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Marissa Mayer's 3 biggest decisions as Yahoo CEO

With the stock up over 100% since she began running the company 16 months ago, Mayer reflects on her choices to date.  More

Chelsea Clinton on running for office: 'I don't know'

The vice chairman of the Clinton Foundation talks about her diverse career path and growing up in the spotlight.  More

Why the 'Lean In' conversation isn't enough

New America Foundation CEO Anne-Marie Slaughter explains how her views on women's career challenges differ from those expressed by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.  More

Lee Scott joins Tory Burch board

Burch says the former Wal-Mart President and CEO "adds a lot of spice."  More

Advice for women starting over: Find your passion

Sallie Krawcheck and Patty Stonesifer both left high profile corporate jobs and have found rewarding new paths.  More

Ursula Burns: 'Chill out a little bit'

Xerox CEO tackles the work-life balance debate.  More

Elena Kagan: Supreme Court still works

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says the court hasn't changed much in the past 25 years because the institution doesn't have dysfunction.  Play

How to get more women on boards? Start with one.

Top female executives talk about landing that board spot, what to do when you get there, and how to get companies to tackle the gender gap.  More

Penny Pritzker's 3 factors for job growth

The Commerce Secretary is happy the government is back open for business, but admits there is a lot of work to do.  More

Elena Kagan: Not all government is dysfunctional

The youngest Supreme Court Justice and former Dean of Harvard Law School talks about creating great culture and communicating without email.  More

Sheryl Sandberg on women vs. men

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg takes on criticism of 'Lean In' and explains why different expectations for men and women is a problem in the workplace.  Play

Transcript: Warren Buffett at Fortune MPW

Fortune's Carol Loomis joined her old friend Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, on stage at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.  More

What's next for Sheryl Sandberg?

The Facebook COO and Lean In author says she has no plans to run for office.  More

Want to build a digital community? Let go

Media and tech executives at Fortune's Most Powerful Women conference brainstorm different ways brands can build digital communities.  More

Lagarde to U.S.: Slow down, hurry up

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde talks about the need for the U.S. to balance economic recovery with cutting long-term debts.  Play

Gridlock in Congress? Blame testosterone.

More women on the Hill would help break the relentless partisanship, according to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  More

JPM's Mary Erdoes: 'The really smart people will just buy stocks'

Erdoes and other fund managers sound off on how to manage money in the shadow of a debt crisis.  More

Why Watson is key to IBM's future

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said she's 'moving research into long-term growth initiatives' -- such as cloud computing and analytics -- and that Watson 3.0 will be able to 'debate and reason.'  Play

Advisors to Obama, Bush strike different tones on default

Laura Tyson, former advisor to President Obama, is "embarrassed" by the brinkmanship while Susan Schwab, who served under President George W. Bush, is less alarmist.  More

Watch: Diana Nyad on her 'epic' swim

The swimmer goes the distance and reveals how she made it through the 110-mile journey.  More

Sen. Collins: Women lead on debt deal

Sen. Susan Collins tells the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit that a bipartisan group of women senators are leading the way on a deal to end the shutdown.  Play

Transcript: IMF's Christine Lagarde at MPW

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, spoke with Fortune's Nina Easton at the Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, DC.  More

Ginni Rometty on research, social and Watson

IBM Chairman and CEO reveals how the company prepares for future markets.  More

Buffett: Debt limit is like virginity

Warren Buffett says that a great reputation is like virginity - 'it can be preserved but it can't be restored.' Once you default, it's hard to go back.  Play

How mobile will transform internet access

Checking mobile devices is like blinking our eyes, says Facebook's Carolyn Everson.  More

GM's Mary Barra to staff: "No more crappy cars."

