In this issue’s feature article, we talk to Ambassador Swanee Hunt about her mission to empower women and girls around the globe. Her family foundation, Swanee Hunt Alternatives, works on developing the next generation of female leaders, employing them in policymaking as conduits of peace and tackling the global endemic of human trafficking. She discusses her work, her motivation and philanthropic legacy.

Also in this issue is an interview with Juliette Kayyem, homeland security expert, CNN analyst, former assistant secretary of President Obama’s Homeland Security team and author of Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home. Kayyem shares her insights on how to foster resiliency and how to keep your home and your family safe, as well as practical tips on preparedness.

This issue also features 17 women to watch in 2017. These incredible women have demonstrated their power as savvy businesswomen and models of female leadership. They are united in the cause of female entrepreneurship – each is either a founder or leader of a company or a woman who is promoting or funding female-led ventures, and some are both. These women are creating something greater than themselves, and we are excited to share their success with you.

If 70% of wealth transfers fail, how can families prepare the next generation to manage both wealth and legacy? To answer this question, BBH Wealth Planners Karin Prangley and Anne Warren surveyed a group of sophisticated estate planners to gather their insights on what makes intergenerational wealth transitions successful. The results are also featured in our “By the Numbers” infographic.

Finally, in “Five Questions,” Governor Christine Todd Whitman, the first female governor of New Jersey and a political trailblazer, reflects on what it means to be a woman in politics and why you should always trust your gut.

We hope that you are as inspired as we are by the women in this issue.