Greetings from Tucson where I delivered a keynote for the 2011 Annual YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Conference on my favorite topic, No Excuses and a brief workshop on the 9 Ways Power tools with about 400 women.
I had the honor of tag-teaming with the inspiring Shoshana Johnson, the first African American female prisoner of war (POW) of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Plus, we were Glamour Women of the Year honorees together in 2003!
Photo: Signing books at YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference-that’s Sergeant Bernadette Martinez Smith on the right–do read her inspiring story here: http://9ways.gloriafeldt.com/2011/10/05/she%E2%80%99s-doing-it-sargent-bernadette-smith-making-a-difference/
YWCA Tucson Women’s Leadership Conference
Westin La Paloma
I had the honor to meet Sergeant Bernadette Smith at the YWCA Women’s Leadership Conference in Tucson. We had written back and forth, as she had contacted me via this website after discovering No Excuses in a local bookstore. Once I met her in person I knew she was someone you had to meet. She is the epitome of “Power-To” utilized gracefully in a very male-centric profession.
As you’ll see she also has a keen sense of humor about it. This is her inspiring story written for “She’s Doing It.” She’s Doing It: Sergeant Bernadette Smith Making a Difference