When a woman has a job, it is statistically proven the impact she has on herself and those around her is profound. Behind those statistics, though, are real stories of pain and joy and overcoming. We invite you to read through some of the stories so that you might know them a bit, and that you might find that we all share in common a desire to be known and to be loved.

With ever-growing web accessibility to all corners of the globe, some names have been changed.