Written by Womenetics Monday, December 09 2013
When 15-year-old Laura Herman's parents chose to host a Spanish foreign exchange student, they probably didn't anticipate the impact it would have on their daughter's life and career. Here, the managing director of FSG and ShardValue.org talks about how a little global exposure put her on a professional path that aims to use the power of business to solve the world's problems.
Written by Gayle White Monday, December 02 2013
Dr. Elisa Port was happily settled as an associate attending surgeon at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center when she was approached by New York’s prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center to lead their Dubin Breast Center and assume the role of chief of breast surgery. Find out how this renowned breast surgeon evaluated her options and made the choice to lead.
Written by Sybil McLain-Topel Monday, November 18 2013
She runs. She swims. She soars. She has a Ph.D. and founded her company while still in college. She sounds like Superwoman. But for world-class triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan, the only race that counts is the one where all girls in rural India cross the finish line to a full education. Find out how this international superstar on the field and in the boardroom stays motivated to create impact.
Monday, November 18 2013
They say you can never truly know what someone goes through until you walk a mile in their shoes. Lockheed Martin VP Carol Cala has walked way more than a mile in a man's shoes – actually work boots – and they were too big, so she stuffed them with newspapers and proved to all the disbelievers around her that one determined summer intern in a chemical manufacturing plant could get the job done. Never mind that her pants were held up with shoe laces and her locks painted pink.
Monday, October 28 2013
As the chief strategy officer of girltank, a global crowdfunding platform for cutting-edge women's social enterprises, Heather Burke is an expert on the colossal impact a single woman can have within a community. She discusses her favorite courageous leader who turns trash into high-fashion treasures, all the while providing economic mobility to the women she employs.