In Whitney’s Shoes: Individually Strong. Communally Stronger

Name: Whitney Griffith

Hometown: Trinidad and Tobago

What does it mean to have a voice? Understanding that your voice starts from within and is defined by your values, ethics and curiosity. Once you speak, whether it’s well received, ignored or eloquently addressed, you at least know you said what you meant to say, and if you were curious you did what you could to express your desire to learn more. Everything else is out of your control.

In Rachel’s Shoes: The Balanced Life of a Mom and Writer

Name: Rachel Rogers
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
What does it mean to have a voice? Having a voice means staying true to your fundamentals no matter the pushback that may come your way. At some point, you have to choose to stand up for what you believe, even if it is an unpopular choice. Most importantly, having a voice means to never let anyone else “make” you feel a certain way or take your choice away. Do not hand anyone the keys to your life.

Back in Elise’s Shoes: Where is She Now?

Name: Elise-Christelle Woappi (prefers Elise)
What have you been up to since your blog post with WIOPS?
I’ve grown tremendously in my personal life and professional career, relocated to a different city, and grew closer to my family. It’s been an intense self-growth and self-development journey. I’ve also experienced different successes and failures. My startup, Tchuento, finished building its prototype and completed a startup accelerator – but the company ultimately had a lot of red flags and ended up needing to pivot.

Back in Perla’s Shoes: Where is She Now?

Name: Perla Brito In Perla’s Shoes: Tomar las Reindas (previously published August 2018) What’s been the biggest change in your life? How has your Voice helped you grow through it? The biggest change was my husband moving jobs and being away during the week, Monday through Friday, so I am now alone with the kids Read more about Back in Perla’s Shoes: Where is She Now?[…]

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