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Sanya Khurana
Starting Out

After feeling out of place for being a female coder, Sanya found a support group that encouraged her to lean in.

Sanya Khurana Student
Danielle Mcletchie
Story - Stage of Life

Danielle Mcletchie on being a black woman in engineering.

Danielle Mcletchie Student
Kathy Pham
Taking Risks

Kathy left her job at Google for a role at the U.S. Digital Service to honor her mother’s legacy.

Kathy Pham Computer Scientist and Cancer Patient Sidekick
Madeline Fraser
Taking Risks

A start-up co-founder leans in to Shark Tank –– and shares what she's learned.

Madeline Fraser Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, Homee
ifeoma Ebinumoliseh
Starting Out

A woman fights for her education in Nigeria.

ifeoma Ebinumoliseh University of KwaZulu-Natal
Hyo Jin Park
Starting Out

A valedictorian at City Colleges of Chicago shares how she made a fresh start in America and learned to succeed at school.

Hyo Jin Park Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
Marina Lopez Antonio
Starting Out

A Mexican weaver defies her parents to attend an artisan's workshop -- and leans in to her entrepreneurial spirit.

Marina Lopez Antonio Weaver
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
Richa Grover
Taking Risks

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

Richa Grover Child Rights Social Worker
Alice Bentinck
Taking Risks

A woman who thought programming wasn't for her leans in — by learning to code.

Alice Bentinck Cofounder, Code First: Girls and Entrepreneur First
Jessica Holden
Taking Risks

A woman finds her voice as an advocate for foster children.

Jessica Holden UG Representative, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Claudia Reuter
Taking Risks

A woman builds her startup — and makes leaning in a habit.

Claudia Reuter CEO, SchoolChapters, Inc.

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