Mary Barra, who is a top contender to eventually run General Motors, is considered to have one of the hardest jobs in the global auto industry.  More

Emerging markets: Golden era of growth is over

Top finance executives debate about what the U.S. should do about slowing emerging markets.  More

How mobile will transform internet access

Checking mobile devices is like blinking our eyes, says Facebook's Carolyn Everson.  More

Warren Buffett: Get the debt ceiling out of the picture

At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, Warren Buffett continued to warn against a debt default.  More

Hire the local, not the expat

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman and other execs offered tips on how to cultivate global talent at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.  More

Lagarde: Debt ceiling breach 'most serious thing that could happen'

IMF chief warns that a temporary debt deal will bring more economic angst.  More

Investors aren't taking crisis threat seriously enough

Shriti Vadera, who was a top economic adviser to former British prime minister Gordon Brown, says no one has the "foggiest idea" how a default would unfold.  More

Has social media changed the way things get done in Washington?

Social media causes information to be instantaneous, but there are drawbacks. "It's the message, not the news" that gets out, says Liz Robbins.  More

Fortune's 2013 50 Most Powerful Women list

Nearly everyone on the list is striving to reinvent her business. Meet a group of executives who don't sit still.  More

Is the boardroom the last glass ceiling?

Women remain woefully underrepresented on U.S. corporate boards. Here's how to fix a persistent problem.  More

Teach for America's Wendy Kopp goes global

Two decades after launching Teach for America, the social entrepreneur is taking her disruptive education model abroad.  More

Burberry's Ahrendts makes a smart move to Apple

Angela Ahrendts' new job as head of Apple retail is her first gig outside of fashion. Given the Burberry CEO's digital knowhow and Apple's move toward wearable technology, it's a natural fit.  More

Questions for Shonda Rhimes

The creator and executive producer of the hit shows Grey's Anatomy and Scandal talks about the blend of creativity and business in her growing television empire.  More

The most powerful politicos (you don't yet know)

They may not be household names the way Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi are, these Washington women are wielding influence and authority behind the scenes.  More

The 25 highest-paid women

Safra Catz of Oracle again tops the list, with $43 million in total compensation.  More

Power women CFOs

Meet the C-suite women in charge of finances at some of the world's largest companies.  More

Katie Stanton: Twitter's ambassador

As the social networking service gets ready to go public, Katie Stanton takes stock of her career.  More

Sheryl Sandberg: The real story

A billionaire bestselling author, she's also one of the most powerful women on the planet. But what does she really do?  More

Lockheed's secret weapon

Amid the threat of budget cuts and a leaner military, Marillyn Hewson, operations whiz, is suited to lead Lockheed in uncertain times.  More

5 reasons Republicans should support Janet Yellen

Yellen's record suggests that she is not an ideologue.  More

Former Amazon star exec killed in bike accident

Former Amazon CFO Joy Covey dropped out of high school, used her 173 IQ to get to Harvard Business School, helped Jeff Bezos take Amazon public -- and then proved that you can lead a full and very rich life beyond business.  More

Birchbox's Sample Sale

Birchbox co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp share the secrets behind the success of their rapidly expanding beauty discovery service.  Play

How Cinnabon reinvented itself

At 880 delectable calories, the classic Cinnabon roll isn't most people's idea of an every day treat. President Kat Cole tells how the company has managed to expand its brand into smaller indulgences.  Play

Meet the new Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs

Looking for builders of innovative, ground-breaking and game-changing startups, Fortune's editors chose these women from this year's pool of more than 100 applicants.  More

Become a Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur

Female founders, apply to join the Fortune MPW community and attend the 2013 Summit.  More

What I learned working for Martha Stewart

Beatrice Mwasi, Martha Stewart's mentee from Kenya, shares the business lessons she picked up while working for the lifestyle guru.  More

New York City's Christine Quinn wants no B.S.

