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Career-defining moments of three top women executives

The story of success isn’t a singular narrative. It’s a series of decisions, of opportunities seized, created, or demanded. The heroes of success stories are never passive.

This is especially true for women in the business world, who make their careers in male-dominated board rooms and executive suites and feel steady pressure to just back-off. Those who succeed push ahead, or, in the words of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, “lean in.”

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