Real Stories

13 Women On the Weird Ways They Were Fired

Getting fired is simply a fact of the working world, and even the most successful among us have been there (including J.K. Rowling, Sallie Krawcheck, and Oprah Winfrey). But some tales are much crazier than others. We asked 13 women to share...

How We Bounced Back After Hitting Rock Bottom

My husband and I met the old fashioned way: in a bar. He was the drummer for a band playing all the good clubs around town and I was enamored with the music and the players. One night, after a set I went up and talked to my future husband on a...

Changing the Ratio: Meet 11 Trailblazing Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Californian Nancy Pelosi did it in 2007 when she took the gavel from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s hands. Sandra Day O’Connor did it more than three decades ago when she put on her black robe and took a seat on the Supreme Court. And in...

What Happens When Everything Clicks

She Shoots, She Scores: CEO Sarah Wilkerson on ClickinMoms

Lessons From Secret Millionaires

Eugenia Dodson grew up on a Minnesota farm, the daughter of poor Swedish immigrants. Her childhood poverty affected her so profoundly that even in her old age, she refused to replace a stove with only one working burner — even though by then she...

How a Marathon Became a Movement

“Marathon” and “easy” don’t often show up in the same sentence, but on that snowy night in December 2012, the words rolled off my tongue as if they were made to be together. And in a way, they were: Friends and I were lingering over the last...

How We Made $1 Million (and More)

A nest egg of at least $1 million is a goal many financial planners recommend for those who plan to retire. But to many, amassing $1 million seems like a pipe dream. (It doesn’t help that only about 1.5 million U.S. women are millionaires,...

Create Your Own Career: How 6 Women Did It

“So, what do you do?” It’s the perennial conversation starter of cocktail parties and business-card exchanges. Some professions — like accountant or computer programmer — are pretty self-explanatory. But what if your answer sounds something more...

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