New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn joined Fortune's Most Powerful Women community in New York for a candid discussion over dinner.  More

Fortune Brainstorm Podcast: Marissa Mayer

The Yahoo CEO sat down with Fortune's Pattie Sellers to discuss life and Yahoo's turnaround plan.  More

How to make an old career new again

NBC Universal's Bonnie Hammer has been building cable TV networks for 26 years, which is long enough to know that at a point, the slog of a career can ease and work can turn energizing again.  More

While Sheryl Sandberg Leans in, Marissa Mayer lies low

A look at Silicon Valley's two most powerful women from a journalist who has known both for nearly a decade--and offers news about Mayer's controversial HR policy and nursery at Yahoo.  More

How Sheryl Sandberg leans in to win hot hires

The Facebook COO was persistent when recruiting its now VP of global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson.  More

Best advice from a Facebook star

Facebook executive Carolyn Everson spills on what she's learned over the course of her career.  More

Senior exec at GE steps down

Amid conversation about career women leaning in and leaning back, GE executive Charlene Begley is taking a leave of absence.  More

Is Sheryl Sandberg's "stagnation" claim true?

Sheryl Sandberg's evangelism hinges on her claim that women aren't moving up in corporate America. Is the Facebook COO-cum-feminist champion right that we're in a state of stagnation?  More

5 professions ruled by women

Here are five jobs that have shifted from majority male to majority female over the past few decades.  More

Stop blaming your boss for your crazy work-life

Several workplace experts say it's time for employees to take their share of responsibility for an overwhelming work-life.  More

Ex-Lehman CFO Erin Callan stirs the pot on women and work

"I felt it was important for young women to know there is no magic formula to 'have it all'."  More

Why CEOs should read Sheryl Sandberg's book

Lean In reminds us that there is a very strong business case for inclusion and diversity.  More

Gen-Y responds to Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

The book may be good, but it's the backlash that has people talking. Is Sheryl Sandberg the best - or worst - role model for young feminists?  More

Yahoo's new work policy: Bold move, bad delivery

Marissa Mayer's new policy is shocking in its extreme measure and harsh delivery.  More

Nasty Gal wants to conquer fashion

The startup's take on casual style may not be for everyone, but its phenomenal growth rate is raising eyebrows.  More

Trina Turk: The no-drama fashionista

Designer Trina Turk talks to Fortune about the pros and cons of launching a clothing line without a business plan and how to keep cool in a cutthroat industry.  More

Sally Jewell's path to Obama's new Cabinet

The first female member of Obama's new Cabinet -- and current CEO of REI -- took a varied career path.  More

More male caregivers, more discrimination at work

The recession took a heavy toll on men in general and many became caregivers by default. Corporate policies and attitudes haven't kept pace.  More

Behind the shuffle of women execs at NBCU

NBCU's announcement yesterday that Bonnie Hammer is now in charge of the company's cable entertainment channels is not such a great surprise.  More

Wall Street's toughest octogenarian woman

Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, talks about risk-taking, feminism, and ethics in finance.  More

Tory Burch talks about choosing great investors

In a Fortune exclusive, the fashion entrepreneur speaks after resolving her legal battle with her ex-husband and bringing in two major new investors.  More

Google exec moves to

Jennifer Dulski is taking the reins as president and COO of the buzzy online petition outfit and leaving Google, where she led project management for shopping and product ads.  More

Why Mary Jo White is the wrong pick for the SEC

Maybe the former white collar defense lawyer will be able to set aside her past connections to the corporate world. But the president could have picked someone who lacked such conflicts.  More

First 3 tasks for Mary Jo White at the SEC

The SEC has a severe image problem. Its next chairman will have to take highly visible steps right out of the gate.  More

The man who dressed Michelle Obama

Fashion designer Thom Browne got a dose of fame this week.  More

Mary Jo White and the SEC: Right person at the wrong time

President Obama's pick for SEC chair has a lot of experience prosecuting Wall Street crime. We could have used that four years ago.  More

Learning from Beyoncé: How to win an audience

Business leaders often fear exposing shortcomings to their employees and the public. But authenticity should be the communication goal for 2013.  More

GIRLS: Lena Dunham shares it all

Season 2 of Girls premieres Sunday on HBO. Creator Lena Dunham talked to Soledad O'Brien at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in October about her rising star and all things Girls.  More