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Women on Top Award Winners Video

These 18 young women are changing the world, revolutionizing their industries, and raising the bar on female achievement.

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Hi! I'm Sophie Moura. I'm a senior editor at Marie Claire and we are here at the shoot for our special October issue looking at 18 of the most impressive professional women in America.

Hi Marie Claire. May name is Hannah Pingree.

This is Sheila Callaghan.

Hi Marie Claire readers. I'm Alexa von Tobel.

Hi, I'm Alanna Rutherford.

I'm Kimberly Ovitz.

Hi Marie Claire. This is Ruchi Sanghvi.

I'm Anjali Jaiswal.

I left Harvard Business School midyear to launch LearnVest. So, we're really focusing on empowering the women across the United States to control all of household spendings. We're gonna educate them on their money in a really fun and hip way and it's been pretty exciting.

I was the first female engineer at Facebook. There are a very few women in technology and I think we should be encouraging women right from school and in colleges to be studying engineering and the sciences.

I think the most important thing that I've learned, you know, moving up in politics, is just women need to take risks. They need to be confident. They need to put themselves out there and they-- they can't doubt themselves. I got elected Speaker of the House by lots of men older than me and I think the fact that they voted for me is a good sign for women and especially young women everywhere.

Whatever your passion is, go for it. It sounds like when you look at, you know, where my career is, that it's been all very well thought out, environmental science undergrad, you know, law degree. I didn't really plan it that masterfully. Instead, what I did was you take life as it comes and the opportunities that are there and make the most out of those.

I think it's just always important to have someone that gets you and is someone, you know, you can trust and lean on and just follow your-- your passion.

People ask me, "Why did you become a writer?" You know, everybody writes when they're kids and, at some point, people stop and nobody ever told me to stop, so I kept going. My career advice would be "If you love it, keep doing it".

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