Title: Chief International Correspondent, CNN
Children: Darius (14)
Christiane worked her way up from entry-level assistant at CNN's assignment desk to her role today, where she's been awarded most every journalistic honor in existence. She told Harvard Business Review that she didn't think twice about entering war zones for a story until she became a mother. "When people ask you how you're going to continue your career, you just give glib answers," she said. "I still go to those places. Even though I do, I calibrate what I do and how long I stay more carefully than I did before I was a mother."