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Ty-Licia Hooker
Overcoming Adversity

A young woman finds her voice and uses it to inspire a new generation of leaders.

Ty-Licia Hooker Co-Founder of the Summer Success and Leadership Academy, University of the Pacific
Rachel Sales
Overcoming Adversity

A woman leans in to her love of travel.

Rachel Sales Co-Founder, Pink Pangea
Jing Qu
Speaking Out

A college freshman learns to speak up and stand out.

Jing Qu Student
Susannah Rose Stokes
Women in Leadership

A U.S. Marine Corps officer shares her lean in story from Afghanistan.

Susannah Rose Stokes 1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Sonya Rhodes

A wife negotiates for the changes she wants within her marriage.

Sonya Rhodes Author and Educator
Jessica Steel

The President of UrbanSitter writes an open letter to the person who has helped her to lean in: her husband.

Jessica Steel President, UrbanSitter
Nicole Ng
Story - Stage of Life

While working on her school newspaper, a young woman learns there is more to leadership than being nice.

Nicole Ng Student
Osi Imeokparia

A woman learns to navigate an old family nickname: "Bossy Osi."

Osi Imeokparia Product Management Director
Stephanie Wear
Taking Risks

A marine biologist faces her fear of diving—with an unexpected outcome.

Stephanie Wear Lead Scientist for Coral Reef Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
Kate Klise
Career Transitions

A writer overcomes criticism and takes control of her own story.

Kate Klise Writer
Marjorie McCowan
Speaking Up

A woman learns that abuse doesn't define her -- and becomes an advocate for others who grew up like her.

Marjorie McCowan UG Representative, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc
Richa Grover
Taking Risks

A woman leaves India to work abroad, keeping home close to her heart.

Richa Grover Child Rights Social Worker

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