To realize her dream of building a sustainable home that would inspire the community, Melissa Matarese needed materials, land, and helping hands. Friends, family, local businesses, and Bucks County delivered on all fronts. Now she’s giving back with education and inspiration.
Figuring out what you want to be when you grow up is hard enough the first time. Getting it right the second time around can be almost impossible, especially if you don’t know where to begin. We sought the advice of women who’ve successfully made their own transitions to guide you to your next phase.
Utilizing their knowledge and resources, food-industry veterans Megan Shea and Chip Heim are tackling food insecurity in America, providing 673,410 servings of hot cereal to more than 200 food banks across the United States since The Soulfull Project launched in August 2016. And they’re just heating up.
The Bucks County Blazing Dragons Fusion crew started paddling together as a collection of more than 30 women, vying for 20 seats on a dragon boat to compete in the national championships. And when we crossed the final finish line, we were champions.
As Air Force Commander of the 305th Operations Support Squadron at McGuire Air Force Base, Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay focused on mindfulness and compassion. She handed the baton to Lt. Col. Michele Lobianco, who brought her own style, dialing in on self-actualization and love for her airmen. Using their own distinctive approaches, they are changing the face and the meaning of a commander. And military leadership may never be the same.
From getting hired to negotiating for compensation, the plight of women in the workforce is well documented. It’s become the focal point of political campaigns, TV shows, movies, and social media hashtags. But what can and should women be doing to make immediate change where they work right now? Women at the top of their game offer advice on taking charge of your career and facing down detractors (including yourself).
As a key part of nonprofit Isles, a 36-year-old organization committed to re-energizing Trenton, Julia Taylor is helping families to become self-reliant, and the city to become a thriving urban center once more.