In my last post, The Tribe, I introduced Nina Kaufman, a woman who offers great legal advice for entrepreneurs. Today, I introduce a woman who inspires me with her own life, especially through her work connecting women and sharing their stories.
Meet Dr. Nancy O'Reilly: Founder of Women Speak
As a clinical psychologist, speaker, philanthropist, and author, Nancy D. O’Reilly, Psy.D., devotes her energies to helping women claim their power. She says, “What an incredible time to be a woman! Never before have women been so powerful; yet many of us still don’t have the authority and power we need."
Dr. O'Reilly has interviewed hundreds of women, and developing the following list of what women must acquire if they want to unlock their personal power and create a better world:
- Own your personal power
- Claim the power of speaking in public
- Gain influence in organizations
- Capitalize on your "feminine" strengths
- Adjust your personal attitudes and perceptions
- Mentor girls and women
- Change your relationship with money and philanthropy
- Helping others to help yourself
- Define and live your legacy
She has also been gracious enough to feature an interview with me here. I love the way she introduced my book, Unsinkable: Find a Job, Create a Career, Build a Business, on her blog:
The story of a struggling single mom becoming a successful business entrepreneur provides a motivational message of women empowerment. When told by Molly Mahoney Matthews, it’s solid advice for anyone who is faced with a career decision, whether they’re just starting out or developing an encore career to follow their passion.
[Molly's] honest account tells how she grew from feeling like a small child sucking her thumb and persisting through those early days to own Matthews Media Group, named the fourth largest public relations firm in Washington, D.C. Molly says everyone feels like a small child in the beginning. The point is to move beyond that. If you fall down, pick yourself up over and over again. Especially as a working mom, she says that you’ll feel like a failure at home and at work. But you have to keep going. Maybe you have to change something or even allow yourself to hit bottom before you learn your lessons.
Thanks, Dr. Nancy, for your generosity of heart. For those of you still reading, let me send you a copy of the book -- it's the least I can do after taking up two posts with shameless self-promotion! ! Just email your name and address to me under the contact tab above, and put SEND BOOK in the comment section.