From the momentum of #meToo, #TimesUp and #StandUp, we see a cascade of empowerment through helping each other out. Here are some stories from our community. Add yours too! Can you remember a time in your career where someone did something that helped you out? Perhaps a mentor, or a wise suggestion from a stranger?  Write your #LiftUp story, post it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and add #LiftUp #PBWC.

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

14 years ago I gave birth to a baby boy Jack. Today, this 14 year old boy challenges much of our daily lives.  Every now and again a glimpse of the man Jack will be comes through…this week Jack saw this sign, bought it and displays it in his room.  Here’s to boys becoming better
Unflaggingly Supportive

Unflaggingly Supportive

So many good women have lifted me up over the years. It’s hard to choose just one! So, let me start way back with a woman named Carol Hudler, an inspirational and pioneering leader and publisher in the newspaper business. I was a rising executive with a new baby at home. Carol came on as my ...
Rini Johar, an unsung hero

Rini Johar, an unsung hero

You must mention Rini Johar of DISHADARSHAN.COM a commendable lady who helps South Asian abused women for the last 15 yrs or so. She is an unsung hero who diligently helps women without asking anything in return, be it arranging a storage for their needs, clothes or food need etc. A truly empowered ...
“stay low, stay loose”

“stay low, stay loose”

By Catherine Weihl: I have been reflecting on my own #liftup story and before I do, I want to acknowledge many people (you know who you are) because I know I have had the great opportunity to have different mentors, colleagues, managers, friends, relatives and many more who have been there during ...
Fake It ’til You Make It!

Fake It ’til You Make It!

By Ariel McNichol: This is a quirky story…faking it until you make it! From www.twitter.com/ari: “It was my first job out of college at a post production video company. One of our biggest clients was a confident, razor-sharp woman…I wanted to be just like her. I shyly asked her if ...
You are strong and solid…

You are strong and solid…

By Deidra Lieberman. The theme of our 29th annual PBWC conference this year is Stand Up Lift Up and I, along with all of our board members and staff, have been asked to share our Lift Up story. The premise behind this is to dig deep and really think about who or what has lifted
A Moment To Soar

A Moment To Soar

By Serenity Thompson Simmons. Sometimes it seems like the entirety of the first ten years of my career was spent on a plane. There have been so many truth-steeped moments spent with people I will never meet again. I don’t remember her name or her company, but when she sat next to me, I knew ...
Gone too soon…

Gone too soon…

Friendship transcends disappearance: an enduring friendship goes on after death, the exchange only transmuted by absence, the relationship advancing and maturing in a silent internal conversational way even after one half of the bond has passed on. But no matter the medicinal virtues of being a ...