POWERFUL Women – Stories

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Her Story Influenced Her Business

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” wrote author J.K. Rowling. Same for me, my 18 year marriage ended one day when my then husband left for work and never came back home. He went home to someone else. I was blindsided. In a flash, I lost my … Continue reading

From Homeless to Hollywood: My Journey to Success

From Homeless to Hollywood: My Journey to Success By Arian Simone After college, I moved to Los Angeles for my first job. After working for just one month, the company was sold and I was laid off. With no source of income I eventually moved out of my apartment and into my car. I sold … Continue reading

I Was Orphan Number 27: Ballerina Michaela DePrince’s Inspiring Story

I Was Orphan Number 27: Ballerina Michaela DePrince’s Inspiring Story by Erika Hayasaki Her career seems almost fated: Outside her orphanage one day, the wind had literally blown a magazine onto her face; the cover showed a ballerina en pointe. “The dancer looked beautiful and happy—that’s what caught my eye,” Michaela remembers. “I wanted to … Continue reading


MEET MY FRIEND CALLED, “JEAN A WOMAN OF STRENGTH!” Jean is not loud. She is not visible in the eyes of those who should value her. But, if you ever encountered her, you will know her. You will not know her by her natural appearance. She’s not your average model, business women or an attorney. … Continue reading

Single Mom Goes From American Hustle To Living Her Dreams in Abu Dhabi

Single Mom Goes From American Hustle To Living Her Dreams in Abu Dhabi Tenille Livingston How far would you go to live the life of your dreams? Tanai Benard a school teacher and single mother of three children ages 5,6 and 8 made a decision that ultimately changed their lives forever. In 2013, Tanai’s marriage … Continue reading

When My Indian Mom Divorced My Dad, She Became an Outcast. It Also Saved Her Life

Eight years ago, my mom divorced my dad. But we’re Indian, and that never happens. It just isn’t something we do — not in India, not in America and especially not initiated by a woman. My parents had an arranged marriage. She was young when they wed, and he was ten years her senior. She … Continue reading

An Impossible Decision by D.K. Miller

There have been several articles and TV news stories about women deciding to keep pregnancies in spite of the extreme possibility of dying due to illnesses and deciding not to get treatment. For the most part these women are making this choice due to religious beliefs and the belief that abortion is murder… This has … Continue reading

“I Survived Ebola” – The first American woman with this frightening disease shares her miraculous story.

When my husband, David, and I became full-time missionaries, it was because we felt called to serve a higher purpose. I wanted to live out my faith every day. There’s more to faith than preaching — Jesus left his home to help others, and I wanted to emulate that. Throughout our 40-year marriage, David and … Continue reading

Three Women’s Stories of How They Put Their Dreams Back Together

Challenges and transitions are not so much a part of life as they are the nature of it. Most of us can cope with minor disappointments—the job interview you just knew you nailed that doesn’t result in an offer, or the man who goes from being a catch to a jerk in the span of … Continue reading

A Woman of Strength Does Not Repeat Her Mother’s Mistakes

Growing up was very difficult for me because even though I had both my parents they were definitely not the best role models. My father was the eldest boy of 7 children, born and raised in Ireland with a good foundation of married loving parents and a very good athlete. He received a college scholarship … Continue reading

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