Narcissism, sometimes so elusive to recognize. But is it or are we just not willing to accept this in those surrounding us? Angie calls herself ‘Queen Beeing’ for a reason. What would you do if the narcissist turned out to be your own parent? It took 35 years to discover and some harrowing times. Angie lets us into her personal journey of deception, ‘gaslighting’ and discovery. Hear how she saved herself and in turn is helping others.
Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs, Artist, Author, Clothing & Jewelry Designer, Creator of Creative Awakenings™ and Philanthropist
She had the perfect marriage. Really, they were madly in love. Several years later she filed for divorce. The realization that part of the compromise in the marriage was losing herself, Elizabeth knew that she had to save ‘herself’ and her self-worth. With her sons and much heartache to come, Elizabeth left the comfort of her home and started a discovery of self-awareness and so much more. Like so many women, Elizabeth had left all of the financial decisions to her husband and like so many women, she faced huge surprises. Soon to have her masters in Art Therapy, Elizabeth’s journey is still ongoing as she helps empower others along the way.
Wendy Walker, Bestselling Author, Dreamer, Family Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Olympic Ready Figure Skater and Single Mom
Psychological thrillers are her thing. Wendy Walker, attachment disorder, memory, online dating and dreams. Ever dream of wanting to be an Olympic Figure Skater? What if that didn’t work out? How about a Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst? Still dreaming? A law degree should do it. Family law sounds about right. Not done yet? How about International Bestselling author of Psychological Thrillers? Wendy didn’t just dream. A conversation with an extraordinary woman whose thrillers are getting the attention of Hollywood. Some dreams can come true. Wendy lets us in on some of her secrets on how she keeps going and empowers others in her path.
Lauren Klym, Creator of the Safety Lockdown Plan for Stamford, Connecticut’s School System Currently a Freshman at Syracuse University
Bet you didn’t think that a young girl of 17 could make a huge change? Lauren proved that you don’t have to be an adult to make change. Hearing about all of the school shootings, she took it upon herself to do something. And so a Safety Lockdown Plan for Lauren’s high school was devised. A plan that has been adapted by the whole Stamford, Connecticut school system. To be clear, Lauren designed it.
The Girl Scouts have been around for over 100 years. Yes, 100 Years and they are still going strong. Who better to talk about our young girls and women empowerment as they celebrate this milestone than Mary Barneby, CEO Girl Scouts Connecticut? Mary has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Connecticut since 2012. She oversees the delivery of programs and services to nearly 20,000 girl and 16,000 adult members throughout the state of Connecticut. Mary was a Girl Scout in Brooklyn, NY and attributes the challenge of earning badges to her drive for achievement of tangible results in her personal and professional lives as an adult. Mary takes us through the journey that prepares young girls to be strong, independent women.