Perseverance

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Elizabeth Lesser

Elizabeth Lesser/Perseverance

Co-founder and Senior Advisor, Omega Institute

A: This is such an important question to me that I wrote an entire book about it. Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow. In it I describe the ...

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Amy Abrams/Perseverance

Co-founder, In Good Company

A: My family and my friends are my source of strength and support. My kids are a never-ending source of laughter, joy, love and fun. My husband and I have a ...

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Rosetta Stander/Perseverance

Executive Director, Zimele Community

A: Being a child of the racial segregation era of South Africa, my family and friends did not understand my passion to work with the black people of South Africa. They ...

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Jennifer Siebel Newsom/Perseverance

Founder and CEO, MissRepresentation

A: I made this film despite early naysayers. Friends and family questioned the film concept.  Long time feminists and women’s rights supporters were skeptical. Many said Miss Representation had been done ...

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Susan Sobbott/Perseverance

President, American Express OPEN

A: Managing through the recession. In a crisis you have to combine everything you’ve learned, and bring it all to bear at once to serve you and everyone you are leading. ...

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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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