I firmly believe when you see another woman on her path, you can be inspired to know what is possible for you.
And for our Women on Fire members highlighted today, I hope you will feel us cheering you on for your work and dedication to follow your dreams!
First up, we shine the light on a collection of women. They are the 21 co-authors of Vol. 2 of our book Women on Fire: 21 More Inspiring Women Share Their Life Secrets (and Save You Years of Struggle!)
Women on Fire Book co-authors gathering in New York City — Front row: Mary Kay Purdy, Susan Kruger, Marilyn Brown, me!, Tricia Simpson, Leah Hamilton, Marge Snyder. Back row: Heike Vogel, Maria Verroye, Sophfronia Scott, Lisa Arundale, Linda Neff, Kacy Cook, Kim Davis, Beth Bryce, Laurel Hodory, Jenifer Madson, Kay Raypholtz, Carrie Saba, Sarah Elizabeth Greer, Michelle Whittaker and Meredith Schoenberger. Co-authors missing from the photo were Jan Allen, Nicole Friedler Brisson and Mary Carran Webster. (Photo by Rob Berkley)
Together with publisher Sophfronia Scott, editor Kacy Cook, communications and marketing manager Meredith Schoenberger, we all met recently in New York City to share a day of inspiration, connection and personal stories.
Our co-authors have all written their transformative chapters of struggle and triumph — and they all did it by our deadline. (What an accomplishment:-) The book will be published this summer and I promise you are going to be inspired!
Dyana on her Sunday shift at the 9/11 memorial
For Dyana Robenalt of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, life has now come full circle.
After witnessing the collapse of the World Trade Center towers from the rooftop of her Manhattan office building, she abandoned her executive sales position with UPS. And she went to work to rebuild her spirit.
She moved to the Poconos and developed her gardening skills and expertise. She now manages the gardens of large estates through the Estate and Enhancement Division at Statile & Todd in Far Hills, New Jersey.
And to prove how healing it is to give back, today Dyana volunteers at the new 9/11 memorial.
If you visit the memorial, she’s happy to help you or provide information and you can reach her email@example.com.
Personal style consultant Holly Getty of New York City, was featured on New York’s WPIX-TV morning show for her styling expertise. She led a segment on denim that WOWed the producers and audience!
How fabulous is this illustration above of Holly? Another example of an amazing Women on Fire collaboration as it was a gift to Holly from Lara Licharowicz of New York City created by the talented Rosemary Fanti of Chicago.
Siiri Morley (in the green top and necklace) during her recent visit to Haiti
Siiri Morley of Boston was recently in Haiti launching a new pilot program for the company she founded to provide jobs for refugee women and that Women on Fire champions — Prosperity Candle.
Many of you met Siiri at our retreat in Chicago last fall, and she has tirelessly worked to promote Properity Candle, which was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show!
Congratulations, too, to Woman on Fire Dana Frost of Chicago for becoming a powerful supporter of Prosperity Candle with her own unique brand of candle scent. “Share the light, Change a Life” is Properity Candle’s motto and Siiri and Dana are doing just that!
Phoebe Lapine dazzling television hosts with her healthy, easy cooking style
Private chef and cookbook author Phoebe Lapine of New York City is receiving a ton of buzz — and deservedly so! — for her celebrated food blog Feed Me Phoebe.
Even if you don’t like to cook, the pictures alone make it an enticing read!
Phoebe marked the first anniversary of her blog with a segment on New York City’s CBS affiliate’s “Cooking on The Couch.” Check out the clip and recipe for Phoebe’s yummy Fusilli with Asparagus-Radish Leaf Pesto here!
Christina Haag with the adorable Danny Pino in Law & Order: SVU
Christina Haag of New York City appeared on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU when she starred in “Girl Dishonored” on April 24. She portrayed the Dean of Students in this riveting episode, so set your DVRs because it’s sure to replay soon!
Nicole Lovett of Columbus, Ohio has signed on to help coach the parents in the popular show Six Little McGhee’s on Oprah’s OWN Network.
Not only is Nicole making her national television debut, but she’s doing it while she’s 7 1/2 months pregnant! She is expecting a little girl soon.
Nicole was a member last year of Jan Allen’s Women on Fire coaching group. In 2012, Nicole also was Women on Fire’s Theo Scott Scholar in honor of the late sister of Sophfronia Scott.
Congratulations to another Women on Fire member in Jan Allen’s group — Jane Juergens of Columbus.
Jane recently married her extensive experience in human resources with the need for companies to implement and optimize cloud-based HR systems — and launched her own company — PeopleGen.
Jane has a passion for helping others tap into their true potential and we are thrilled to see PeopleGen take life and we look forward to watching it grow!
Wendy Taucher of New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, has debuted her latest opera “Impresario Now! 90% Theater, 90% Musicale, Very Mozart Most of the Time.”
Talented Wendy co-wrote, directed and choreographed the entire show! Her company — Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater — will be presenting the show from May 3-18, 2013 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 407 W. 42nd St. You can buy tickets here!
Congratulations to each of you for moving your dreams forward. You are an inspiration! Sharing your gifts with the world full-out as you are doing WILL change the world.
We love hearing what you’re up to so please tell us so we can shine the light on YOU in an upcoming SPARK!
Believing in you and all that you bring to the world ~