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What’s the Biggest Challenge You’re Currently Facing?

What the investors, founders and CEOs who spoke at Women & Worth 2019 are thinking about.

Dee Poku-Spalding, Amy Nelson, Jean Brownhill and Kathryn Brownhill discuss new structures for the future of work at the 2019 Women & Worth Summit in New York. Photo by Victoria Engblom

What’s the biggest challenge you’re currently facing? It’s a question we asked the accomplished speakers at the annual Women & Worth conference on March 29. A mix of financial planners, mental health advocates, sustainable solutions designers, investors and founders, their answers were as diverse as their professional pursuits.

Dr. Terri Cooper, chief inclusion officer at Deloitte US, focused on the need to foster dynamic and diverse workplaces, especially in the face of the AI revolution. For Bea Arthur, a psychotherapist and founder of The Difference, that challenge was tackling the country’s mental health crisis. Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum, mentioned the need to create a commonly understood national history.

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One underlying theme did, however, come through in all their answers: How do we get more women into positions of power and enable them to live their best lives?

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