Her roots in Nova Scotia’s harsh Cape Breton Island have shaped Deborah Gillis into the ideal leader for one of the world’s chief nonprofits focused on equality for women in the workplace by Jackie Krentzman ‘‘Sorry, do you hear the lawn mower in the background?” Deborah Gillis, the...

Written by Katherine Griffin 5 Minutes with Tujuanna Williams Tujuanna Williams grew up watching her mother, owner of four Nashville beauty salons, advise women who wanted to start businesses. Today Williams, who has spent much of her career as a diversity leader for major companies, is vice...

by Kimberly Olson Nawal Motawi started making decorative ceramic tiles in her parents’ garage studio and selling them at a local farmers’ market. Motawi, who comes from a family of American and Egyptian entrepreneurs, says business ownership is in her blood. Her companies, Motawi Tileworks and...

Three African American C-suite leaders share their stories and offer insights on how women can break through the gender and race barriers in STEM industries by Jackie Krentzman Photography by Eric Marshall When Robin Washington graduated from the University of Michigan, her first two jobs were in accounting...

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