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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
Jennifer Cheung
Taking Risks

A woman learns that it's never too late to begin her career.

Jennifer Cheung Math Instructor
Mary Brutovski
Taking Risks

One woman makes the courageous decision to come out.

Mary Brutovski Director, Communications
Sharon Poczter
Motherhood

A daughter writes an emotional letter to her forward-thinking mother.

Sharon Poczter Assistant Professor
Ronna Detrick
Speaking Up

One woman uses faith to lean in to a purposeful life.

Ronna Detrick Writer & Speaker
Joanna Shields
Motherhood

A single mom discovers that the corporate race isn't the only one she needs to win.

Joanna Shields Under-Secretary of State - Minister for Internet Safety & Security - Life Peer, House of Lords
Adiba Nelson
Motherhood

A single mom unexpectedly finds partners to lean in with.

Adiba Nelson Author
Stevana Case
Offers & Negotiations

A professional gamer takes her career to the next level when she takes a risk on a challenging position.

Stevana Case Senior Account Executive
Devon Spurgeon
Starting Out

Self-reliance and confidence leads to one woman’s unconventional success.

Devon Spurgeon EVP of Global Strategies
Kelly Wickham
Overcoming Adversity

A teen mother realizes her potential for leadership when she speaks up.


Kelly Wickham Assistant Principal
Allie Townsend
Starting Out

Buoyed by the strength of her mother, a young writer braves New York City.

Allie Townsend Editor
Hardip Passananti
Partner Stories

After a tragic loss, a mother of three leans in to her decision to return to work.

Hardip Passananti Intellectual Property Expert

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