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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Carol Head

It was just the flu. It would be over in a couple of days. Nothing to worry about.

That’s what Carol Head thought when she became ill about 30 years ago, after finishing graduate school at Stanford University. She was looking forward to a full life with a career, family and sports (she founded the girl’s track team at her high school in Columbus, Indiana). Which would all start the moment she got over this nasty flu bug in a couple of days.

Except that’s not what happened.

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Beth Ostdiek Smith

When Beth Ostdiek Smith was visiting her sister in Phoenix several years ago, she learned about a nonprofit that had an original take on the fight against hunger. It wasn’t a food bank or center collecting nonperishables; it was seeking out foods like meats, dairy, grains and more and connecting that food with nonprofits addressing food insecurity.

When she got back home to Omaha, she investigated whether there was a similar organization in her area. She knew from her personal...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Bess Wilfong

In September of this year, the St. Louis-based Angels’ Arms and its founder, Bess Wilfong, were honored by the prestigious the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. This bi-partisan caucus is dedicated to raising awareness about adoption and to eliminating barriers that hinder children from a basic right of a loving family.

It’s a cause to which Bess has devoted more than 20 years – first as a foster parent and then as the founder of Angels’ Arms.

Her nonprofit career...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Debbie DiCarlo

Debbie DiCarlo had already been involved in nonprofit leadership for more than 15 years in the Phoenix area when the cancer diagnosis of a dear friend led her to discover a fantastic nonprofit in her backyard - the Cancer Support Community Arizona (CSCAZ).

Her experience in the leadership of organizations like the Diocese of Phoenix and Catholic Charities put her in the unique position of truly understanding what made an organization like CSCAZ so special.

"I fell in love with the magic of...

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Inspiring Women on a Mission: Sharon Henifin & Becky Olson

Cancer will touch the lives of all women in America at some point. About 12 percent of the population will be diagnosed with the disease and the rest will know at least one woman – and probably more than one – who is battling cancer.

Breast Friends tries to help all of those women – the ones in the fight and their friends, family and acquaintances who might not know how best to support their loved ones with cancer.

As the group says on its website:

“One in eight...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Katie Hughes

Imagine a summer camp where instead of making lanyards or arts and craft projects, girls construct a playhouse or take apart a water meter. Where instead of swimsuits, shorts and sandals, they put on safety goggles, hardhats and toolbelts.

Every summer in Portland, Oregon, girls ages 8 to 14 attend a camp just like this and discover the confidence and empowerment that comes from learning how to use pretty sophisticated power tools to build something from scratch.

Girls Build was founded by...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Jill Vialet

For more than 20 years, Jill Vialet and her team at Playworks have been building a better recess for kids.

That might sound a little frivolous, but at a time when recess is getting squeezed out because schools are trying to maximize instruction time, it’s actually a big deal.

“It’s so easy to dismiss play as trivial and unimportant, but nothing could be farther from the truth,” Jill says. “Play matters. Play matters because it gives us a brief respite from the...

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Inspiring Women on a Mission: Renee Blue and Jennifer Kainz

Over the years, Mindful Waste co-founders Renee Blue and Jennifer Kainz have become, as Renee puts it, “cafeteria groupies.” They started out as volunteers working in the lunchrooms of their children’s schools.

But now, they are there for the garbage.

As volunteers, they were horrified to see how much edible food goes from the cafeteria tray straight into the garbage. This is even more disturbing when you consider how many people go hungry each day.  (Nationally, it is...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Lori Butterworth

One day several years ago, Lori Butterworth came home from work to an answering machine full of anxious, heartbreaking messages about Jacob, the young son of a friend. He had been diagnosed with cancer. He and his mom, Angel, were at the hospital.

Lori rushed to the hospital to comfort her friend. It was ironic that Jacob was being treated in this particular cancer ward; three years earlier, Lori had planned to volunteer there but found she couldn’t. On the first day of volunteer...

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Inspiring Woman on a Mission: Sheila Caldwell

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer in women in the United States and is more deadly than all types of cancer combined? Most people don’t.

Certainly Sheila Caldwell, founder of The Heart2Heart Foundation, didn’t when she was 50 years old and suffered a heart attack. In fact, there were lots of things Sheila didn’t know about women’s heart health because, as she said, “pretty much everything I thought I knew about heart disease was from a...

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