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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.

Things We


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.
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.

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.
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.
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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