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There are no short cuts in life, writes Cheryl Hyman, the chancellor of Chicago’s community colleges. Her advice: set your goals high, work hard and don’t look back.
The first day of high school was nerve-racking, writes 15-year-old Emily Spangler. Here's how she leaned into freshman year.
Richard Barth, the CEO of the KIPP charter-school network, on three lessons for academic (and life) success.
The new coeditor of the storied literary journal on taking a job at a historically-male publication -- and what it means for women.
A new citywide campaign is the first of its kind to tackle body image and girls' self-esteem. The campaign's creator speaks about her inspiration.
In the first of a special four-part series on leaning in, the gals of Stuff Mom Never Told You -- the weekly podcast from HowStuffWorks -- take on negotiation.
Every so often, Lean In will collaborate with 'The Women Take Over' to highlight an inspirational woman making a difference in the world.
Sarah Thomas looks to break barriers and become the NFL's first full-time female referee.
A gang of fearless women in India have taken it upon themselves to protect the poor and call out the country’s most corrupt officials.
Breaking down femininity: how parents pick the sports their daughters play.
NASA teams up with Mattel in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Curiosity rover landing on Mars.
Except for the heaviest lifting, Mekedes Getachew says, the laborers "all do the same work and we don't really say this is a man's job, but when it comes to salary there's a difference."
My life did not begin under perfect circumstances, but I had a family who believed I could persevere. I am blessed to know I can be that positive voice and source of support for others.
Ty-Licia Hooker, Student & Co-Founder of the Summer Success and Leadership Academy
I’m a firm believer that action can solve so many worries, and just powering through, no matter what, can give you the confidence you need when you feel like you’ve got nothing to offer.
Reese Witherspoon, Producer & Academy-award winning Actress
If there is a single trait that all Afghan women share, it’s determination. Put another way, we lean in.
Shireen Rahmani, Director of Human Resources, Roshan
Training beside me was a huge shock for many of these young alpha males. Here was a 37-year-old mother of two doing as well or better than almost all of them.
Major Lisa Jaster, Delivery Engineer, Shell Oil/Major, US Army Reserve
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