Leadership

Astad Dhunjisha, CDO of Monsanto, talks to Diversity Woman about the challenges—and the advantages—of practicing D&I in the global agricultural industry by Antonia Hernandez When Astad Dhunjisha was 12, his family moved back to his native India from Bahrain, where his father held a position in finance. Returning to...

Recognizing that business can be a game changer, Riya Sinha sought to give women a creative voice While most of us shake our heads at the world’s problems, social entrepreneurs build businesses to solve them. Riya Sinha, 17, of Palo Alto, California, not only discovered the...

Ask Alicia Petross, the Hershey Company’s vice president of diversity, inclusion, and engagement, what she is most proud of, and her answer is clear: diversity and inclusion are more than aspirational goals. Petross points to the fact that Hershey is one of two Fortune 500 companies whose...

Growing up in Ghana, virtual reality entrepreneur Mary Spio learned that technology can be not only mind-blowing but also mind-expanding By April Kilcrease When Mary Spio was growing up in Ghana, members of the military took over the government. “Some of my schoolmates’ parents were shot to...

Unsure of her next career step, Lisa Skeete Tatum  realized that many felt the same way—so she founded Landit, to help them navigate their career path. By Lindsay Gutierrez As a child, Lisa Skeete Tatum dreamed of being the first woman astronaut in space. Her life went...

As entrepreneur Star Cunningham demonstrates, personal need often launches the best ideas By Ruchika Tulshyan Star Cunningham wants you to know that women can build billion-dollar companies. She also wants you to know that health-care professionals do eat pizza. Occasionally. The Chicago-based founder and CEO of 4D Healthware,...

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