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.
Charlotte Yarkoni

“Never stop believing in yourself and what you can accomplish. This year especially—and throughout so much adversity—I’m amazed at what people have achieved.”

As chief operating officer of Cloud and AI, Charlotte Yarkoni has learned what it takes to help equip others for success in their careers. Today, she shares her personal advice with others on how to develop their own careers and support one another.
Erin Rifkin.

“I get to have a little taste of home, even though I’m miles away.”

As a leader, mentor, and life-long learner, Erin Rifkin takes pride in helping others become their best selves. She didn’t cook a lot growing up in Georgia, but Erin has mastered this family recipe, Southern fried chicken sandwiches and coleslaw. Watch her make her favorite dish from back home.
a photo of Keisha Ebbesen

“I’ve taken the challenge of offering to be a trusted support system to everyone I meet.”

As a first-generation college graduate, Keisha Ebbesen felt a calling to show others what they could achieve. Today, this former recruiter is living out that passion introducing the community to Microsoft’s culture in Atlanta.