Perseverance

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Alyse Nelson

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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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Summer Rayne Oakes

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Co-founder, Source4Style

A: September 2005. I had just started my first company a few months earlier and wasn’t sure what my next step would be especially since I didn’t have a steady cash ...

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Rebecca Kousky

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Executive Director, Nest

A: One of our main setbacks has been the ability to balance all of the things that we have wanted to achieve through Nest. It always seems as if there is ...

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ReshmaForbes

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Founder, Girls Who Code

A: In 2010 when I lost my Congressional race I felt this overwhelming sense of failure. I had given something my all and still come up short. I grieved for a ...

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SusanSobbott

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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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TV Anchor & Producer, Avenue Media

A: YES. When I started at Bloomberg, I was hired as a producer understudy. Business news came with a whole vocabulary and phrasing that needed learning. All the reports were also ...

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