“I was having cocktails with a group of women and one commented about how she hated her job and that she was underpaid. A friend answered, “If you are good at what you do, you can always ask for more. There’s always more in the budget.” That was the comment that made me want to teach women about negotiating.” – Jamie Lee is a consultant with She Negotiates.
“I grew up as a white waspy insider. But being a woman, and being fatherless, I always felt like an outsider. I wouldn’t have found my purpose in life to help others tell their stories if I hadn’t had the experience of feeling marginalized.” – Tanya Taylor is storytelling coach and the founder and CEO of The Global School of Story. Tanya is also a survivor of sexual abuse.
“People don’t see prison as a woman’s issue. They also don’t see the oppression that women experience in prison and that women experience as leaders of criminal justice reform. I was in prison from 18-23 years of age. If I hadn’t had this experience I may not have found my strength. I don’t regret going to prison, because of prison I am going to change the world.” – Kayla Gerdes is an advocate with LifetoLife LLC and a council member of the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Kayla is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.