women and men are leaning in.

Read Their Stories

Paola
Women in Leadership

A student realizes that if she wants to advocate for others, she must first learn to advocate for herself.

Paola Jessurun Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Mendoza
Leadership

A Marine on how she learned to sit at the table.

Gunnery Sergeant JoAnna Mendoza United States Marine Corps
SARAH
Overcoming Adversity

A woman files a wrongful termination suit—and gets justice.

Sarah Thontwa Country Program Manager, Greenmash
NANCY
Education

A former teacher works to build all-female robotics teams in schools.

Nancy McIntyre Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Leaninstory2
Like a Boss

Before returning to Zambia, a woman takes on South Africa's biggest rollercoaster— and learns to enjoy the ride.

Lelemba Phiri Managing Director
electricalindustry
Women in Leadership

A trailblazer in the electrical industry on "crashing the glass ceiling."

Tammy Livvers Vice President Sales RWDD
crystal

A journalist finds confidence through the power of practice.

Crystal Huskey Editor
Photo by George Baier IV
Inspiration

A race car driver takes the wheel.

Julia Landauer Race Car Driver
Marco Arcé
Leadership

A young man comes to America to build a career—under the mentorship of women.

Marco Arcé Director at Marco Polo Investments
goddessproject
Communication

Two first-time filmmakers hit the road to make a documentary about women across America.

Sara Landas and Holli Rae Filmmakers
leaninstory
Career Transitions

A woman overcomes anxiety about public speaking to take on a presentation at work.

Laura Dunn Social Media and Communications
Photo-Scan
Around the Globe

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

Bhagyashree Bhatia Mechanical Engineer