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Today’s women leaders are Game Changers. They take charge of their careers and take charge of their futures. These women have mastered their work and have learned the necessary steps to move ahead and build a successful career. These women have made their mark in business and are exceptionally strong role models of what a woman can do.
Annually in March in observance of National Women’s History Month, Dr. Lisa Wicker/Linwick and Associates is thrilled to honor and highlight the many contributions women in metro Detroit, MI and Charlotte, NC, have made to women’s history, the business world and the community. Here are the honorees of Michigan’s 2015 inaugural class sharing a word on success:
2015 Inaugural Class What honorees are saying…
"My mother instilled in me daily, as a youngster, to believe that “I can be anything that I want to be. Anyone who desires to be successful in business, must possess the three D’s—Dedication, Determination and Desire."
Rev. Betty Pulliam, President/Director, Payne-Pulliam School
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you." –Maya Angelou
Shani Penn, Senior Strategy Advisor, Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan
‘To thine own self be true’ is the quote I live by. There is no disconnect between your head and your heart. Finding the reason the universe put you here is the key to happiness. You have to be true to who you really are.
Samantha White, Founder/Artistic Director, Shakespeare in Detroit
"Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny." –James Allen, As A Man Thinketh
Pamela Rodgers, Owner, Rodgers Chevrolet
"Always look for ways to create uncommon or previously unexplored opportunities for yourself. Just keep your goals and the people who depend on you at the forefront of all you do, and success will find you."
Andra Rush, Founder, Chairman/CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation
"True passion for your career results from understanding and knowing what God has created you to do. Once you know this, that power ‘within’ will drive you to be relentless in your pursuits. Success will not be measured only financially, but in fulfilling your purpose and true calling."
Dr. Velton Robinson, Principal, The Smile Connection
"Leadership is the quest of recognizing what aspect of human suffering deeply disturbs you,having the courage to confront it, the audacity to attempt to fix it, the willingness to engage others, and the humility to accept failure as simply another opportunity to try again."
Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Sr. VP Comm Health & Equity and Chief Wellness Officer, Henry Ford Health System
"When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back." –Michelle Obama
Vivian Pickard, President, The GM Foundation
"Recognize the true potential in every young person and to develop intrinsic security that makes optimum use of their individualized talent."
Asia Newson, Entrepreneur, Super Business Girl
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any." –Alice Walker
Cathy Nedd, COO & Associate Publisher, The Michigan Chronicle
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter, don’t mind." –Dr. Seuss
Sue Marx, Producer/Writer/Director, Sue Marx Films
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
Alyssa Martina, President and Publisher, Metro Parent Publishing
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