Daring Women

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’

Su says collaboration is important, but so is the fortitude to ‘lead the charge’

She says motherhood has been a source of 'enormous strength' in building her company

Jenny Knapp-Parce, left, calls Laura MacNeil a "fearless" leader and good friend.

Four women discuss the importance of mentors and sponsors and how their relationships have influenced their careers

'Women can speak up for themselves, yes, but they can also speak up for each other, for folks of color, for folks with different life situations than their own, to help everyone create a more inclusive workplace'