Julie Smolyansky was just 27 when she became CEO of Lifeway in 2002 after the death of her father. In this interview, Smolyansky emphasizes the value of taking risks, trusting your instincts and being grateful for the learning opportunities that come with professional setbacks.
Regardless of your profession, forming good daily habits can make you more successful, Jennifer Cohen writes. Wake up early to gain a sense of control over your day and lay out the next day's goals the night before.
Certain mistakes -- including making unjustified assumptions, failing to follow through on commitments and avoiding sensitive topics -- can hurt the quality of a mentoring relationship, writes Gwen Moran. "As a mentor, it's your job to have tough conversations sometimes," she writes.
About 36% of US consumers are following a specific diet, compared to 14% last year, according to an annual survey, and restaurants and food-makers are finding ways to cater to trending eating plans. The Paleo diet remains popular, and others including the Whole30 and the Ketogenic diets are also gaining fans.
Some large companies may camouflage their diversity issues rather than making true progress toward closing gender gaps, write Gina Glantz and Morra Aarons-Mele of GenderAvenger. It's important for observers "to point out camouflaging and pink-siloing efforts whenever we see them -- and to demand that [companies] do better," they write.
The 60 women on Forbes' list of richest self-made female entrepreneurs and executives have $71 billion in total net worth. Those on the list represent a variety of fields, including cosmetics, technology and food.