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Sarah Thontwa
Overcoming Adversity

A woman files a wrongful termination suit—and gets justice.

Sarah Thontwa Greenmash Congo
Nancy McIntyre

A former teacher works to build all-female robotics teams in schools.

Nancy McIntyre Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
Diana Zarowin & Zach Schwarzbaum

Diana and Zach discuss a new interpretation of what it means to "lean in."

Diana Zarowin & Zach Schwarzbaum NYU Stern
Lelemba Phiri
Like a Boss

Before returning to Zambia, a woman takes on South Africa's biggest rollercoaster— and learns to enjoy the ride.

Lelemba Phiri Zoona Zambia Limited
Tammy Livers
Women in Leadership

A trailblazer in the electrical industry on "crashing the glass ceiling."

Tammy Livers Vice President Sales RWDD
Crystal Huskey

A journalist finds confidence through the power of practice.

Crystal Huskey Editor
Julia Landauer

A race car driver takes the wheel.

Julia Landauer Race Car Driver
Marco Arcé

A young man comes to America to build a career—under the mentorship of women.

Marco Arcé Director at Marco Polo Investments
Sara Landas and Holli Rae

Two first-time filmmakers hit the road to make a documentary about women across America.

Sara Landas and Holli Rae Filmmakers
Laura Dunn
Career Transitions

A woman overcomes anxiety about public speaking to take on a presentation at work.

Laura Dunn Social Media and Communications
Bhagyashree Bhatia
Around the Globe

A woman leans in to a career in mechanical engineering in India.

Bhagyashree Bhatia Mechanical Engineer
Nicole C. Kear

A woman discovers that she is going blind—and learns to confront her health challenges instead of hiding from them.

Nicole C. Kear Author

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