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Dorothy Nicholls
Speaking Up

An executive extends a deadline in order to deliver a better product.

Dorothy Nicholls Vice President
Karen Walrond
Speaking Up

When faced with a sexist request, a resource attorney comes up with a creative solution.

Karen Walrond Lawyer & Photographer
Adam Robitel
Mentors & Role Models

A talented writer gets creative inspiration from a lifelong mentor: his grandmother.

Adam Robitel Screenwriter & Director
Beth Colt
Taking Risks

A busy mom and innkeeper takes a prep school to new heights.

Beth Colt Innkeeper
Alli Worthington
Taking Risks

After her husband loses his job, a resourceful woman transforms into a savvy entrepreneur.

Alli Worthington The Accidental Entrepreneur
Maryam Banikarim
Taking Risks

A CMO has 30 days to pull off the biggest presentation of the year.

Maryam Banikarim SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Cathy Merrill Williams
Mentors & Role Models

A determined daughter inherits the legacy of a lifetime from her well-respected father.

Cathy Merrill Williams Small Business Owner
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Taking Risks

A young woman from humble roots goes after a challenging national position.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers Congresswoman
Darlene Damm
Taking Risks

A working woman takes a big risk to pursue her childhood dreams.

Darlene Damm Change Leader
Sen. Mazie Hirono
Mentors & Role Models

A celebrated leader shares the legacy of her mentor and hero: her mother

Sen. Mazie Hirono U.S. Senator
Sen. Kay Hagan
Member Stories

Leaving the comfort of the known, a politician runs for a national position.

Sen. Kay Hagan U.S. Senator
Elisa Donovan
Member Stories

A New York actress follows her heart to Hollywood.

Elisa Donovan Actress & Writer

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