A woman smiles at her son while they play a puzzle

“I thought that if I wanted to raise a family, I couldn’t be a working mom.”

Brittany Valdes struggled to find her place between two sometimes conflicting identities: motherhood and professional life. Now, she’s rewriting the narrative about working mothers.
Two women in a kitchen laughing as they hold a jar of shea butter

“I understand that I make my own home, and that’s many places at once.”

Awa Diaw knows what it’s like to be a stranger in a strange land. In fact, that’s her home.
A man lays on a hammock with his children, a boy and a girl, who hang their legs over his lap

“I’m part of something that’s so much bigger than me.”

Chief environmental officer Lucas Joppa's childhood playground was a forest. No TV. No computers. Now, he's betting our planet’s future on technology.
Huong Haley sitting on a couch with her husband and her parents, looking at scrapbook photos together

“I want to help others get a little bit closer to their own dreams.”

Huong Haley, the daughter of a Vietnamese prisoner of war, speaks up about how her background—which she identifies as “first generation, low income”—surfaced challenges during her transition to corporate life. Now, she’s making it easier for others to find their way, too.