Modern Hero2018-06-18T16:00:52+00:00

Modern Hero

Meet Farah Alibay

This Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is determined to make her mark in a field underrepresented by women, all while inspiring young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Meet Patrice Banks!

“The lowest of lows that you’ve had, only equate to the highest you can go.” – Patrice Banks. This CEO of Girls Auto Clinic shows us that the key to success is resilience.

Meet Kari Whitehead

“The doctor said that she has a 1 in 1000 chance of making it through the night….[But] we weren’t willing to lose our only child.” – Kari Whitehead

Meet Tanya Selvaratnam

“The Big Lie is that we can do things on our own timetables” – Tanya Selvaratnam is on a mission to educate women about the truth behind infertility by sharing her own struggles. Her story and statistics really got us thinking…no matter when/if you want to start a family, know the information. Thank you, Tanya, for opening our eyes!

Meet Diane Cornman Levy

Diane Cornman-Levy is the new Executive Director of WOMEN’S WAY and a champion for females everywhere. Despite personal struggles and heartbreak, she’s never stopped fighting to change the world. See how she found triumph through tragedy and works tirelessly to use the power of her voice to help others find theirs.

Meet Sarah Megan Thomas

Meet Sarah Megan Thomas, one of our Modern Heroes. She’s a mother, producer, and actor, and her latest venture has made her a role model for women in Hollywood. Check out her story!

Meet Lorraine Branham

“I don’t mind being the first, but I don’t want to be the last” – Lorraine Branham, Dean of S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has made this her motto in all aspects of her life, especially in her career. Hear her incredible story of overcoming adversity & defying the odds.

Meet Barbara Byrne

Meet Barbara Byrne, a Wall Street powerhouse who was nominated by one of our Modern Heroes, Sarah Megan Thomas! She’s spent her career defying the odds and shattering glass ceilings, but the climb hasn’t been easy…Here’s how she did it.

Meet Tammi Leader Fuller

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and follow your passion? This woman risked it all and this is what happened.

Meet Meg Saligman

Meg Saligman is a socially conscious mural artist who is on a mission to use the power of art to bring communities together and start important conversations. She ‘paints the town’ with passion, story and color.

Meet Linda Cliatt-Wayman

With passion and perseverance, Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, rescued one of the most dangerous schools in the country. Listen and share her incredible story of resilience and transformation.

Meet Nataly Kogan

Nataly Kogan is the co-founder and CEO of Happier, a wellness company helping people find joy in their daily lives. As a Russian immigrant, Nataly knows all too well how life’s struggles can get in the way of true happiness.

Meet Ella Louise Bell

Battling against the effects of racism and sexism all her life, the struggles of Ella Bell’s past have made her the powerhouse she is today. She is proof where you start in life doesn’t have to be where you end up.

Meet Robin Steinberg

Every day almost half a million people are held as prisoners without having been convicted of a crime, simply because they can’t make bail. Robin Steinberg, CEO of The Bail Project, is using a groundbreaking approach to change that.

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