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Gloria Harrison

Azusa, CA, United States

Mary Baker Eddy is my inspiration. She inspires me to become a spiritual healer like she was and to help others to be spiritual thinkers. Mary Baker Eddy authored the book, ...

Lora Englehart

West Chester, PA, United States

Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) used the gifts she was given to lift up all people, but especially people of color, women and children. In her life, she fought slavery, ...

Tara Marta

Scranton

Born in 1921, my Aunt Anna grew up in Brooklyn, New York at a time when women had few choices. Though she longed to attend college, she had to quit ...

Racine Dews

Azusa

Mary Baker Eddy is the woman I am inspired by because she established a world-wide religion, established The Christian Science Monitor which is an international news magazine, and authored the ...

Jean Willets

Des Moines

Mary Baker Eddy the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures embraces all mankind in its diverse expression with God's ...

Berta Maria Hines, M.D.

Portland, OR, United States

Ingeborg Hermine Leubner from the Czech Republic gave me life and Marianne Schosser Hines gave me a life. She legally adopted me in Augsburg, Germany as a single woman at ...

Lisa Gage

Valley Springs Ca, United States

Broke my neck in a car wreck in 1977 while pregnant with this guy! Now he is forty and 6'9. Never anyone before me in the US. It was a ...

Shomari Beamon

Waterbury, CT, United States

Iyanla Vanzant inspires me because I feel my life thus far has paralleled a portion of hers. From domestic violence, burying a child, to despite completing various educational ventures...having no ...

Jocelyn Davidson

Stafford, VA, United States

My Mom, she was one of the first girls at her school in a rural Virginia town to take shop class because she wanted to. At first she was told ...

Tina Ecker

Albuquerque, NM, United States

How do you describe in a few words someone who every year fundamentally alters the future of 25 to 35 young people? My life partner is a master teacher, yet ...

Matthew Traina

My story is about my mom. She is my everything. She has done so much for me and I lover her. My mom is the best. Everyone who meets her ...

Terri Hartwell Easter

Washington, DC, United States

Easter, founder and Principal of T.H. Easter Consulting, was recently awarded three Stevie awards including Executive of the Year, Woman of the Year, and Minority Owned Business of the Year. ...

Kathleen Burkinshaw

Charlotte, NC, United States

My mom, Toshiko Ishikawa Hilliker, was a Hibakusha. At the tender age of 12, she lost her home, family, and friends in one day. She was too young to fully ...

Kavita Das

New York, NY, United States

Lakshmi Shankar: The Inspiring Woman in the Movement that Brought Indian Music to the West By Kavita Das Among the most evocative sounds of the late 1960’s are the exotic strains of the ...

Sue Perlgut

Ithaca, NY, United States

Constance Eberhardt Cook (1919-2009) was a woman ahead of her time. She was a graduate of Cornell law school in 1943, one of only a few female corporate lawyers in ...