To awaken, motivate and infuse readers with new ideas about life, leadership, integrity, dignity and strength. To inspire women and men to support programs that benefit women and girls and to donate 100% of the profits from sales of this book for the first two years to the Women’s Foundation of California and her grant partners.
– Maureen Ford & Patty DeDominic
Life Moments for Women video produced by the Film, Media & Social Justice Department
of Mount St. Mary's College.
Song "Women of Today" by Faith Rivera & Beth Eichel, performed by Faith Rivera.
Apparently, the magic touch is a woman's touch when it comes to small businesses. Recently collected data from resources such as the Small Business Administration reveals that small businesses owned by women are more likely to yield positive revenues and account for 29% of all business enterprises...
Determined women need a rest from the demands of their dynamic careers. Emerging more energized and excited about life than ever, Gisselle shares new parts of her life’s journey! For her mother and herself, lack of financial resources, needing to learn English or even blizzards never stood her way.
“It’s not those moments that destroy us, those are the Moments that MAKE US what and who we are."
Gisselle’s advice is to try to look at yourself to become Centered and she has done that again for herself. No longer “ruled by a calendar,” she remains a living model for others in many ways. After a diverse career as a major philanthropist and ceo she is on another path now which includes a planned sabbatical. Blossoming on a whole new level, she reminds us to always have Faith in yourself and a Vision for your Life.
Now working with veterans and Habitat for Humanity, Donna reminds us that life is not meant to go in only one direction, that it merely guides us and shapes our skills and experience. She left academia to pursue other avenues and knows it is important to find the rudder and guide yourself.
“Don’t look at a goal as having an absolute finish line. Use the road you are on and enjoy the journey.”
One of Donna’s mentors also gave her extremely valuable advice in dealing with staff. She tells us
“It’s a mutual contract and that you as a leader must be as interested in your staffs aspirations as you are in your own. Ask them where they want to go and everyone benefits.”
Listen as Donne Deutchman shares some of her current activities as CEO of Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.
The Winner of the August Sister And Girlfriends Story Contest
Donna Myrow, Founder of LAYouth, www.layouth.org
Thank you to all the wonderful women who shared their special moments about their girlfriends and sisters.
"My name is Donna Myrow, and I help students find and share their voice." Donna Myrow has spent the past 25 years passionately running L.A. Youth, a newspaper written and edited by teenagers for teenagers. Donna remembers the exact day her vision for L.A. Youth came to her: January 11th, 1988. “I was driving listening to the radio and I heard that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down press rights giving school administrators the power to censor student newspapers. I decided at that moment to start a newspaper.”