Daring Women Profiles

She advises women pursuing leadership roles to ‘be authentic to who you are and what you stand for’

She says fear can be a great tool in decision-making because it ‘heightens our senses and sharpens our minds’

She also advises that motivation, hard work and ‘the little things’ matter when seeking to advance a career

Abrahamson says leaders must ‘continue to learn, alongside everyone else’ every day

With guidance from some ‘amazing’ female mentors, Hughes says she has learned how to better ‘lead both men and women gracefully and with strength’

The former Microsoft executive believes leaders are made stronger when good employees are empowered

As a ‘woman with a disability,’ she also seeks to demonstrate the value the disabled bring to a workplace

She says leadership ‘isn’t about the leader,’ but rather ‘understanding the needs of others’

Now a small-business owner, she also believes a key ingredient for any successful venture is believing in yourself

Now a small-business owner, she also believes a key ingredient for any successful venture is believing in yourself

Johnson says understanding how employees feel makes it possible to change ‘what isn’t working’