A Phenomenal Mentor

July 12, 2009

Maria Shriver is an extraordinary person! I think of her as one of my mentors yet we have never actually met. Her commitment and down-to-earth sharing appeal to me so much — I wanna be like her! 🙂 I have attended The California Women’s Conference since the year the Dalai Lama was a speaker. I made sure I went every year after that because it invigorates me and gives me renewed strength. Not only is Maria a fantastic hostess but the caliber of speakers she collects is insightful and discerning for those of us lucky enough to experience the conference. We focus on trying to be an “Architect of Change.” The Women’s Conference Website is available all the time for all kinds of information – not just conference information – to give guidance for the mantra “Be Who You Are . . . an Architect of Change. Pass It On.”

Maria created the Minerva Awards, named after the Roman Goddess Minerva (who is on the California State Seal), in 2004 to honor women “who have stepped forward in the spirit of Minerva and changed our world with their courage, their strength, and their wisdom.”

She has brought to recognition so many deserving souls that I do hope she is aware that she has also done a fantastic job in her own right of making a difference in our world. Here is just one example with Michele Obama.

Have a great day!

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