I was recently honored by More Magazine by being included on their 2011 “Fierce List”, along with 50 other dynamic and influential women. The beautiful Ashley Judd graces the cover.
More’s Fierce List includes women “with nerve”...Women who are the best examples going of fortitude and attitude, endurance and resilience, true grit and true wit…Women who are tireless transformers, bold blowers of the whistle, glass-ceiling smashers and party crashers…Women who are uppity…Women who are down to earth…Women who are tough and compassionate, graceful and invincible…Women who are survivors and revivers; resisters, insisters, sisters. Needless to say, I was honored to be included on a list that includes (but is not limited to): Hillary Clinton, Tina Thompson (WNBA), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Aung San Suu Kyi (pro-democracy heroine of Myanmar), Michelle Obama, Lori Proctor, Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey, and Tina Fey.
The editors of More Magazine included a description of my plight to hold a cyber-stalker accountable for stalking and harassing me (see page 108). They also included my motto, “Well behaved women rarely make history” (see page 110). I actually borrowed the quote from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, however it an important motto to live by. We should all dare to be Fierce…dare to be the “uncommon”…dare to try something new…dare to step out of our comfort zone…dare to go against the grain, even when you must stand alone in your journey.