The Wednesday Five


Anne-Marie Slaughter

Critically acclaimed author Anne-Marie Slaughter delivered the commencement address at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her groundbreaking 2012 article in The Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” still continues to spark conversation. She talked about the importance of self-care to career.

“Care is as important as career. … Career is investing in yourself. Learning, growing, and building on the education you received here. Care is investing in others. It is learning like a gardener, or a teacher, or a coach, what to do and what not to do to enable others to grow and flourish.”

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Hoda Kotb


In her address to Tulane University in New Orleans, Today Show host Hoda Kotb shared her story of rejection — 27 news directors turned her down while driving all over the country trying to find a job after her college graduation — and how to bounce back.

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  • AA April 26, 2017 at 7:48 am

    What an amazing group of inspirational women. SHeryl Sandburg truly defines grace, intelligence and class