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Kellie McElhaney
Taking Risks

A professor proves that standing up for women isn't just the right thing to do -- it's good business.

Kellie McElhaney Professor
Teraya White

A woman strives to find teachers who will change students' lives the way her own teacher changed hers.

Teraya White Talent Management
Kelley Heye
Taking Risks

A woman finds a path to personal fitness that welcomes athletes and non-athletes alike.

Kelley Heye Personal Trainer
Megan ElBialy

A recruiter learns to own her own success -- and urges other women to do the same.

Megan ElBialy Recruiter
Drew Filus

A writer creates a children's series to change assumptions that a scientist is a "he."

Drew Filus Writer and Filmmaker
Amy Hilliard
Taking Risks

A marketer takes a seat at the table -- and learns from others who are seated there too.

Amy Hilliard Principal, The Hilliard Group, LLC
Maxine Williams
Taking Risks

An ambitious woman writes about taking risks in order to achieve success.

Maxine Williams Global Head of Diversity
Nola Barackman
Taking Risks

Nola Barackman on living in Harlem, and what it has taught her about leaning in.

Nola Barackman Recent Graduate
Rena Wang
Story - Stage of Life

A college student writes about the importance of mentorship and how she decided to help create opportunities for women at her school.

Rena Wang Student
Leslie Tolf
Taking Risks

Leslie Tolf shares her story of the corporate jungle gym and bringing her "whole self" to work.

Leslie Tolf President, Union Privilege.
Deb Gruenfeld
Story - Stage of Life

A professor and academic writes about balancing home and work life while dealing with a child's illness and divorce.

Deb Gruenfeld Lean In, Board Member

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