Liz Elting never quit anything in her life except for the "perfect" job she landed at 26. The linguaphile had previously worked in five countries, and studied four languages before graduating from NYU with an MBA. The then recent graduate, eager to build a career, took a job in international corporate finance. She was the only woman in the office. And, so began the "unnerving reality," Elting describes. Instead of doing her job, she was subjected to "Liz — phone!" every time the phone rang or asked to take messages for her colleagues. That's when she had a defining moment. She believed she was meant to lead — and she was right.