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Empowered and Proud - We're Just Getting Started
This May, we've been working on our 2nd Core Conversation Series - Extraordinary Women Change the World. In case you missed any posts, here is a brief wrap-up of the posts up to this point with an afterword by Angela Wheeler. Enjoy!
Extraordinary Women Change the World - In the kickoff post for the series, Angela Wheeler (Charlie's wife!) discusses why we're interested and promoting women's empowerment. She shares her story of discovering empowerment this past year through her personal and medical struggles.
You, Me, and Tina Fey - Michele Woodward talks about the reality of mean girls in the adult world and what we can do to rise above it and empower one another.
Celebrate Your Power - If the word "empowerment" doesn't sit quite right with you, you've got to read this inspiring post by Nailah Blades. Sharing her story about "showing up," Nailah shows us what it means to shine on your own terms.
Fog Leads to Clarity and Empowerment - Molly Gordon speaks from a place of honesty and experience about what it was like starting her coaching practice - and the peace that came from standing in her own power.
Be the Wizard in Your Own Life - Heather Allard shares a story of empowerment that came from the tragedy of her father's death and her mother learning how to do things for herself.
Social Networks, Isolation, and Changing the Story of Motherhood - Dusti Arab discusses how Gen Y is changing the cultural narrative of motherhood and how empowerment is a key component of the next phase of feminism.
Where We've Been and Where We're Going
The response to the start of this series on women's empowerment has been overwhelmingly positive. Deep gratitude to all of you who have contributed to this discussion and taken it out into the world in your own way. That's what we love...Share your power with your audience, your community, the world.
We've been impressed with the stories our contributors have shared thus far. It's beautiful and inspiring to see how each of our contributors has been on a unique journey related to empowerment. From fighting back after a near-death experience to challenging the status quo of motherhood to giving yourself permission to shine.
Stay tuned....Next week we'll have more inspiring contributions to our series. You'll get a chance to hear from Shann Vander Leek in all her goddess glory. Then, later on in the series you're going to get a glimpse into the lives of empowered change makers such as Liz Dennery Sanders, Bob Poole, Pam Slim, Justine Musk, Tim Berry, and many more.
A few thoughts/questions I'd like to leave you with today:
Has there been a post in this series that has reached you in an important way? We'd love to hear from you and share your empowerment journey.
Is there a woman that has made a significant positive impact on your life? If so, let her know.
Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing women who have made an impact in our lives. I've been blessed to have a supportive mom, as well as two "bonus moms." I'm going to let all three of them know what they've done for me. I hope you have a chance to express gratitude to an important mother in your life.