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A woman leans in to a career in mechanical engineering in India.

Bhagyashree Bhatia Mechanical Engineer
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Fear

A woman discovers that she is going blind—and learns to confront her health challenges instead of hiding from them.

Nicole C. Kear Author
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Leadership

A woman looks back on becoming the first woman in her family to graduate from college.

Jackie Garrido Onboarding Program Manager, Facebook
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School

A CEO looks back on losing her class election at 15—and what it taught her about resilience.

Erica Dhawan CEO, Cotential
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Partner Stories

TEKsystems' Director of Diversity shares how she learned to be her own champion and change her workplace.

Michelle Webb Director of Diversity & Inclusion, TEKsystems
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Starting Out

A valedictorian at City Colleges of Chicago shares how she made a fresh start in America and learned to succeed at school.

Hyo Jin Park Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
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Overcoming Adversity

A valedictorian at City Colleges of Chicago shares how she overcame a cycle of physical abuse in her family.

Channel Clanton Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
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Overcoming Adversity

A City Colleges of Chicago valedictorian shares how she became the first woman in her family to earn a college degree.

Shaunea Brown Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
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Leadership

An executive recalls growing up in a small town in India and falling in love with computers.

Uma Rami Senior Vice President, SAP
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Starting Out

A Mexican weaver defies her parents to attend an artisan's workshop -- and leans in to her entrepreneurial spirit.

Marina Lopez Antonio Weaver
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Career Transitions

A traditional artisan in Kyrgyzstan becomes a self-taught entrepreneur.

Mairam Omurzakova Artisan and Entrepreneur
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Parenting

A woman writes a thank you letter to her father.

Avery Blank Attorney