She’s not your competition; Day one

blog header

Each day for the month of July, we will be reading together segments of Penny and Kelley’s recent release ‘She’s not your competition.’ If you would like to read the book in it’s entirety, it is available in an e-version to download from our online shop. All proceeds from sales of the e-book this month go to the grassroots Rwanda Project.

Day One: We are the same but different.

We are each unique, and yet we are part of something called womanhood. We are in a sense the same; the same but different!  We are part of the womanhood – connected to a rich history of women spanning every nation, every race, from ages past to our present-day, that tells us we are not alone; we are a part of a wealthy womanhood.  But no one has trodden our inimitable single path.

Being a part of womanhood does not make me weaker; rather, being born into and belonging to this womanhood holds much empowerment and reward, both from its heritage and ongoing energy.  There is much to be celebrated as a unique woman, who is connected and in synchrony with a greater whole.

In claiming womanhood we do not lose our uniqueness.  Each of us is unique in our gifts, our personality, our history and experience.  There is no need for me to fight over my uniqueness because no one has walked my route. No one looks like me, thinks like me, acts like me, is curved like me and shuffles through this world like me.

signature kin

About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".