I’ve been inspired by many remarkable people, and now I want to use what I have learned to try and inspire others. Through my successes and failures, so much of the experience I’ve gained has been influenced by the people I am lucky enough to consider advisors mentors and friends. Now I want to give back what has been given to me, and hopefully pay forward the goodness that others have bestowed on me. Whether it is information about starting a business, becoming an effective leader, building a network- or something I share about my daily life- I know how valuable having people I respected and trusted around me to provide guidance and ideas has been in my personal and professional successes. I hope to use this blog to create a place for sharing with you the things that I have learned. I am especially interested in helping other women who want to pursue entrepreneurship or anything else they set out to accomplish. No relationship is ever in one single direction- if I can help someone else to achieve a goal or learn a new skill, I believe I will gain from the experience as much as I give. My journey has been a long and unlikely one. I overcame the odds to get to where I am today and I believe that if I could do it, with a little bit of help, so can you.