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Katie Pantell
Starting Out

Katie Pantell shares her struggle with imposter syndrome and how her Circle helped her to confront her fear of failure.

Katie Pantell Student
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.

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