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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
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
Kelly Dinglasan Minton
Taking Risks

A woman leans in to a new opportunity and joins the U.S. Digital Service.

Kelly Dinglasan Minton U.S. Digital Service
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
Phuong Mai
Taking Risks

A management consultant turns an injury into an opportunity for innovation.

Phuong Mai Founder, P.MAI
Reina Staley
Taking Risks

A woman leans in to a new opportunity and joins the Defense Digital Service.

Reina Staley Defense Digital Service
Hillary Kerr
Taking Risks

The co-founder of Clique Media reflects on overcoming obstacles to get her company off the ground.

Hillary Kerr Co-founder, Clique Media Group
Sarah Hughes
Taking Risks

An Olympic figure skater determines her next move: law school.

Sarah Hughes Olympic Figure Skater & Law Student
Stephanie Wear
Taking Risks

A marine biologist faces her fear of diving—with an unexpected outcome.

Stephanie Wear Lead Scientist for Coral Reef Conservation, The Nature Conservancy
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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