She’s not your competition; Day ten

blog headerI often read biographies of both famous and everyday people to remind myself that challenge is no orphan; yet neither are courage, hope and achievement.

When I see the life of Mother Teresa and the legacy that she has left, I am challenged; one Armenian nun from small beginnings and with little backing becomes the most influential person of the 20th Century.

Look around you right now! There are women all around the world taking on challenges in social equality, environmental issues, education and medical fields.

We can take what we have and bring it to the table and at the same time expand our world and capacities beyond what we would ever have imagined.

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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".