable Founder Nadja Pinnavaia Leapt from Finance to Food

September 06, 2019

How Plantable Founder Nadja Pinnavaia Leapt from Finance to Food

Having lost various family members to cancer and other health-related ailments, the former finance executive found a healthy new purpose.

Dr. Uché Blackstock Knows She’s a Unicorn

August 30, 2019

Dr. Uché Blackstock Knows She’s a Unicorn

She’s saving lives in the emergency room — by advocating for diversity in medicine.

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.

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