My life was filled with strong women and I was thrust into being bold because the women in my life empowered me. I am a combination of all the strong, courageous, and outspoken women who mentored me. As a young girl, my grandmother taught me to speak my mind but value the opinions of others. My mother taught me to walk taller than my 6 feet and never settle. My sisters taught me to love hard and laugh often. My girlfriends continue to guide me, knowing a hug makes most situations better - as does an occasional chocolate croissant!
Today, what makes me bold is my work at Nordstrom's. Every day I meet new, incredible women who frequently need a small reminder that they too are strong, bold and beautiful - no matter their age, size, coloring or any other perceived flaws. These women come in and out my life and have shared their stories of fear, vulnerability, and strength with tears and laughters. It makes me stronger and more bold because I can pass on what I have come to know as truth.
Thank you to all of those that have shown me the way, guided me through life and reminded me that empowering other women with make us all stronger.
A portion of the profits from my Amber Necklace will go to support the ongoing efforts to better education through the Pathways Educational Services.