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The Secret to an Equal Marriage? Ask for What You Need.

At 31, Sharon Meers gave her soon-to-be-husband a typed up list of exactly what she needed to feel equal in a marriage. It worked.

The Women Take Over: ‘Smart Girl’ Meredith Walker

Every so often, Lean In will collaborate with ‘The Women Take Over’ to highlight an inspirational woman making a difference in the world.

Stuff Mom Never Told You: The Workplace Fear Factor

In part two of a special Lean In series from Stuff Mom Never Told You, hosts Cristen and Caroline take on “impostor syndrome.”

I Overcame My Fear. I’m Running for Mayor of My Town.

A committed mother and public servant embraces opportunity and leans into her local mayoral race.

Stuff Mom Never Told You: Negotiate Like a Woman

In the first of a special four-part series on leaning in, the gals of Stuff Mom Never Told You — the weekly podcast from HowStuffWorks — take on negotiation.

Meet the Woman Behind NYC’s ‘I’m a Girl’ Project

A new citywide campaign is the first of its kind to tackle body image and girls’ self-esteem. The campaign’s creator speaks about her inspiration.

Why I Leaned Into a Job at ‘The Southern Review’

The new coeditor of the storied literary journal on taking a job at a historically-male publication — and what it means for women.

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Leadership

Laverne Cox Is The First Transgender Person On The Cover Of TIME

“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say ‘This is who I am,’” Cox says.

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Girls In Action

13-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Girl to Scale Mount Everest

Malavath Purna climbs 29,029 feet to reach the summit of the highest mountain in the world.

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Parenting

Air Force to Offer Airmen 3 Years of Family Leave

The Air Force will launch a pilot program later this year to support airmen as they begin families.

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Cool Stories

Meet The 9 Films That Have Passed The Bechdel Test In 2014 So Far

We’re almost halfway through the year. Let’s see how it’s going for women in film in 2014.

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Men Leaning In

Kevin Durant On His Mom, “The Real MVP”

Watch the NBA star’s moving tribute to his mom (we dare you not to cry).

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