Women of substance


Sometimes we women forget how incredible we are. It's easy to do when you're caught in the dailiness of life's obligations.

Today some women with a mission provided a chance for other women to come and enjoy each others' company, learn some great tips on improving our financial savvy, and eat some lovely food in lovely surroundings.

After the panel discussion on women's financial empowerment–ably and passionately facilitated by Vikki Pryor, the CEO of S.USA, our host company–I had an opportunity to hear stories of how some women make sure they find the time outside their careers to make a difference in the lives of school-age children. How they regularly give of their expertise and their creativity to help change the dynamics for kids–help them "get" lessons that make it more likely they'll be able to access opportunities out there. Talk, for example, about dress styles and attitudes that can hamper a young person's chances in the job market. Bring inspiring speakers who can also help kids identify–people who started out with nothing and grew up to be successful and confident members of society.

Robin, Cheryl and Chester, thanks for your stories. Vikki and crew, thank you for a brief but powerful interlude of inspiration.

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