Once told she couldn't be the host of her own series, award-winning blogger, dancer and now Emmy-winning travel show creator Mickela Mallozzi found a way to prove her critics wrong.
Anna Marlis Burgard's devotion to capturing America's islands through stories and photographs didn't exactly translate to a sustainable job at first. But through a little ingenuity and a few well-crafted pivots, she's been able to make it happen.
Typical jobs never appealed to Lynnda Pollio, author of Trusting the Currents, so she blazed a new path and created her own.
A male race official tried to push Kathrine Switzer off the Boston Marathon course in 1967 simply because she is a woman. After becoming the first female to wear a bib number in the race, 50 years later Kathrine is running it again to remind women that showing up can change everything.
In 2014, Katharine Zaleski dedicated her work to connecting talented women with tech jobs all over the world. Her company, PowertoFly, opens the door for diversifying the historically male-dominated industry by working with companies that understand how to build inclusive environments for women.
Even though beauty insiders said it couldn't be done, industry newbie Wendy Berger found a way to make phthalate-free, pregnancy-safe perfumes. What's more—each bottle gives back to charity.