Linda Lannon and Mary Wallace

Linda Lannon and Mary Wallace

In 2006, Mary Wallace and Linda Lannon were high-level executives at McGraw Hill who struck up a cross-country friendship. Both worked remotely from their homes on opposite coasts – Wallace in Florida and Lannon in California’but collaboration regularly...
Cecilia Nadal

Cecilia Nadal

I’ve spent my life building cross-cultural bridges in St. Louis. For 23 years, I was president of an employment firm that specialized in training employers and low-income job seekers how to transcend class divisions. Since 1996, I have also run Gitana, a...
William H. Abrashkin

William H. Abrashkin

I was a judge in a rough-and-tumble housing court in western Massachusetts for 22 years. Every week, hundreds of low-income, uneducated, unskilled young parents stood before my bench. I grew weary of seeing the damage caused by poverty and disadvantage over and over...
Liza Bercovici

Liza Bercovici

When my daughter, Gabriella, died in 1999 in a bike accident, my life stopped. My husband and I and our two sons were devastated. Too grief-stricken to continue my law career, I closed my practice and, with the help of family and friends, established The Gabriella...