Perseverance

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Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard/Perseverance

Congresswoman for Hawaii's Second Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives

A: There are too many examples to name.  Most recently, during my campaign for Congress, I faced an uphill battle in many ways. I was told over and over that I ...

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Elizabeth Gore

Elizabeth Gore/Perseverance

Resident Entrepreneur, UN Foundation

A: My husband is my rock. I have always been confident and independent, but after getting married – it took my career and person life to another level. Having a partner ...

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Manisha Thakor/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, MoneyZen Wealth Management, LLC

A: A while back my mom gave me a "weeble wobble."  For anyone born after 1970, they are egg-shaped toys that bounce back and forth on a table-top. Their tagline was ...

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Alyse Nelson

Alyse Nelson/Perseverance

President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

A: In the last year, we have seen women in the Middle East and North Africa advocate for phenomenal, unprecedented shifts — shifts in civic engagement, in politics, in cultural perception ...

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Iris Chen

Iris Chen/Perseverance

Executive Director, The Fund for Public Schools

A: My organization is currently undergoing a major transformation and change is hard. I wasn’t hired to change the organization and our leadership at the Board and staff level didn’t initially ...

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Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson/Perseverance

Founder, Spark and Hustle & Women for Hire

A: When I wanted to quit my “steady” job to start a “risky” business, everyone except my husband and my mother said I was insane.  They scoffed at the notion that ...

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