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Chantel Waterbury
Taking Risks

A direct-sales jeweler chooses her business plan over her dream job.

Chantel Waterbury Founder & CEO
Karen Catlin
Partner Stories

A software VP programs a new direction for her career.

Karen Catlin Advocate for Technical Women
Nora M. Denzel
Partner Stories

After 12 years a woman finds the self-confidence to move on to a new role.

Nora M. Denzel Angel Investor
Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Taking Risks

A celebrated Congresswoman shares her thoughts on leadership.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Congresswoman
Joanna Coles
Taking Risks

Pregnant and without a visa, a determined editor gets creative to land her next opportunity.

Joanna Coles Editor in Chief
Cynthia Gallagher
Partner Stories

After surviving domestic violence, one woman finds the strength to continue living.

Cynthia Gallagher VP and Deputy Controller
Julie Jackson
Speaking Up

An educator effects positive change for students.

Julie Jackson Managing Director, Uncommon Newark
Harriet Chebet Ng'ok
Partner Stories

A finance professional returns to her roots and finds true meaning in her work.

Harriet Chebet Ng'ok Financial Consultant
Monica Thammarath
Starting Out

A young college graduate puts her own priorities second to serve her community.

Monica Thammarath Education Policy Expert
Layla Luciano
Taking Risks

A fashion model finds beauty in strength – inside and out.

Layla Luciano Fitness Professional
Stacy Taubman
Taking Risks

Inspired by her love of mentorship, one teacher takes a year off from teaching to start her own company.

Stacy Taubman Educator & Founder
Tyra Banks
Taking Risks

An aspiring filmmaker's future is forever changed by a librarian, a catwalk and a golden opportunity.

Tyra Banks CEO, Producer & Model

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