“When I was four years old I wanted to play soccer with my brothers but I was wearing a fancy pink dress. My mother said I could play soccer with the boys, but I had to change clothes. I wanted to do both – I wanted to wear my dress while playing soccer. Instead I stayed in my dress and watched them play from the sidelines. Then, when I became a mother, I became the hero of my own story. Being a mother made me brave and not afraid of anything. I went from being an introvert to talking to strangers, talking to everyone and being an advocate for my daughter. If I hadn’t had my daughter and told her bedtime stories I would never have written my book, Ellie Bixby and the Window to Darvlian Orpth” Lauren Kearney is an author and mother living in Los Angeles.
“I don’t often think I am taken seriously in the workplace because I am a woman. I work in management and I find that men who are older than me do not like me delegating to them.” – Danielle Gentile #LosAngeles #Gatsby #womenwholead #damnrightIatetheapple
“When I was looking for a new position, I wanted to work on a cause I believe in, I wanted to work with people who are driven, and I wanted to work really hard. I found my perfect fit working at AWS. I lead the We Power Tech campaign to amplify the voices of the currently underrepresented people working in tech, including people of color, LGBTQ, gender-diverse individuals, people with disabilities, and other communities.” –Margy Elliott, Marketing Manager, Amazon Web Services