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05/30/2013 06:48 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2013

Huffington This Week: Our Moment

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This week's issue is dedicated to redefining success -- a theme, as it happens, that is also at the center of The Huffington Post women's conference Mika Brzezinski and I are co-hosting next week called "The Third Metric: Redefining Success Beyond Money & Power."

In the middle of an important debate about women, leaning in, and taking our full place at the table, this is a great moment for all of us to acknowledge that the current male-dominated model of success -- which equates success with burnout, sleep deprivation, and driving ourselves into the ground -- isn't working for women, and it's not working for men, either. So, in preparation for the conference on June 6, we're featuring voices of women who understand the need for a third metric of success, beyond money and power, that includes our well-being, wisdom and our ability to wonder and to make a difference in the world.

At the conference -- and on our new HuffPost section on The Third Metric -- we'll be starting the conversation by asking these questions about how to redefine success. As Mika puts it, these are "the questions many women are left with when they achieve financial security, gain power or success -- or all three at once: What about me? When do I sleep? Am I happy? Am I mentally healthy? Am I physically healthy? Am I giving back? Am I remembering where I came from? What about my friendships?"

But these are also questions that women who are struggling to make ends meet are facing every day. In the magazine this week, we are also featuring the voices of women -- and a few good men -- on how they are already redefining success: Suze Orman on what constitutes a successful life ("Success is not how many zeroes your bank account has. It's about making the most of the life you have."), Canadian entrepreneur Margot Franssen on employers' destructive tendency to ask women and men to "choose between being a good parent and being a good employee," ABC News vice president Susan Mercandetti on how her definition of success has changed over the course of her career, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on how he learned, after many years, the value of applying the most valuable lessons learned at home to his career, and vice versa.

Finally, since the need to unplug and recharge is a key tenet of The Third Metric, we're spotlighting vacation destinations and retreats that help you leave behind your devices and reconnect with yourself. So join us as we redefine success and chart a course to a new, more humane, more sustainable definition -- for women and for men.

This story appears in the Issue 51 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, May 31.

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