Inspired

What’s Inspiring Me Now: With Qurate Retail Group’s Naomi Jacobs

Naomi JacobsDirector of Social Strategy & Business Development

We know that sometimes, work, family—OK, life—can get a bit challenging. That’s why we’re interested in hearing what is inspiring successful women now. Here are four things from the Qurate Retail Group’s Naomi Jacobs.  Read More

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What’s Inspiring Her Now: With Villanova’s Narda Quigley

Narda QuigleyBeing a well-informed person is an important part of my job as an educator and, more broadly, as a participant in our democracy—but this can be really difficult as a woman and a minority in 2019.

I try to balance out some of the toxicity that I encounter with things that inspire me—sports, books, music, art, and progressive ideas.

These divergent sources help me remember to be positive, curious, and approach my life with joy: Read More

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‘Walk Your Talk’ and Other Inspiring Advice from Nobelist Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee -credit Michael Angelo-200x238Since being internationally recognized for co-leading a women’s movement that ended the most recent civil war in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee has hardly rested on her (Nobel) laurels. She continues to work for women, peace and security issues, founding The Gbowee Peace Foundation to provide education to women and underprivileged youth as well as serving as a global ambassador for Oxfam International and as a member of the UNHCR High Level Advisory Group on Gender, Forced Displacement and Protection.

Still, what Gbowee loves most is the time she spends in Africa working with young people to empower and inspire them. Here, the peace activist’s wise words for leaders of any age and situation. Read More

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Q&A: Rachael Ray on Her First Job, Being the Boss and Eating Healthy at Work

Rachael RayEven though she has 22 cookbooks, four TV shows, a lifestyle magazine and a line of dog and cat food, don’t call Rachael Ray a one-woman-cottage-industry. “I don’t like those terms,” she says. “It sounds like I created an ‘evil empire’ or something.” Her success wasn’t plotted out: “I just enjoy working, I enjoy people and I enjoy food. So, I do what I love; the TV just sort of happened. That’s just a bonus.” Read More

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Inspired By: Glennon Melton

Melton, Glennonsm“…every day I remind myself that there is a chasm-wide gulf between peacekeeping and peacemaking.”

If you’re not already reading Momastery, then you don’t know how brilliant and unflinchingly optimistic Glennon Melton is. Get to know her in this short interview and we guarantee you’ll be a fan, too. Read More

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Inspired By: Samantha Ettus

Samantha Ettus“…focus on your kids when you are with them, have one adult night out per week and be unapologetic about your lifestyle. You are a role model after all!”

Samantha Ettus is an expert in the art of personal branding. She’s also a bestselling author, television personality, and a wife and mother, so she has a lot of interesting things to say about making career and family work. Read on for some great advice.

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Be Inspired: Jane Pauley on Finding Your Voice

Jane Pauley portraitYou’re probably a better negotiator than you think, says Jane Pauley, a contributor to CBS’ Sunday Morning after almost four decades at NBC and New York Times bestselling author of Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. It’s just that your style isn’t the typical tough-guy act. Read More

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Inspired By: Cindy Ratzlaff

Ratzlaff, Cindysm“It is never too late to become your next best self.”

Marketing pioneer, writer, and Conference for Women speaker Cindy Ratzlaff opens up about happiness. The former vice president of brand marketing at Rodale is currently a contributor to Business Insider, and her essays on happiness have appeared on Oprah.com, CNN.com and Wowowow.com. She has also co-authored two bestselling books on happiness and boundaries, “Queen of Your Own Life” and “Queenisms: 101 Jolts of Inspiration.”

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Inspired By: Glenda Hatchett

C.G_Hatchett.5_06_01 015“Always act with the utmost integrity…your word is your bond.”

Judge Glenda Hatchett, host and star of Judge Hatchett, has had a distinguished legal career, completing a prestigious federal clerkship, spending 10 years at Delta Airlines and rising to the highest-ranking woman of color worldwide, and as chief presiding judge of the Fulton County Juvenile Court. One of our highest rated speakers ever, we’re honored to have her return to the Pennsylvania Conference for Women to help celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2013. Read on to learn how her career path took an unexpected twist and led her to the intersection of purpose and passion. Read More

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Inspired by: Meryl Levitz

Levitz-Meryl-headshot-Summer-2011-200x300“Look at the person, not at the title.”

Everybody learns differently, and sometimes you can learn the most from someone outside your chosen field, says Meryl Levitz, president & CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and Pennsylvania Conference for Women advisory council member. Click the link below to listen to the full interview. Read More

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