“The bravest journeys are never taken alone” – Meet Amanda 26 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Amanda: In her own words “Minutes after the birth of my first child via emergency c-section, I felt the unnerving sensation of my body losing blood quickly. After trying everything, the doctor said, “I have to make a choice: save your life or save your uterus. I will always choose to save you.” I […]

52 Phenomenal Women- photo essays by Amy Boyle Photography benefitting Dress for Success Worldwide – Central. 2019 - pictured Terri Hemmert at WXRT Chicago's Finest Rock

“We all shine on…” – Meet Terri 21 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Terri, who became Chicago’s first female morning drive on air personality in 1981. For more than 40 years, Terri Hemmert has been playing “Chicago’s Finest Rock” as a disc jockey on WXRT. I recently had the incredible opportunity to interview this broadcasting pioneer who was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2010. […]

“Sometimes a warrior has to…” – Meet Laura 20 of 52 Phenomenal Women

“Sometimes a warrior has to let down their shield in order to discover true strength within.” Meet Laura: (@lauramsavage) In her own words: “December 20, 2017, I suffered a possible career ending injury. During a performance of Newsies at the Marriott Theatre I was dancing my usual track which included a tumbling sequence on top […]

Young, Scrappy, and Human – Meet Maureen 19 of 52 Phenomenal Women

Meet Maureen: @momo_sanderson In her own words: “I am slowly but surely shifting from being described as “fresh out of college” to “a young professional.”  Exciting? Yes. A bit daunting? Absolutely. My 20s, as I have heard time and time again, will be the period of the most change in my life; the time for […]

“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.” – Meet Flo 18 of 52 Phenomenal Women

The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are. St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)   Meet Flo (@flomerkldeutsch): In her own words “I never thought there was a place of leadership for me in the Catholic Church. Growing up in the ‘70s, I couldn’t be an Altar Server because of my gender, […]