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.
Written by: Bethany Wood, Director, SEI International . . .
I grew up in suburban Washington State, in a 1960s rambler on a quiet cul-de-sac. My dad had the same job for thirty years and my mom worked part time at an elementary school. Life was about family and church. It was quiet, just like my street. Every woman in my family circle was either a stay at home mom or worked with children. Continue reading
Written by: Ramona M. Pinckney
I now realize that life isn’t about what you have, but it is about making the most of what you have.
I grew up in Bronx, New York in a dysfunctional family living in the inner city. Everyone seemed to live for the moment and without hope for a future. As a product of my surroundings, I lived a life of hopelessness and despair. My only point of reference for a better life was what I saw on television and that was of course out of my reach. Continue reading