Every one of the executives recognized in our Most Powerful Women rankings has faced the kind of professional challenges that can launch someone into the C-suite — or get someone bounced from consideration.
The decision to seek out those kinds of career risks and tackle them head on is part of what sets these women apart. Below, some of this year's Most Powerful Women talk about the challenges they've faced in their professional ascents and how they responded along the way.
At more than 80 million strong, Millennials are the largest generation ever. They’re also the most diverse, most educated, comprise the largest segment of the American workforce, hold the most purchasing power, and are poised to inherit more wealth than any other generation.