Power Suit: Kathleen Wilson-Thompson A desire to look out for the interests of others led Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to her calling By Carolyn M. Brown Kathleen Wilson-Thompson grew up in the 1970s in Saginaw, Michigan, which was a booming General Motors town where Blacks were able to acquire gainful...

Tackling Homelessness One City at a Time After San Francisco native Tiffany Pang graduated from Yale, she noticed a change in the neighborhoods she had grown up in. “We saw this sharp rise in gentrification,” the 30-year-old says. However, along with it came a rise in...

5 Minutes with Sandra Phillips Rogers Rogers has many roles, but in a year marked by historic change, none is more critical than her role as a diversity officer. Phillips Rogers is group vice president, chief legal officer, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Toyota Motor North...

El Brown: This founder of a music-based movement class has changed lives—including her own By Katie Morell It was late in 2008 when El Brown, a former teacher, came up with a business idea that would soon help thousands of children, land her on The Oprah Winfrey...

Electronic Arts Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele is one of the few women to break into the leadership ranks in the gaming industry By Erin Chan Ding As a young girl, Laura Miele begged her parents to hold family game nights, as she was hooked on games like...

Claire Coder, 23, got her first taste of entrepreneurship at just seven years old. Seeing construction workers laboring outside one hot day, she thought a lemonade stand might make a successful venture, but then it dawned on her that she had never seen her dad—also a construction...

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