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  • Betty Shotton - Author of "Liftoff Leadership" Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that adversity is a gift. Leaders inevitably face daunting and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

  • New Book Helps Discover Your "Practical Genius" Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 1:11 PM ET
    Gina Rudan | Practical Genius

    This author says, "You are capable of exceptional accomplishments in your work, in your community, and with your family and friends," and in her new book, she lays out how you can find that "Practical Genius" within.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs taught us a lot about success and failure, "showing us the blood and guts of innovation, which is neither linear nor easy, but rather happens in fits and starts, setbacks and comebacks," writes the author.

  • Can Feminine Values Fix Finance? Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 5:31 AM ET

    The financial crisis has presented an opportunity for capitalism to be redefined, with a more sustainable, less testosterone-driven model replacing the existing failed, morally bankrupt system, according to Halla Tomasdottir of Audur Capital.

  • No Success Without a Fight Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    “If your mother hasn’t called you crazy yet, then you haven’t graduated from the school of entrepreneurship,” Sock said.

  • Female Entrepreneurs: No Success Without a Fight Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    It is impossible to achieve success without a fighting spirit, creative thinking and persistence. That was the message that came across from the opening morning at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2011 in Deauville.

  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Demand Student Loan Relief Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:22 PM ET
    Occupy Wall Street

    It may be hard to pin down exactly what the Occupy Wall Street protesters want, but one of the sources of their frustration seems clear. Many of the demonstrators are drowning in student debt.

  • Secure but Still Challenged Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    When we began planning our special report  "Women in Business," I was eager to learn about how women are really doing in the workplace. In short, many women are successful, powerful and well off, but progress in the professional world has stalled.

  • Joyce Russell - EVP & President, Adecco Staffing U.S. Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    "Make no mistake— there are still challenges for women in the workplace, even 40 years after we entered the workforce. But over the course of my career, I’ve learned that the key to success lies in ... hard work, determination and relationships with people," says Joyce Russell,  EVP and President of Adecco Staffing U.S.

  • Kelli McGarraugh - President, MD Records Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    "Sometimes we go out looking for our life’s work, and sometimes it finds us. Getting into the music business was not something I had dreamed about, or even considered when planning my life and career," says Kelli McGarraugh, President, MD Records.

  • Sheila T. Harrell  - VP, FedEx TechConnect Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Sheila Harrell started her career at FedEx unloading packages; today she's in charge of 6,000 customer relations representatives around the world.

  • Charlotte Beers - Former CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Women assume success is about the performance, about working harder and harder and achieving good and measurable results. Hard work is important, of course, but it is never the tiebreaker when management is looking for a candidate to promote.

  • It’s not just about delivering the business results or having passion for your industry—it’s a dedicated balance between creating a collaborative spirit for your teams to thrive, and delivering outstanding results based on the needs of your customer, says Bayer CropScience  CEO Sandra E. Peterson.

  • Help Wanted: Money, That Is Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.

  • What Are the Delegates Saying? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Sign in to Facebook to comment on your experiences at the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.

  • Why You Should Invest Like a Girl Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Some say Warren Buffett does.  If that's not enough,  a growing body of research shows that women are  less emotional money managers than men — and have the returns to prove it.

  • Forgoing the Power Trip Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Male executives may have to swallow their pride when it comes to which of the sexes do a better job at running a company, according to a recent study.

  • If You Can't Beat 'Em, Leave 'Em Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Women are redefining success by leaving corporate America, working toward not only creating an acceptable work-life balance, but building a successful business.

  • CNBC Poll: Is Your Job at Risk? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Risk & You - A CNBC Special Report

    Not only are few companies creating jobs, others are trimming their payrolls. Together that's made job security a precious commodity.

  • Living With Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Scientists have discovered neural pathways that seem to correlate with the kinds of people who deal well with financial risk, but even the very definition of risk gets pulled apart by experts.

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