This week began with an overflow of positive energy surrounded by women who have persevered and accomplished much despite personal or career-related challenges. Everyone has a story; and as I gathered with 14 women (including the publisher) to kick off the launch of “Mentoring Moments: 14 Remarkable Women Share Breakthroughs to Success”, I was honored, thankful, but most importantly, inspired by their stories.
Denola Burton, publisher from Enhanced DNA Publishing, who inspired each of us to be a part of an “anthology like no other”. This anthology resulted in a compilation of stories from different women that will encourage those who are starting their career, struggling in their profession or succeeding in climbing the ladder, and to challenge them to have their eyes wide open and to focus and find purpose in their vision.
Deb Hallberg, CEO of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation wrote the Foreword and in a couple of pages, captured the essence of what the book conveyed; while capturing the hallmark of the Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. If you are wondering, their mission is to “create a community that guides women as they navigate their career pathways by providing mentoring and networking opportunities.”
The location of the launch event was The Indianapolis Propylaeum, in downtown Indianapolis. It was the perfect place since The Propylaeum Historic Foundation’s goal is to “advance educational and cultural opportunities for women and the community ...”. A long standing contributor for women suffrage and lifting up women in leadership roles, it is a member based organization that reflects what we achieved through the pages of Mentoring Moments.
It goes without saying, “Thank you” to the 100 something fans that came out on a beautiful sunny day (even while the Indianapolis Colts were playing in their home stadium a few miles away for a home game!) to support the authors, our stories and to celebrate this milestone with us. You are an amazing network of support. We are each grateful for you!
Finally, my co-authors, 13 Remarkable Women from five different states, all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities, ranging from educators to social workers, corporate executives to entrepreneurs. For many, this is their first book. I’m sure it will not be their last. The energy of kindness, support and sisterhood overflowed. I am honored to be in their company and to share the pages of Mentoring Moments with them.
It was a great way to start the week. I believe that everyone has an inspiration to share. What’s your story?
To find out more about Mentoring Moments: 14 Remarkable Women Share Breakthroughs to Success, visit https://www.EnhancedDNAPublishing.com/mentoringmoments or to purchase a signed copy from individual authors. Paperback and eBooks are also available on Amazon.
Sonya Ruff Jarvis, is the Managing Member of Jarvis Consultants and the Founder of the eRetailer Summit and JC Event Group. An expert in her field, Sonya has been published in numerous retail industry b-to-b publications. Sonya shares her experiences in her book series Mindful Minutes: A Marketer’s Journey Through Business. In addition, Sonya collaborated in publishing an anthology, Mentoring Moments: 14 Remarkable Women Share Their Breakthroughs to Success.
Sonya has a M.B.A. in Marketing. She is married and has a daughter and they live in Trumbull, Connecticut.