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Matthew Slutsky
Speaking Up

A man overcomes 'imposter syndrome' and learns to sit at the table.

Matthew Slutsky Managing Director of Partnerships, Change.Org
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
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
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
Jessica Holden
Taking Risks

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

Jessica Holden UG Representative, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Danielle Moore
Speaking Up

A new mom learns that to get the support she needs, all she has to do is ask.

Danielle Moore Supply Base Manager
Brad Meltzer

An author writes a children's book series to show his kids what heroism is really about.

Brad Meltzer Writer
Shari Raymond
Taking Risks

An NBC page shows how perseverance can turn "no" into "yes."

Shari Raymond Web Producer
Stacye Montez
Taking Risks

A woman learns to stand her ground in a room where no one else looks like her.

Stacye Montez Executive Director of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Amy Hilliard
Taking Risks

A marketer takes a seat at the table -- and learns from others who are seated there too.

Amy Hilliard Principal, The Hilliard Group, LLC
Rena Wang
Story - Stage of Life

A college student writes about the importance of mentorship and how she decided to help create opportunities for women at her school.

Rena Wang Student
Leslie Tolf
Taking Risks

Leslie Tolf shares her story of the corporate jungle gym and bringing her "whole self" to work.

Leslie Tolf President, Union Privilege.

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