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Erin Fors
Taking Risks

In the process of launching a company, Erin Fors learned what it means to lean in and embrace life's challenges.

Erin Fors Co-Founder at Cutline Communications
Barbara Williams

The first woman to coach in a men's professional sports league on a lifetime of leaning in.

Barbara Williams Former NHL Skating Coach
Whitney O'Banner

A woman reflects on her career in tech – and shares how she's paying it forward

Whitney O'Banner Austin Campus Director, Dev Bootcamp
Sarah Thontwa
Overcoming Adversity

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

Sarah Thontwa Greenmash Congo
Channel Clanton
Overcoming Adversity

A valedictorian at City Colleges of Chicago shares how she overcame a cycle of physical abuse in her family.

Channel Clanton Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
Shaunea Brown
Overcoming Adversity

A City Colleges of Chicago valedictorian shares how she became the first woman in her family to earn a college degree.

Shaunea Brown Recent graduate, City Colleges of Chicago
Elizabeth Carrandi Molina
Overcoming Adversity

A woman overcomes both external and internal barriers to earn her doctoral degree.

Elizabeth Carrandi Molina Ph.D. Candidate
Cheryl LaSonde
Overcoming Adversity

A domestic abuse survivor helps other victims find community and heal.

Cheryl LaSonde Domestic Violence Safe House Manager
Miriam Seitler
Overcoming Adversity

A student discovers she has cancer—and decides she won't let that stop her from chasing her goals.

Miriam Seitler Law Student
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
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

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