"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

Posts Tagged: Empowering Women

Investing in Women: Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, philanthropist, businesswoman, mother (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates: philanthropist, businesswoman and mother of three (photo c/o AARP)

Melinda Gates has been making headlines the past few weeks, and with good reason. Accomplished businesswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian and family matriarch, Gates wears many hats. She has always taken a personal interest in the world’s poorest countries and people. As co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation she has made it her mission to find ways science and technology can be used to better lives in developing countries. In recent years, she has focused her attention specifically on the women of these impoverished areas, working to empower and give them access to the opportunities they all deserve to create the future they desire.  (more…)

Women’s History Month

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Every day we celebrate women’s history, and in March the rest of the nation joins us. Women are the focus and all month long we honor, recognize and commemorate the great women of our past, present and future.  (more…)

Mentors Matter

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women's College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

ARC founder and team mentor Gail Riggs being cheered by students after the Young Women’s College Prep Leadership Breakfast in December. (photo cred: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

In this wonderful Internet Age, we have access to information on just about any subject. Whatever answers you may seek you can find with a simple Google search. With countless articles, blogs, vlogs, tip lists and studies aimed to help you in every aspect of your life, the Internet has become a hub of “how-to” advice. One question people are always asking? How to be successful. There are articles that can tell you how to succeed in business, in school, in motherhood, in sports, in philanthropy, in relationships, in politics, in fashion, and just about any other subject you can think of. Although these topics are wildly different (what it takes to succeed in one area may not be the same in another), there is one piece of advice you’ll see over and over again no matter what the topic or the source: Find a mentor.  (more…)

Krystal Cantu Proves Failure is Impossible

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn't let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn’t let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

For 25-year-old Krystal Cantu, failure was not only impossible, it was not an option. After a car accident days before her first CrossFit competition, the San Antonio native had to have her right arm amputated in order to save her life. For many people, this would be enough to knock them down and not want to get back up. Krystal not only got back up, but is now saying the accident is “the best thing that could have ever happened” to her. (more…)