Ellen Kullman became CEO during the last recession. Here’s how it’s impacting her leadership now

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DuPont’s first female CEO, who served during the 2008 financial downturn, shares what it takes to stay resilient during unpredictable times. Ellen Kullman, CEO of 3D printing company Carbon, knows her way around a crisis. Kullman spent 27 years at chemical company DuPont, where she started as a marketing manager in 1988. She was named the company’s CEO and chairman in January 2009, just a few months after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. Read Full Story

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Compass IPO day: CEO Robert Reffkin on how his mom inspired him to launch the real estate unicorn

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“She didn’t give up. She became an agent. I saw, through that, [that] agents are greatest group of entrepreneurs.” Robert Reffkin’s mother inspired him to found a real estate company that uses to technology to help its agents succeed. Ruth Reffkin sold real estate for years, including years when she was raising him as a single mother, disowned by her white family for having an interracial relationship. He watched how she struggled to do her job with as many as nine different third-party tools. Read Full Story

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