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Weathering the Storms

Catherine Berman, co-founder of fintech startup CNote, explains how extreme volatility as an AmeriCorps volunteer helped her develop the resilience that she relies on today as a business leader. Drawn to social causes at an early age, Berman says the year she spent in Puerto Rico taught her about overcoming challenges and resolving personal conflicts with compassion.