Ursula Burns on growing up poor, workplace discrimination, and becoming the first African-American woman to be CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Michelle Rhee on her early teaching days, mission to improve public education, and controversial term as Public Schools Chancellor in DC.
Andrea Reusing's love and talent for cooking lead her to become an award-winning chef and restaurant owner.
Rebecca Morris discusses the highlights of her career as an abstract painter.
Kay Bailey Hutchison on becoming a politician at a time when new doors were opening for women and what female lawmakers bring to the table.
Congresswoman Norton on growing up in segregation, pursuing law to make change, and advocating women's rights as Equal Opportunity Commission chair and later, as a United States Congresswoman.
In this MAKERS interview, Katherine G. Johnson talks about her early affinity for mathematics, a college professor who noticed her gift and pushed her to pursue advanced math courses and how she eventually became a NASA mathematician who calculated, among many other computations, the trajectory for the space flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space; John Glenn, the first American to orbit earth; and Apollo 11, the first human mission to the moon.
A tomboy and math junkie, Maria Klawe grew up as an outcast among her peers. But as she made her way through her career as a computer scientist and eventually first female president of Harvey Mudd College, she discovered how being an "odd duck" herself set an example of diversity and different perspectives among her employees and students.
Bethany Hamilton is a professional surfer, whose dedication to the sport has helped her overcome every obstacle to success
Hope Solo hopes that we can teach young girls to focus more on themselves, and not what other think of them.
In this video, Dong Mingzhu talks about raising her son on her own and moving up the ranks at Gree Electric.
Alexa von Tobel believes that financial planning shouldn't be a luxury. She discusses how her company, LearnVest, makes financial planning accessible to everyone, regardless of income.
Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, talks about her experience as the first female president of Spelman College and the importance of women teaching the next generation.
Achieving goals sometimes requires reaching for the stars. Poet, Tracy K. Smith, discusses why she looked to outer space to gain perspective on issues closer to home.
Founder of the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Anna Rodriguez, talks about how she found her passion, her first human trafficking case, human trafficking laws and how the victims she’s saved now call her “Mom.”
Whitney Smith is the founder and CEO of Girls For a Change, an international organization that empowers girls to realize their full potential through creating social change in their communities.
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