Everyday Revolutionaries-Women Making a Difference


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The Hot Mommas Project is a women’s leadership venture housed at the George Washington University School of Business. We are the world's largest collection of virtual mentors and teachable role models for women and girls. This slideshow is a call to action for women everywhere: Share your stories with each other, and the next generation.

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Everyday Revolutionaries-Women Making a Difference

  1. 1. EVERYDAY Revolutionaries Brought to you by: Women everywhere c/o: The Hot Mommas Project
  2. 2. This is a story about women making a difference
  3. 3. These women started a REVOLUTION of educating women and girls
  4. 4. It began with a simple concept: MENTORING
  5. 5. Mentors and role models help women and girls SUCCEED
  6. 6. So we developed a software to capture the stories of To share with the next generation Your daughter Your mom Your sister Your friend
  7. 7. Here is what happened: Women from around the world Shared their stories They laid it all out there for us to see… and read... So we could learn
  8. 8. Their teachable moments are now available To you To all women and girls and
  9. 9. They are the mentors We never knew we had
  10. 10. <ul><li>SARANNE ROTHBERG </li></ul><ul><li>Mom, daughter </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit CEO </li></ul><ul><li>Stage IV cancer survivor </li></ul>“ The ‘ComedyCures Epiphany’ happened as Adriamycin coursed through my veins:  I would launch a nonprofit organization to bring joy, hope and comedy into the trenches of treatment…..” Saranne’s story at www.HotMommasProject.org
  11. 11. <ul><li>ALICIA BUFORD </li></ul><ul><li>College student </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about grad school </li></ul>“ As a young girl with big dreams and even bigger excuses as to why those dreams hadn’t come true, Alicia realized she needed to change her outlook…” Alicia’s Story at www.HotMommasProject.org
  12. 12. <ul><li>BRENDA GALILEE RHODES </li></ul><ul><li>Mom of 5, college drop-out </li></ul><ul><li>Founded public company </li></ul><ul><li>Now pursuing dream of acting </li></ul>“ I was always good at bringing people together. All I had to do was convince someone to take a chance on me…” Brenda’s Story at www.HotMommasProject.org
  13. 13. <ul><li>LASARA WAKEROBIN FIREFOX </li></ul><ul><li>Mom of 2, newlywed </li></ul><ul><li>Author & entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers from bipolar disorder </li></ul>“ As I’ve grown into it, my ‘fatal flaw’ has become my biggest strength…And when it gets hard to be grateful for the personal cross I bear, I remember the heroes that crazy had brought us.” LaSara’s Story at www.HotMommasProject.org
  14. 14. Q: Whose story is next? A: Here’s a hint (point to yourself) (unless you’re a dude)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Here’s what young women are saying </li></ul>“ Brenda is an inspiration to anyone who has felt trapped by their circumstances or by others’ opinions.” Rachel Roizen, young professional “ Saranne’s story made me reflect on the strong and inspirational women in my own life.” Madison Cooke, college student “ LaSara’s ability to turn weaknesses into success empowers and captivates me.” Jolaade Bemosi, young professional “ Thanks to Alicia, I feel inspired to look honestly at my life and school and make some changes.” Diane Nichols, college student
  16. 16. Who will you inspire? Be a role model. Tell your story. www.HotMommasProject.org
  17. 17. <ul><li>“ If you can’t see it </li></ul><ul><li>you can’t be it” </li></ul>
  18. 18. About: The Hot Mommas ® Project <ul><li>World’s largest library of teachable role models. </li></ul><ul><li>Winner of a Coleman Foundation National Case Award. </li></ul><ul><li>Published in Prentice Hall textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in the Washington Post Magazine , and on NPR. </li></ul><ul><li>Housed at the George Washington University School of Business. </li></ul><ul><li>NOMINATE </li></ul><ul><li>a dynamic woman (age 18 or over) </li></ul><ul><li>to be a role model and tell her story: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>www.HotMommasProject.org