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Elisabetta Romano

A woman from a small town in Italy leans in to a world of opportunity.

Elisabetta Romano Vice President, Ericsson
Hillary Kerr
Taking Risks

The co-founder of Clique Media reflects on overcoming obstacles to get her company off the ground.

Hillary Kerr Co-founder, Clique Media Group
Mike Coates
Gender in the Workplace

A CEO shares how organizations can win by leaning in.

Mike Coates CEO at Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Barbara Williams

The first woman to coach in a men's professional sports league on a lifetime of leaning in.

Barbara Williams Former NHL Skating Coach
Whitney O'Banner

A woman reflects on her career in tech – and shares how she's paying it forward

Whitney O'Banner Austin Campus Director, Dev Bootcamp
Major Lisa Jaster

Ranger School graduate Major Lisa Jaster shares her lean in story.

Major Lisa Jaster Delivery Engineer, Shell Oil/Major, US Army Reserve
Kelly Parisi

A woman looks back on learning to lean in from her mother – and teaching her daughter to do the same.

Kelly Parisi Lean In, Communications
Shireen Rahmani
Women in Leadership

An HR executive in Afghanistan on the women leaning in to rebuild their country.

Shireen Rahmani Director of Human Resources, Roshan
Michelle Danya

A business-owner remembers her path to launching her own company

Michelle Danya Entrepreneur
Lotte Davis
Community Perspective

After successfully launching her own business, Lotte leans in by building schools for girls in Africa.

Lotte Davis CEO & Co-Founder of AG Hair
Kimberly Jung

A veteran returns to Afghanistan to empower local farmers.

Kimberly Jung CEO & Co-Founder of Rumi Spice
Sarah Hughes
Taking Risks

An Olympic figure skater determines her next move: law school.

Sarah Hughes Olympic Figure Skater & Law Student

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