Perseverance

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SusanSobbott

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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Michelle Javian

Michelle Javian/Perseverance

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Harboring Hearts

A: One of my best friends, Jessica, passed away in December of 2010. It was a huge blow to me. We had an event for Harboring Hearts coming up in February, ...

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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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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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Ella Gorgla

Ella Gorgla/Perseverance

Founder, I-ELLA

A: I’d like to think I’m living that moment now. Entrepreneurship is not easy. At all. The highs and lows are incredibly close. Perseverance for me stems from an unfettered belief ...

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Joya Dass/Perseverance

TV Anchor & Producer, Avenue Media

A: The biggest low was the break with my original producer and partner on the film. As most working relationships go, ours wasn’t strong enough to sustain the pressures of a ...

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