05/09/2014 09:57 am ET

Want To Help Other Women? Then Talk About Your Mistakes

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When most of us think back to an agonizing mistake, the last thing we want to do is tell the world about it. This is especially so for those mistakes that still sting.

But that’s exactly what happened last year when I moderated a panel of powerful women and heard a particularly courageous and personal lesson from political powerhouse Lynn H. Yeakel, today the founder and co-chair of Vision 2020.

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