Thinx CEO on Facing Doubts She Could Handle Work and Motherhood: ‘I Have to Prove Them Wrong’

While interviewing to take over as CEO of Thinx, the period underwear startup that was emerging from a scandal over working conditions and sexual harassment, Maria Molland nailed the process–but couldn’t prevent the misgivings of one director. “One of the board members told me directly that they were concerned about me having a young child […]

How Google’s Mara Chomsky Overcame Her Greatest Challenge: Being an Introvert

Moving up the corporate ladder comes with an extra challenge for introverts: making sure your ideas and contributions are heard. It’s a problem Mara Chomsky, Google’s global lead for local guides, knows well. “The biggest challenge in my career is that I’m an introvert,” Chomsky tells Fortune in an interview series launching on International Women’s […]

See How International Women’s Day Is Being Celebrated Around the World

Happy International Women’s Day! Today the world is celebrating women’s rights and achievements, while still pushing for gender equality. This year’s theme is #BalanceForBetter, a call-to-action to create a better gender-balanced world. Women from all walks of life have marched and participated in rallies in their cities. In Berlin, the German capital declared the day […]

Forget ‘Captain Marvel.’ Meet Fortune’s Superwomen

Moviegoers are clearly excited about Disney’s Captain Marvel. The film, starring Brie Larson as Marvel’s first female superhero lead, looks poised to bring in more than $125 million domestically in its opening weekend. That puts it ahead of other recent superhero hits like Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Deadpool. And Disney isn’t missing the chance to […]

14 Powerful Women Reveal Their Superpower at Work—From Sleep to Strength

What counts as a superpower for powerful women in business? Mind reading? Invisibility? Or maybe just something as basic–yet elusive–as the ability to clock eight hours of sleep. This International Women’s Day, Fortune asked more than a dozen executives what they consider to be their superpower (or the superpower they wish they had) at work. […]

What Quote Inspires You? 9 Powerful Women Share Their Favorite Sayings

Being an entrepreneur or hard-charging business professional undoubtably comes with its up and downs. And the tough times can call for nuggets of inspiration. Fortune asked some of the members of its Most Powerful Women community to share the quotes that have carried them through their careers. Below are the favorite sayings of three women, […]

Powerful Women’s Secret to the Power Pose? ‘Just Take Up Space’

How do you nail the “power pose?” In the words of one powerful woman, it’s all about filling up the room. “Sometimes you’ve just got to take up space,” says Julia Grace, Slack’s senior director of infrastructure engineering. “They tell you a lot of being successful is just taking up the space.” For International Women’s […]

Who Inspired Fortune’s Most Powerful Women? 9 Executives Name Their Real Life Heroes

Behind every powerful woman today is an inspirational figure who encouraged them–directory or not–to climb the career ladder. Fortune asked members of its Most Powerful Women community to name their real-world superheroes; here’s what they told us: Lisa Sherman, president and CEO of the Ad Council, chose tennis legend Billie Jean King. “She as a […]