In 1983, Michele Hoskins had hit rock bottom. She was going through a divorce, supporting her three young daughters as a makeup artist and living in her mother’s attic on the South Side of Chicago, near where she had grown up....

When Janet Parker had been at IBM for about 10 years, she realized she had a solid career in place—and panicked. “I had started my career at IBM in sales and was thrilled,” says Parker. ...

With all the gains made in the workplace in recent decades, one inequity persists, and it’s a huge one: for every dollar a man earns, a woman in a comparable position will earn less....

In 2011, when Ernst & Young CPA and partner Karyn Twaronite was asked to take on the company’s post of Americas inclusiveness officer, she had to think hard about the offer. ...

“Women are often most focused on being caregivers, and we’re helping them to be care receivers,” says Dr. Chere Chase Gregory, a North Carolina doctor who has a unique way of looking at patients: she thinks of them as customers who deserve to be wooed....

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