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Jill Patir
Finding Balance

A stay-at-home mom decides to return to the workforce.

Jill Patir Stay-at-Home Mom
Dave Goldberg
Story - Stage of Life

A CEO reflects on how he created and maintained his team.

Dave Goldberg CEO of SurveyMonkey
Dede Cummings
Overcoming Adversity

An unexpected surgery teaches one woman to lean in to what matters.

Dede Cummings Writer
Anne Knock
Speaking Up

One woman shares her thoughts on feminism.

Anne Knock Director
Rayona Sharpnack
Career Transitions

The world of professional sports is left behind to start the Institute for Women's Leadership.

Rayona Sharpnack Founder
Victoria Pynchon
Starting Out

One woman credits the second wave of the women's movement for helping her succeed.

Victoria Pynchon Attorney
Stefania Mallozzi
Speaking Up

A soon-to-be stepmother confronts issues with gender inequality.

Stefania Mallozzi Project Manager
Deb Xavier
Overcoming Adversity

A young single mother learns the power of changing her mindset and leaning in.

Deb Xavier Chief Inspiration Officer
Julie Kissell
Partner Stories

One woman overcomes adversity to advance within her company.

Julie Kissell Senior Project Manager
Bill Campbell
Offers & Negotiations

A seasoned businessman advises a colleague on negotiation tactics.

Bill Campbell Chairman of the Board
Maxine Dolan
Taking Risks

A successful executive looks back on a celebrated career.

Maxine Dolan Leadership Development Director
Jo Lewis
Partner Stories

A young mother chooses to lean in to the right corporate culture.

Jo Lewis Director of Engagement

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