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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.

Meet the Doctor With a Side Hustle—or Three

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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’

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

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…

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