On International Women's Day 2012, CNN is launching a new strand focusing on women, work and success, Leading Women.

We'll connect you with some of the most influential women of our time in a new series that will shed light on their careers, lives and ideas.

Each month, Leading Women will showcase two extraordinary women -- remarkable professionals who have made it to the top in all areas of business, the arts, sport, culture and more -- each in their own way.

Watch Leading Women weekly on CNN news shows, Connect the World and News Stream, presented in turn by anchors Becky Anderson, Kristie Lu Stout and Felicia Taylor.

Connect with us online at cnn.com/leadingwomen for more interviews, opinion and advice for women on how to advance their own careers.