From a physically abusive home to deep depression in the ninth grade, Blackman turned his pain into a decorated basketball career and a leadership role in the Dallas Mavericks' front office.
By Ben Swanger
Molina thought he might join the small family business in Mexico, but today leads an organization that represents 30,000 avocado growers.
The partner at Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegman describes life under the Chilean dictatorship and adapting to the states.
The Capital One Financial Services president dives into his childhood in Kolkata and working with orphans.
The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation leader shares his journey escaping communist Romania and making a life in the United States.
"It was jarring to grow up in a country where everyone looks like you and then come to a place where no one looks like you," The Beck Group CEO said.
By Chance Townsend
My Roots: Jacobs Executive Madhuri Andrews Left India With $500 to Pursue Higher Education in the U.S.
Now the Chief Digital and Information Officer for the engineering firm, she paved her way cleaning houses, driving a shuttle bus, and working as a security guard.