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Monique Sonoquie​

Chico, CA, USA

Winona Laduke is one of my "Sheroes". Native American Traditionalist, Activist, Author, Traditional Dancer, Wild ricer, Cultural and Environment Educator, Water And Land Protector, etc. She has fought for Mother ...

Siler Mary

Troy, AL, USA

Just simply, my maternal grandmother was one of my main influences. I’m reminded of her often and still inspired. She was the pure God-given glue that held life itself together ...

Rainie Armstrong


My mother, Connie Armstrong is my forever inspiration. She taught me and continues to teach me that I am good enough. She is the epiphany of poise, beauty, wisdom and ...

Andrew Chapman-McClain

Cecilia, KY, USA

I was born with sickle-cell anemia. My mother Diane McClain has been with me by my side since I can remember. She's my rock. My role model who never lets ...

Hattie Suda(Magryta)


Born in a family of 10, physically challenged with being born with one arm, I had a sewing teacher Mrs. Sinhuber who taught in Detroit. I was a rebellious teenager ...

Rodrick Enns


The most inspiring woman I know is Shirley Deane, a friend whom I’ve known for fifteen years. In the 1950s she was a talented N.Y. entertainer who walked away ...

Caprice Corbett

New York City, NY

My mother Arlene Patricia Corbett began her professional career as a secretary and through her diligence became the first Direct Marketing Manager at both Smithsonian and The New Yorker magazines ...

Jacqueline Cofield

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Jacqueline Cofield, the founder of J Rêve International LLC, is a multi-passionate, multidisciplinary cultural creative, educator, and yogini. Her global work includes programs with MAPP International Productions, Paramount International ...

Irene Smalls

Boston, MA, United States

"Girl, you gone too far to fall back." With those words my godmother, Louise Godfrey McNeil propelled my soul and my generations. Part of the great Black migration from the ...

Teressa Kennedy

Manteca, CA, United States

My mother is an extraordinary example of strength and courage. During my lifetime, she has experienced so much: from physical abuse in her childhood, battling an aggressive cancer in her ...

Ana Navarro

Miami, FL, United States

Learn about the woman who pushed Ana Navarro to be the person she is today. Also, she's got some great advice for other women who may be interested in politics.

Carmen de Lavallade

New York City, NY, United States

American actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. "There are times in your life when you want to give up, ...

Katie Mann


You really threw my for a loop in filling out this form. “Select a theme.” Are we artistic expression? Community engagement? Or embracing diversity? Personally, I think ...

Julie Babyar

San Francisco, CA, United States

To inspire. To lead, engage, motivate. To ignite light in others. Tina Ward. I have many connections with inspiring women everywhere. When I reflect on those who bring positive community impact ...

Judy little

La Verne, CA, United States

No single person has influenced me more than Mary Baker Eddy. Although she died in 1910, her writings are sharply relevant for today's world. Along with my Bible, I read ...