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

December 14, 2017

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

December 01, 2017

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

November 29, 2017

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

November 21, 2017

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>

November 13, 2017

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

October 27, 2017

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

October 11, 2017

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

October 05, 2017

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

September 26, 2017

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

September 14, 2017

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

September 09, 2017

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”

September 01, 2017

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

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…

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