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Ayumi Ode
Taking Risks

An educator shares the story of her childhood and its impact on how she helps students in Japan today.

Ayumi Ode Educator
Ann Graham Price
Overcoming Adversity

A woman works to overcome a tragic childhood.

Ann Graham Price Writer & Educator
Booyeon Lee Allen
Taking Risks

A U.S. Foreign Service Officer encourages students in South Korea to lean in and fight their fears.

Booyeon Lee Allen U.S. Foreign Service Officer
Kirsten Miller
Speaking Up

A journalist shares her rocky road to graduate school.

Kirsten Miller Vice President
Deborah W. Brooks
Member Stories

One woman finds balance by leaning in.

Deborah W. Brooks Executive Vice Chairman
Gretchen DeKnikker
Starting Out

A strong-willed woman overcomes challenges to find success.

Gretchen DeKnikker Co-Founder & CMO
Nina Gannes
Speaking Up

A young woman leans in to speak up.

Nina Gannes Troublemaker
Karen McDaniel
Taking Risks

An introvert conquers her fear of public speaking.

Karen McDaniel Sr. Product Manager
DeBora M. Ricks
Speaking Up

An intrepid lawyer works her way to the top.

DeBora M. Ricks Speaker & Author
Franne McNeal
Speaking Up

A leader learns the truth behind what she values in the workplace.

Franne McNeal President, Significant Business Results, LLC
Sue Stockdale
Taking Risks

Inspired by an impossible challenge, one woman takes on an impossible feat.

Sue Stockdale Polar Adventurer
Adrienne Arieff
Taking Risks

One woman leans into starting a global family.

Adrienne Arieff Author & Communications Professional

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