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Women on Top 2011 Award Winners Video

These 16 women -- all under the age of 40 -- are changing the world, revolutionizing their industries, and demolishing that old notion of the boys' club.

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I would say I'm most passionate about making people feel good.

I am most passionate about the people of the Mississippi Delta. The people of the Delta are, have not only nice, expressive people of true Southern hospitality. We are the warmest place, the friendliest place that you'll find.

The part I'm most passionate about is-- is cooking for people.

Actually getting to make the clothes which, I feel is about 10 percent of the time. Because production and putting on a show and everything tends to take up a lot of time.

Making great films with great [unknown] telling great stories.

I love the idea of spreading the positive influence that Oprah and Cosmos had on me to other people.

I joined the job to protect people from the predators and the parasites and the-- the selfish people in the-- the world. They are out there.

Making real life applicable devices that will actually enable scientists to do the research and to be able to bring them out in to the field to do biomedical task in otherwise, better otherwise not possible.

I'm really passionate about encouraging young women to consider a career in engineering and especially automotive engineering. I just think a lot of young girls aren't really aware that these opportunities exist. And they're not presented to them in high school.

My people. I'm in-charge of 170 personnel in my squadron. And basically as the commander of the squadron, the people are my focus.

Stay really positive. Stay, stay passionate. And, and dream really big.

I spell success, W-O-R-K. You know, you have to work really hard to be successful. And so, it's something I've always carried with me.

I don't think it's a-- it's a-- boil down to one sentence but more the support of people along the way that not only can I do what I'm doing now. But that, I could be a woman doing Math and Science and be great at it. And not have to worry about whether that was an acceptable thing or a regular thing.

Just to follow my own path and ignore what other people think I should do.

The best piece of professional advice that I've been given is that, you cannot save the world in one day.

Just sketch, sketch, sketch, sketch everything. Sketch as much as I can. Sketch, you know, something in million different ways. And it will become clear where the collection is going.

You really need to like the people that work for you. And want good things for them.

When I do give advice, the one thing I tell people is to make sure that your values are in line what you spend the majority of your waking hours doing.

It's much easier to stand out from the crowd when there's only a handful of-- of women.

Being open to constructive criticism and being really professional. And treating people like you wanna be treated.

Listen and pool lots of sources of information. So, you're not swayed by anyone really strong personality.

To step out of your comfort zones. It's very easy to sit back and reading some lesson and take good notes. But, you really need to speak up.

Continue of your dream. And just keep on dream and never give up.

You never give up.

Don't quit.

Know that if you're truly passionate about something you keep working hard that you're going to achieve what-- what you're goals are.

The financial difficulties of the people in my community.

When is gonna be the day that no one show up to my restaurants?

The underlying reality of poverty in the world.

I think all of us probably worry about whether our lives have an impact and will make a difference in this world.

The one thing that keeps me up at night is really making sure that our portfolio companies are successful, that they have the tools to be successful.

I am most proud of my team.

My film.

My Metropolitan Opera debut.

Really proud of my staffs.

I'm most proud of my family.

Graduating valedictorian of the Police Academy.

Winning Ecco, the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award.

I'm proud of a lot. I have to say I feel really lucky and blessed and humbled.

I like to say fail fast and fail often. And get up again.

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