Xerox CEO tackles the work-life balance debate.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- Xerox CEO and chairman Ursula Burns took on the having-it-all debate head-on at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Thursday, saying that when it comes down to it, we all just need to chill out.
"As long as I've been alive discussing this, and even before, this concept of having it all -- that's not the point," she said. MOREOct 17, 2013 12:48 PM ET
Top female executives talk about landing that board spot, what to do when you get there, and how to get companies to tackle the gender gap.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Women have been shown to be effective board members, so why aren't there more of them?
Despite the strides women are making in the C-suite and the ballot box, gender diversity on corporate boards remains an intractable problem. The issue MOREOct 17, 2013 12:45 PM ET
Burch says the former Wal-Mart President and CEO "adds a lot of spice."
By Erika Fry, reporterFORTUNE -- Tory Burch, valued at more than $3 billion and known for its wildly popular ballet flats and print tunics, has also been adding some flair to its board of late.
The company recently added Lee Scott, the former President and CEO of Wal-Mart (WMT), to its board, CEO Tory Burch told Fortune Thursday morning at the MOREOct 17, 2013 12:24 PM ET
The youngest Supreme Court Justice and former Dean of Harvard Law School talks about creating great culture and communicating without email.
By Colleen Leahey, reporter
FORTUNE -- Capitol Hill's exhaustive gridlock so pervades conversations about the U.S. legal system that it's difficult to remember other governmental institutions with far fewer managerial problems. On Wednesday night at Fortune's Most Powerful Women conference in Washington, D.C., mild-mannered Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reminded the MOREOct 16, 2013 9:38 PM ET
The Facebook COO and Lean In author says she has no plans to run for office.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- How do you do it all? It's a familiar question often directed toward women who attempt to balance a career with family. Implicit is the assumption that of course something is being sacrificed. If the kids are happy, the job is suffering. And if along the way, you MOREOct 16, 2013 5:01 PM ET
The defense contractor has put 2,000 employees on furlough, CEO Marillyn Hewson explained at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.Oct 16, 2013 4:52 PM ET
More women on the Hill would help break the relentless partisanship, according to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- With the debt default threat seemingly receding, it's time to take stock of how this near-disaster came to pass. There's been no shortage of culprits named. Here's a new one: testosterone. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) took the stage at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit to MOREOct 16, 2013 4:34 PM ET
The former Republican senator lambasted the House and Senate for failures of leadership.
By Anne VanderMey, reporter
FORTUNE -- If Olympia Snowe were House Speaker John Boehner, she would have done a few things differently.
"I would never have agreed to the strategy of delaying or defunding the Affordable Care Act," she said. "It certainly wasn't a winning strategy. And it clearly wasn't an achievable strategy in a divided government."
Her other would-be MOREOct 16, 2013 3:25 PM ET
Baroness Shriti Vadera discusses the concerning economic impact of the growing skills gap in the United States at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C.Claire Zillman, reporter - Oct 16, 2013 2:17 PM ET
The swimmer goes the distance and reveals how she made it through the 110-mile journey.
FORTUNE -- Diana Nyad is not one to downplay her accomplishments. On her record-setting swim from Cuba to Key West: "Without sounding too full of hubris, it was epic," she said of her 110-mile journey. In a conversation with Chelsea Handler, Nyad regaled the audience at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit on Wednesday with tales of MOREOct 16, 2013 12:55 PM ET
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