Author Archives: Colleen Leahey, Reporter
  • The Angela Ahrendts reading list

    At the inaugural Fortune Most Powerful Women event in London, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts shared her favorite business authors.

    By Nina Easton, Fortune senior editor

    Burberry (BBRYF) CEO Angela Ahrendts draws her greatest inspiration from reading—which sometimes leads to ground-breaking new relationships.  After finishing Howard Schultz's account of building Starbucks, Pour Your Heart Into It, she emailed him. She was in an airport, on her way to Seattle, and suggested a get-together MORE

    Jun 19, 2012 11:06 AM ET
  • Angela Ahrendts: The secrets behind Burberry's growth

    After taking over in 2006, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts revived the struggling British fashion brand. At the Fortune Most Powerful Women event in London, she shared her strategy.

    By Nina Easton, senior editor-at-large

    FORTUNE -- When Angela Ahrendts took over Burberry (BBRYF) in 2006, she had no time to waste. The 150-year-old label had lost its cache. In a sector growing 13%, its growth clocked in at 2%. Its best days seemed MORE

    Jun 19, 2012 10:54 AM ET
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  • No unpaid internship? No problem

    As student loan debt heads skyward, not all students can spend their summers as unpaid interns. How baristas and sales clerks can compete with internship-heavy resumes. By Colleen Leahey

    - May 22, 2012 12:41 PM ET
  • The World Bank's women problem

    If Dartmouth's Jim Yong Kim can't stand up to patriarchal attitudes on a tiny New Hampshire campus, what are his chances as World Bank president?

    By Colleen Leahey, reporter

    FORTUNE -- What does college frat pledge hazing have to do with the World Bank? A whole lot more than you'd think.

    The most recent issue of Rolling Stone includes a colorful, disturbing retelling of former Dartmouth fratboy Andrew Lohse's harrowing experience as a MORE

    Apr 2, 2012 12:50 PM ET
  • What will "fix" young America?

    Scott Gerber is leading a movement to promote entrepreneurship to address youth unemployment. But is one man's enthusiasm enough to keep such a campaign together? By Colleen Leahey

    Mar 6, 2012 12:25 PM ET
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Colleen Leahey
Colleen Leahey

Colleen Leahey joined Fortune in May 2011 to cover leadership, technology, and small business. She also focuses on building the Fortune Most Powerful Women franchise in the digital and live media space and manages programming for the MPW Summit. Previously, Colleen worked at The New Yorker and Bicycling magazine. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Manhattan.

Email Colleen Leahey | @cmleahey
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