[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]or a year, Ulyana Horodyskyj was something of a geological detective. Horodyskyj, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was embedded in Nepal’s Himalaya mountain range (not literally) to figure out how traveling soot and dust that lands on the region’s glaciers are affecting ice melts. In turn, she got a close-up …

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I caught up with Joy Anderson, the powerhouse of a woman behind Criterion Institute, a think tank focused on reinventing the economy. A serial entrepreneur and consummate networker, Joy’s leadership and expertise have been at the forefront of the development of the social capital markets over the last 10 years.

It was a pleasure to hear her reflections on power, grace, gender, and other forces shifting our markets and society.

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Just to name a handful of Robyn Benincasa’s many accomplishments: she holds the record for farthest distance traveled by kayak on moving and on flat water in 24 hours, is 2 x Adventure Racing World Champion, and fights fires in San Diego. I’m half-surprised she wasn’t scaling a mountain while we conducted this phone interview.

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Bird and Knoll is a collaboration of fashion, travel, lifestyle and photography that comes together on large, luxurious, and versatile cashmere-blend scarves. The soon to be released collection Tea, Sugar and a Dream showcases destinations including Peru, Istanbul, Santorini, Ibiza, Lombok and Venice. The company is also introducing a collection of digitally–printed canvas pouches. Combining …

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Kathryn Bertine’s line(s) of work invite intrigue; pro cyclist, activist, filmmaker, author, and journalist are just some of the roles that she assumes. This year, she and several elite riders formed Le Tour Entier and garnered nearly 100,000 signatures to petition the ASO to hold a women’s race in conjunction with the men’s Tour de France.

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After hearing out the challenges, a hacker races to form a team that will compensate for the skills she’s missing. Teams can comprise designers, computer programmers, data scientists, project managers–whoever is needed to make the team’s idea succeed. Hackers brainstorm together, creating ideas and then persuading others to join them. Hence the almost-yelling happening around the room.

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