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In today’s world, there are so many amazing women worth admiring. They teach valuable lessons with their lives that young women can learn from. During a time where media glorifies reality show stars and super models, these are women worth looking up to for the impacts they’ve made in their communities and beyond. Here are seven women who have truly made an impact, and important lessons we can all learn from them.
Peggy Grande was the personal assistant to former President Ronald Reagan. She got this coveted position by writing a letter to the office of President Reagan asking for a job interview, which they granted. She was hired to be an intern. Through hard work and determination, she quickly rose through the ranks to the coveted position of the personal assistant to Ronald Reagan. Her boldness in knowing her own value is striking and empowering.
Ms. Grande teaches us to know our worth and ask to sit at the table. The worst thing anyone can say is no.
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From building a multi-million dollar fashion empire, being Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, and now a close special assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump has her hand in everything. Her ability to be a super mom, super daughter, and still be successful at everything else on her plate is astounding.
Ivanka once said “everything about mediocrity kills me.” That is evident in everything that she does, from media interviews to the various positions she holds. She shows young women that greatness is never out of your reach, and, with balance, it truly is possible to have it all.
Mrs. Reagan is most famously known for being the wife of President Reagan, but her efforts in the anti-drug campaign “Just Say No” are even more noteworthy. This First Lady traveled across the United States speaking about drug usage around the world, and even spoke to the United Nations. As a part of her campaign she once gave a speech saying “Life can be great, but not when you can’t see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life.”
Mrs. Reagan teaches us to promote what you’re passionate about using the platform you’ve been given, speak loudly, and to never take for granted how precious life is.
Kimberly Corban is a sexual assault survivor who turned tragedy into a platform and starts an important conversation. She has gone around the country advocating for the sexual assault awareness and the Second Amendment. Corban has said time and time again “I have been unspeakably victimized once already, and I refuse to let that happen again to myself or my kids.”
Ms. Corban teaches us to take the worst out of life, and turn it into a positive. She teaches us to never be a victim of our circumstances, find strength from within, and use our story to inspire others.