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“Show them what crazy can do.” Serena Williams – Nike

It is 11 at night and I have just returned from being at the gym because my teenage daughter was inspired by the vision and words of the amazing tennis athlete, Serena Williams when speaking for the equality of women in sports with Nike – she wanted to go to the gym now!

Serena begins…

“If we show emotion – we’re called dramatic

If we want to play against men – we’re nuts

And if we dream of equal opportunity – delusional

When we stand for something – we’re unhinged

When we’re too good – there’s something wrong with us and if we get angry – we’re – hysterical, irrational – just being crazy…

… She ends by saying – so if they want to call you crazy – fine.

Show them what crazy can do.”

Crazy, passionate, relentless women make history. They face their own fears. They work hard to question those internal negative voices that say  ‘you can’t’, ‘you shouldn’t,’ ‘you’re not good enough’. They keep it real and they keep their vision clear, and they stand strong, sometimes alone, but not alone for long, to ensure the rights and equality of women in their homes, village, workplace, community and their nation.

Women – Show them what your ‘crazy’ can do.

No regrets.


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".

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