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Sara Hastreiter
Cool Stories

A sailor joins an all-female team in a male-dominated sport.

Sara Hastreiter Sailor
Lisa Utzschneider
Career Transitions

A leader at Yahoo on why picking jobs that others questioned and even ruled out is the best career advice she ever received.

Lisa Utzschneider Chief Revenue Officer, Yahoo
Rabbi David Segal
Cool Stories

Rabbi David Segal on how how the birth of his daughter led him to reflect on generations of family history.

Rabbi David Segal Aspen Jewish Congregation
Masih Alinejad

An Iranian woman on letting her hair down -- literally.

Masih Alinejad Journalist
Anna Jacobson
Cool Stories

A contractor on breaking stereotypes in her field -- and beginning to think about gender at work.

Anna Jacobson Construction Contractor
Jonathan Segal
Gender in the Workplace

A manager reflects on witnessing gender bias in the workplace -- and what he did to stop it.

Jonathan Segal Duane Morris Institute
Kat Gordon
Women in Leadership

Kat Gordon on why the person you've been waiting for could very well be you.

Kat Gordon Founder/Creative Director
Sepo Haihambo
Like a Boss

In the face of setbacks, a woman refuses to give up her dream of the C-suite.

Sepo Haihambo Standard Bank Namibia
Mercedes Calcano

An artist comes to America to receive an education—and learns about herself too.

Mercedes Calcano Artist
Kristen Noel
Career Transitions

A woman seeks–– and finds–– a new start.

Kristen Noel Author
Paola Jessurun
Women in Leadership

A student realizes that if she wants to advocate for others, she must first learn to advocate for herself.

Paola Jessurun Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Gunnery Sergeant JoAnna Mendoza

A Marine on how she learned to sit at the table.

Gunnery Sergeant JoAnna Mendoza United States Marine Corps

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