19 Remarkable Northwest Women

19 Remarkable Northwest Women … now available on Amazon
or direct from the author…

Introduction

Women, across the nation, are choosing the types of jobs and career paths that they want, regardless of past traditions or restrictions. Women are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. They are doctors, lawyers, judges, university professors, astronauts, scientists, writers, actors, movie directors and producers, professional athletes, accountants, coaches. They are entrepreneurs, creating and operating their own businesses. They are ambassadors, politicians, philanthropists.

What happens as women take on more and more career responsibilities outside the home?

Author Mireille Guiliano, in the introduction to her book, “Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire,” says “A sweeping ‘women’s issue’ is achieving a healthy balance of work life with ‘life’ life.” She asks, “What is the point of being a successful businesswoman if you are not happy?” She goes on to say “We don’t work in a vacuum. Our work is a part of the rest of our lives.”

Can a woman have it all? Can she achieve a work-life balance that actually works? The answer is a resounding, “Yes, she can.” But she can’t do it alone. She needs friends, supporters, networking groups, and family.  Here are just a few of the many remarkable Northwest Women: creative, educated, professionally successful, community minded, socially active, and enjoying life. These women have found their place and are passionate about what they are doing. Their advice to young women today is to follow your passion, take your careers seriously, carefully consider what it is you want to accomplish, never give up, and help each other along the way.

 

About Carolyn Leeper

Carolyn's memoir, "Borrowed Time: 75 Years & Counting" recounts events from her childhood with tributes to her family. She is looking forward to the years ahead. She is also the author of a children's alphabet book: "Come With Me From A to Z". "19 remarkable Northwest Women" profiles women who have found their passion.
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