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Virtue Adorns Beauty -- Virtutem Forma Decorat

Alison O’Neil | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Alison O’Neil

Recognize that same sensation experienced with eyes open -- the colors and shapes of an inspiring painting; the lines of an elegant dress, a beautifully garnished culinary delight. Keep your eyes open because those experiences are everywhere.

Worthy of Grace

Catherine Curry Williams | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Catherine Curry Williams

To nutshell the aftermath is impossible. We were suddenly members of a club no one would ever join. But I was a mother, I told myself. I was Shane's mother. And if I couldn't have him, I decided the next best thing was to do something that would have been good for Shane and children like him.

Why Challenges Excite Me

Maimah Karmo | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

We need to exercise faith, hope, vulnerability, love and allow our experiences to hone us for the better; no matter what happens, choosing to pick ourselves up, dust off, and say, "I will not allow this experience to break me, but it will make me better and stronger today."

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

Alanna Vagianos

After Losing Her Newborn, This Mom Is Helping Others Prevent A Condition Connected To SIDS | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents

"Ten years ago I put my son Simon, who was 3 months old, down for a nap and he never woke up." That's how Phyllis Sudman, founder of Simon's Fund, ...

Alanna Vagianos

Julianne Moore On Success And Why She 'Absolutely' Considers Herself A Feminist | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.06.2015 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

The 'Give in to Distraction' Memo

Nancy Chang | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel
Nancy Chang

Extreme focus is overrated. I am over it. And I am sending you this memo to convince you to indulge in a few distractions in 2015.

Yagana Shah

Helen Mirren On Why It's Better To Be Attractive Than Beautiful | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty

It's safe to say Dame Helen Mirren knows a thing or two about beauty. Not only is the Oscar winner the face of cosmetics company L'Oreal Paris, she's ...

Working the Phones on the Front Lines of Poverty

Corinne Cannon | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Corinne Cannon

Today, we provide diapers, formula, baby food and hygiene items to families across the DC region through an amazing network of social service agencies.

Helping Women Off the Streets Get Back on Track

Shaaron Funderburk | Posted 02.10.2015 | Impact
Shaaron Funderburk

How many of you know of a woman who woke up one day and decided that they wanted to be a drug addict, alcoholic or prostitute? My guess? None of you!

An Identity Found Through the Power of Community

Mary K. Hoodhood | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Mary K. Hoodhood

After my accident, it would have been easy for me to give up. I'm proud that I didn't give up, that I expected so much from myself, and from my community.

Homeless But Still Human

Rachel Jackson-Bramwell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Rachel Jackson-Bramwell

Speaking to homeless women, I always ask the question, "How did you get here?" The answer is often summed up the same -- "Life."

I Lost My Legs, But I Learned What I Wanted to Do With My Life

Stephanie Decker | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Decker

Through sheer determination, a will to live and desire to see my children grow up, get married and go to college I FOUGHT. I fought like had never fought before in my life.

Housing First: Helping Veterans and Their Families Out of Homeless Situations

Deborah Snyder | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Deborah Snyder

Here's an example of a success story: We learned of a family of four, two adults and two small children, living in their vehicle and decided to help them.

A Community of Worth

Audra D. Wilford | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Audra D. Wilford

Three months after my then four-year-old son Max was diagnosed with brain cancer, and with the support of a number of extraordinary women, the MaxLove Project (MLP) began.

11 Life Lessons From Ridiculously Inspiring Women

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Women

"When a woman feels empowered, she will never feel like a victim to anyone or anything." President of L'Oréal Paris Karen T. Fondu opened the 2014...

Finding a Mission Through Tragedy: Checking Hearts and Saving Lives

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

My son Simon was born, beautiful and healthy, on October 21, 2004. He scored 8 and 9 on his APGAR test and was average for height and weight. He smiled for the first time at 47 days. He died suddenly a few weeks later.

Changing Lives Through Science

Brittany Wenger | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Brittany Wenger

When you find something you love, whether its science, writing or giving back, make sure you follow it for as far as it will take you and be persistent.

In Our Own Backyard: The Sad Truths of Sex Trafficking

Jenny Williamson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Jenny Williamson

Tragically, sex trafficking isn't limited to faraway places, but exists in our own backyards, schools, churches and communities. If you do not believe this is true then you haven't been looking or listening.

Women and the Payback for Giving Back

Delores Morton | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Delores Morton

I'm not sure why women volunteer more than men do, but I do know that most volunteers -- men and women -- say they get more from volunteering than they give. Here's a quick rundown of some of the benefits.

Surviving Ain't Easy

Lori Lee | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Lori Lee

Surviving narrows focus and strengthens resolve. Surviving comes with added responsibilities and can at times, become quite tiring. But the advantage is a clearer picture; an unobstructed view of the good stuff that has always surrounded us.

What Lea Michele Thinks Women Need To Do For Each Other

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Honoring the Heroes All Around Me

Estella Pyfrom | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Estella Pyfrom

As a lifelong educator, equipping a bus with computers and taking it to underserved areas was no more heroic than anything else I had done. All I did was identify a problem and pitch in and help.

A Different Kind of Merry: What Sheer Happiness Looks Like

Lori Lee | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Lori Lee

I can honestly say I did not plan any of what happened next. It just happened. Rather than break the news to my three young children that we would be heading back to the hospital for another battle, the only words I could form were, "Let's start Christmas right now."

I Believe That Domestic Abuse Is Preventable

Somy Ali | Posted 02.04.2014 | Impact
Somy Ali

While law enforcement and the courts can indeed be helpful, sometimes they are not. It is my experience that the best way to help victims before their situations become lethal involves a community-based effort.