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Albany, NY – Despite all the advances made by women, many successful women still feel that to succeed, they need to play by men's rules. But there is a growing call for society to embrace women's strengths, and to create more balance. It's something to think about as we start a new year - a time when many of us resolve to make changes to improve ourselves. I spoke with Nina Simons, a social entrepreneur and the author of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart.

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Nina Simons is the author of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart. Find out more at bioneers.org

Studies of men and women in the workplace show there are, not surprisingly, some major differences in not only leadership style, but behavior. The question is whether you're willing to stick your neck out to show that being different can be good for business. Consultant and author Selena Rezvani talks about women and the risk question

4:52 Women and Risk Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is a leadership consultant and author of The Next Generation of Women Leaders. Find out more at nextgenwomen.com.

Finally, a woman's story that I guarantee you'll remember for a long time. Imagine if you were so sensitive to sound that it was actually painful. And then imagine you're a musician. Meet Carole Starr.

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Carole Starr lives in Maine. That audio came to us from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.