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Reader Responses from Women’s History Month Poll: Women You’d Like to Take to Lunch

For Women’s History Month, we asked: Which women from history would you most like to take to lunch? Many of you suggested a wide range of women from performers to changemakers to spiritual leaders. Highlights appear below, slightly edited for brevity and clarity. Josephine Baker. She lived out her values and principles with courage and […]

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Dr. Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

The Iconic Jane Goodall Shares Her Winning Strategies for Creating Change

Jane Goodall’s unique style—which has been described as “genteel but impossibly difficult”—has served her well over six decades of groundbreaking work. From revolutionizing the world of science at the age of 26, despite having only attended a secretarial school, to continuing to teach a new generation of conservation leaders across the globe at the age […]

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It’s Time to Talk about Black Fatigue

While leading diversity and inclusion sessions in corporations, Mary-Frances Winters repeatedly heard Millennials say they were exhausted. “I was like, exhausted? How are you exhausted? You’re 30 years old,” recalls Winters, a Baby Boomer and longtime diversity and inclusion leader who spoke in January at the Justice, Equity and Inclusion Speaker Series event, Black Fatigue: […]

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Rachel Cargle

What Real White Allyship Looks Like According to Rachel Cargle

Rachel Cargle is a soft-spoken woman who offers a powerful challenge about what it means to be a white ally in the fight against racial injustice. “Anti-racism,” she says, “cannot rest as a self-improvement space for white women” who do things like read to help them feel better about themselves. Ultimately, she says, real white […]

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Issa Rae

Tips for Being a Successful Entrepreneur and Leader – From Issa Rae

It’s been 10 years since Issa Rae became a sensation with her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl. Since then, Rae has been on the fast-track, proving herself not only a brilliant producer and actress but successful entrepreneur and leader of a growing media conglomerate. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated star and creator of the HBO […]

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