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Anita McBride
Taking Risks

A phone call prompts one woman to take the chance of a lifetime.

Anita McBride Former Chief of Staff
Cristi Hegranes
Taking Risks

A newly-minted journalist shares her passion by empowering writers around the world.

Cristi Hegranes Founder & Executive Director
Laila Alawa
Speaking Up

A student stands up for her career and her faith when her school tries to make her choose.

Laila Alawa Artist & Researcher
Tanja Prinzessin zu Waldeck
Member Stories

A new mom teams up with her partner to focus on what's important.

Tanja Prinzessin zu Waldeck CEO
Nikki Flanders
Starting Out

A proven entrepreneur takes a chance in the corporate world.

Nikki Flanders Managing Director
Melody DeFlorio
Member Stories

A husband takes on primary parenting duties as his wife leans into a new career.

Melody DeFlorio Associate Director
Joanna Shields
Motherhood

A single mom discovers that the corporate race isn't the only one she needs to win.

Joanna Shields Under-Secretary of State - Minister for Internet Safety & Security - Life Peer, House of Lords
Emma Walmsley
Partner Stories

A successful leader takes her biggest leap yet.

Emma Walmsley President, GSK Consumer Healthcare
Jacki Kelley
Taking Risks

One woman takes a chance on a challenging job opportunity.

Jacki Kelley CEO
Christina Fialho
Taking Risks

Inspired by her father, a law school graduate takes a leap of faith to help her community.

Christina Fialho Executive Director
Zabe Bent
Member Stories

An artist learns to blend her business skills with her love of design.

Zabe Bent Owner & Designer
Verena Delius
Member Stories

Presented with a choice opportunity, one mother chooses to lean in.

Verena Delius CEO

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