This website, and the associated book, are dedicated to every woman who’s ever broken through a barrier, violated a taboo, or overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve what seemed impossible, but was merely difficult . . . without even breaking a nail, or whining about it if she did.

Margaret “Ketch” Root

Written by: Lise Stampfli Torme

Margaret “Ketch” Root

An inspiration, a generous friend and a beloved family member

1947— 2012

Early years:

Margaret was born and grew up in the tight knit community of Maple Falls Washington. A precocious and independent child she loved swimming at the local Y, and fishing for Continue reading

The View Of Women In Business

Written by: Abby Dryer, PMP

Everyone has their own personal bias, snap judgments and assumptions.  The fact that when I enter someone’s office I may look like a young, naive girl in a suit means that I have two choices.  I can meet that person’s expectations, acting unsure and potentially afraid or lost; or I can surprise them with what I really am: a dedicated, strong leader that has moved mountains to achieve my goals.Continue reading