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Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

Professor Ellen Ensher on Mentorship, Protégés, and Courage Rituals

Life lessons from the mentorship guru.

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

The ‘Lady Economist’ on Women, Ego, Tattoos, and Power in Washington

Talking politics and tattoos with Kate Bahn, an economist at the Center for American Progress.

A Washington, D.C. Strategist on WOO (Winning Others Over)

A Washington, D.C. Strategist on WOO (Winning Others Over)

Get to know KC Sledd, a senior strategy manager based in our nation’s capital.

From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

From Fashion to Tech: Decoded CEO Elizabeth Lukas on Mastering the Career Pivot

How Elizabeth Lukas went from answering phones at an ad agency to running an international tech firm.

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Desks for Success: Perch Founder Lucy Lyle Makes Offices Smarter

Meet the woman on a mission to maximize your productivity with a well-designed office.

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

California’s Coolest Data Scientist: Rumman Chowdhury

On the beauty of data, dude-centric tech culture, and the weird advantages of short hair.

Finance and Feminism: Power Breakfast With Sallie Krawcheck

Finance and Feminism: Power Breakfast With Sallie Krawcheck

MM CEO Sarah Lafleur sits down with the Wall Street legend.

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Elizabeth and Lindsay Burton: “Can I Brag About My Sister for a Minute?”

Power siblings on work ruts, motherhood, and learning calculus in elementary school.

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

Artist Manika Nagare on Discipline and Creativity

The painter discusses her latest work.

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Business, Interpreted: The Tricky Art of Translating Cultures

Meet Tracy Miller, a translator-turned-businesswoman who helps companies avoid cross-cultural snafus.

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sex & Stigma

Psychologist Danielle Sheypuk on Sex & Stigma

Dr. Sheypuk talks style, stereotypes, and Tinder weirdos.

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

Maven CEO Katherine Ryder Is Revolutionizing Medical Care for Woman

Katherine Ryder, the founder of Maven, brings the doctor to your desk.

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

Citigroup’s Elinor Hoover on Diversity, Goal-setting, and Preparing for Success

How to survive—and thrive—in the financial services industry.

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

“The worst thing a journalist can do is be deferential. I’m not afraid of anybody.”

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

Cindy Gallop on Ambition, Sex, and Doing Exactly What She Pleases

The ad industry giant talks about quitting her killer job, finding her “filter,” and becoming a global phenomenon.

NYCLU Lawyer Mariko Hirose Talks Civil Rights, Foster Dogs, and Gender Discrimination

NYCLU Lawyer Mariko Hirose Talks Civil Rights, Foster Dogs, and Gender Discrimination

Meet Mariko Hirose, a dragon-slaying civil rights lawyer at the NYCLU.

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School Professor Malia Mason on the Psychology of Power and Negotiation

Columbia Business School professor Malia Mason on interactive teaching, original thoughts, and being an outsider in her field.

Dr. Talia Kaden on Intra-ocular Medicine and Soda Bottle Surgery Practice

Dr. Talia Kaden on Intra-ocular Medicine and Soda Bottle Surgery Practice

A look into the fascinating life (and closet) of one of our favorite customers, ophthalmology resident Dr. Talia Kaden.

Work/Life, Womansplained: weeSpring CEO Allyson Downey on Career and Motherhood

Work/Life, Womansplained: weeSpring CEO Allyson Downey on Career and Motherhood

Entrepreneur and author Allyson Downey discusses the maternity leave trap, judge-y moms, and how to split up “thinking work” between parents.

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis Is Saving the World With Soap

Erin Zaikis, the founder of soap-recycling nonprofit Sundara, talks auspicious coconuts, the pains of fundraising, and life as a nomad.

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool

As a teacher, marathoner, mother of three, and founder of Wellness in the Schools—a rapidly-expanding nonprofit that brings nutritional food and fitness programs to public schools nationwide—Nancy Easton tackles impossibility with a firm hug (and a salad bar).

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