Little bit about myself….
Hi, my name is Duninha, I’m 32 years old. I’m a Musical Performer, Singer, and Actress. I work in the Hamburg Dungeon and as a singer in Galas in Hamburg, Germany. My hobbies are making music, playing musical instruments, photography, watching documentaries, sports, and having fun with friends. I’m most passionate about: my love for music.
Who has been your role model?
My grandmother has always been a role model to me. She was born in 1933 and is still alive. She survived the war and a lot of other awful things in her life. I have so much love and respect for her! Every time when I think about her or have a phone call with her, she brings me to tears (without letting her know). It breaks my heart when she told me that she wishes so much that I could be with her because she loves me for my helping hand, my open ear, things I fight for in my life and for my heart. She loves me for WHO I AM.
Well, sometimes when I visited her with...
Erin Bagwell, a feminist blogger and graphic designer from Brooklyn had a big dream. She raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter to produce her first documentary called ‘Dream, Girl’, showcasing the success stories of female entrepreneurs. Erin made her dream come true! Her documentary has since been named#1 feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.
One of the women featured in the film is Clara Villarosa, founder of The Hue-Man Bookstore, which was the largest African American bookstore in the country. She also started a publishing company at the age of 83, because she “loves being an entrepreneur”. She says: “You can’t ever predict what’s going to happen”. Sometimes one door closes and another one opens up with bright new opportunities.
As a huge fan of ‘Dream, Girl’, I was absolutely thrilled to not only spend the evening with Erin and Clara at the film screening, but also moderate a panel discussion with Erin,...
Giving back – a day volunteering at the Young Women’s Leadership Network
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington
The Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education: A high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools and a comprehensive college access program. Their vision is to provide girls growing up in low-income communities with a high-quality college preparatory education modeled upon the finest private schools.
Our group of volunteers spent the day with Peggy Klaus, a sought-after Communication Expert & Bestselling Author, to teach the girls of the YWLN how to effectively and...
As female principal Sue was breaking into the old boy's network. Sue had many male and female mentors along the way and says that your role models don’t all have to have the same sex as you.
In our interview, Sue is sharing how she early on figured out where the leaders were and how to become one.
“We are always role models!” People are always watching and you want to model that you have a value system in your DNA.
Sue changed careers and became the leading expert and author of Clear your Clutter.
Amy explored different roles after college until she found the career she loves. Working in Higher Education, Amy's passion is to provide financial opportunities to students, who are often the first in their families to go to college.
Following in her Role Model's footsteps...
Blessed with having strong role models around her, Amy's learned so much from her role model Kim. For example, how she taught underrepresented students skills that would make them successful beyond college.
Being a Role Model...
"We always have to act as though we are a role model, because we don't know who is looking up to us!" For Amy, it comes down to character and being who you are - consistently.
Find your Role Models in everyday life. They are right around us.
Sabina found a new role model by following Dale Carnegie's principle of "being genuinely interested in other people". You never know who you meet and how this person impacts you.
Have you ever met somebody amazing totally unexpectedly?
Kait is role modeling that we can all contribute to the world in a positive way. With empathy and curiosity we can make friends around the world.
Living in different countries has given Kait the trust in herself to figure things out and to thrive. Kait's advice is to draw on that and think about:
"What are the challenges I'm facing and how can I use these to empower myself and take on even greater challenges?"
What challenges did you overcome that empower you....
Kait's created her successful career by thinking through how she wants to impact the world and at the same time by being open to new influences in her life. She spent time in Burkina Faso and currently works in management consulting.
Following in her Role Model's footsteps...
Kait's long-time role model has this infectious enthusiasm, that mobilizes others to work with her in creating the change in the world that she wants to see.
In the next video we will hear about Kait's experience in Burkina Faso and how this helped her in being the role model she is today.
In the second part of the interview Dawn talks about the benefits of having role models in her life and the power of creating a vision-board for herself & her business.
Dawn's piece of advice: Have a vision of where you want to go and seek out others - role models - who have done it before you. "When you have that passion and you put your heart and soul into it, you're going to make the world better!"
Question for you: Like Dawn, have you ever experienced that when you put your mission out there, you attract people who support you? [comment below]
Learn all about Dawn's journey of creating the life she loves.
Dawn left the corporate world to build a thriving business she is passionate about.
Being a Role Model
Dawn talks about how moods are contagious and gives an example of how she turned a situation around by pausing - breathing - stretching and setting intention, so she could be the role model she wanted to be.
In the next video we will learn all about Dawn's role models and the power of vision boards.
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