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Mountaineer Alison Levine Talks Toughness and Leadership

August 24, 2017

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

August 17, 2017

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

On teaching women to take risks and embrace mistakes.

Meet the Doctor With a Side Hustle—or Three

August 11, 2017

Meet the Doctor With a Side Hustle—or Three

Dr. Raj has never been satisfied doing “only one thing.”

Tara Sorensen Is Defining the Next Generation of TV Watchers

August 04, 2017

Tara Sorensen Is Defining the Next Generation of TV Watchers

TV executive Tara Sorensen on what all the kids will be watching next.

Sabra’s CEO: Why Taking a Year Off Work Was Great for Her Career

July 28, 2017

Sabra’s CEO: Why Taking a Year Off Work Was Great for Her Career

Shali Shalit Shoval, the CEO of Sabra, on the importance of a fresh perspective.

TED’s Lisa Choi Owens: Pay Attention to What Keeps You Up at Night

July 21, 2017

TED’s Lisa Choi Owens: Pay Attention to What Keeps You Up at Night

On leadership, presence, and the stories behind great TED talks.

Attorney Carrie Goldberg and the Crusade Against Revenge Porn

July 12, 2017

Attorney Carrie Goldberg and the Crusade Against Revenge Porn

Lawyer Carrie Goldberg is waging war on revenge porn, one slimeball at a time.

How Mandy Len Catron Made a Career Out of Love Stories (Including Her Own)

July 07, 2017

How Mandy Len Catron Made a Career Out of Love Stories (Including Her Own)

When your love life becomes public—by your own design.

The Inexhaustible Optimist: Meet Heather McGhee, President of Demos

June 30, 2017

The Inexhaustible Optimist: Meet Heather McGhee, President of Demos

Heather McGhee became the president of Demos, a New York-based think tank focused on creating a democracy where all people…

How Natasha Nurse Went From Lawyer to Lifestyle Guru

June 23, 2017

How Natasha Nurse Went From Lawyer to Lifestyle Guru

The founder of Dressing Room 8 on plus-size fashion and defying social norms.

CEO Vanessa Cartwright Thinks Common Sense Is ‘Massively Underrated’

June 16, 2017

CEO Vanessa Cartwright Thinks Common Sense Is ‘Massively Underrated’

The newly-minted CEO talk transparency, dressing one’s age, and the most underrated quality in the workplace.

Spandex Leggings Not Required: Meet Corporate Yogi Poh Teng

June 09, 2017

Spandex Leggings Not Required: Meet Corporate Yogi Poh Teng

Poh Teng knows a thing or two about managing work-related stress: She began her career as a biochemist, and now…

Valerie Silensky on Marathons, Money Laundering, and Fighting Financial Crime

June 02, 2017

Valerie Silensky on Marathons, Money Laundering, and Fighting Financial Crime

State Department officer Valerie Silensky fights international financial crime—and runs the occasional marathon on the side.

The Messages Your Clothes Send: An HR Director Talks Work Outfits

May 26, 2017

The Messages Your Clothes Send: An HR Director Talks Work Outfits

The HR director on looking “elegantly formidable.”

Tiffany Dufu Wants You to Cut Yourself Some Slack

May 19, 2017

Tiffany Dufu Wants You to Cut Yourself Some Slack

Tiffany Dufu, the author of “Drop the Ball,” on achieving more by giving yourself a break.

Karen Cahn Wants You To Ask For More Money (and Fail Cheaper)

May 11, 2017

Karen Cahn Wants You To Ask For More Money (and Fail Cheaper)

The founder of iFundWomen wants to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs.

Amanda Steinberg on Money, Burnout, and Learning Your Worth

May 06, 2017

Amanda Steinberg on Money, Burnout, and Learning Your Worth

The founder of DailyWorth lives by her own rules.

Ann Shoket on “Badass Babes,” Her New Career Phase, and Changing the Rules

April 28, 2017

Ann Shoket on “Badass Babes,” Her New Career Phase, and Changing the Rules

The author of “The Big Life” takes on her career’s next chapter.

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

April 21, 2017

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

April 15, 2017

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

April 08, 2017

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.

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