‘Intrepid Women Series’ Category

September 5th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Dayle Haddon, Founder, WomenOne

By Hadley Catalano Dayle Haddon is working to change the world, one woman at a time. The former model, of the 1970s and ‘80s L’Oréal and Estée Lauder fame, began with her own sovereign growth. An act that has helped reshape the cosmetic industry standards, challenged society-based definitions of ageless beauty, and culminated in a [...]

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June 13th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intrepid Women: Reshma Saujani, CEO and Founder, Girls Who Code

By Jarod Cerf When Reshma Saujani was introduced at an event recently, the CEO and Founder of Girls Who Code, former Deputy Public Advocate of New York City, and 2010 candidate for U.S. Congress, was given the mantle of a “poster child for persistence.” Saujani, however, credits that diligence and desire to serve the public [...]

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June 6th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO of the YWCA USA

By Michelle Hendelman When Dara Richardson-Heron was a young girl, her parents dispelled an important piece of advice. They advised, “Don’t ever be limited by your race or gender.” “They told me I could succeed at anything I wanted to do in life,” said Richardson-Heron, who added that her parents are her role models because [...]

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April 25th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Loreen Arbus, Film Producer and Executive, Chair of Women Who Care Luncheon.

By CEO and Founder Nicki Gilmour Loreen Arbus is a woman of many worlds and has certainly lived a life less ordinary. She is already known by many as a change leader, a thinker and a doer, a career woman, a supporter of the arts, a member of numerous boards, an ally for people with [...]

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April 4th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Nell Merlino, Founder and President, Count Me In

By Michelle Hendelman When Nell Merlino created Take Our Daughters to Work Day, it was a natural extension of the work she always envisioned herself doing – that is creating opportunities for women to advance themselves and showing them the pathways available to achieve their goals. “For as long as I can remember, I have [...]

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November 1st, 2013, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Lois Braverman, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief Lois Braverman, President & CEO of the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City, lived and worked for thirty-two years in Iowa before joining the Ackerman Institute in her current role seven years ago. “The Ackerman Institute is one of the premier family therapy training institutes in the world. [...]

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October 4th, 2013, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Yesi Morillo-Gual, Founder and President, Proud To Be Latina

The Glass Hammer is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by featuring profiles of Hispanic Women Business Leaders all week long! By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief As a successful senior level Latina at one of the largest global financial services firms, Yesi Morillo-Gual recognized that she was one of few Latinas to hold a Director position. This was [...]

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September 13th, 2013, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Robin Morgan, Co-Founder Women’s Media Center and Host of “Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan” Radio Show

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief “Despite all of the myths of women’s competitiveness, we know how to stick together,” said Robin Morgan. To Morgan, this is one of the things that make women so special. “Solidarity is not just an abstraction to women,” she continued, “it’s a practical reality, day in and day out.” It is [...]

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June 28th, 2013, 6:00 am

Transgender Professional Women: Authenticity and Transitioning in the Workplace

By Hadley Catalano (Boston) After a successful managerial climb at State Street, a large global financial services company in Boston, Michelle Figueiredo made the most difficult decision of her professional career. She had her first conversation with the company’s human resources department about her true identity. “I spoke for three hours with the woman in [...]

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June 6th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Intrepid Woman: Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos on the Journey to Leadership

By Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos, Vice-Chairman of the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School In May 2000, I received a call asking me to take over the Athens Olympic Games Organizing Committee. Three years earlier, I had led and won Athens’ successful bid for the 2004 Olympics. Now I was being asked to rescue an [...]

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