To awaken, motivate and infuse readers with new ideas about life, leadership, integrity, dignity and strength. To inspire women and men to support programs that benefit women and girls and to donate 100% of the profits from sales of this book for the first two years to the Women’s Foundation of California and her grant partners.
– Maureen Ford & Patty DeDominic
Life Moments for Women video produced by the Film, Media & Social Justice Department
of Mount St. Mary's College.
Song "Women of Today" by Faith Rivera & Beth Eichel, performed by Faith Rivera.
Since the launch of Life Moments for Women, 100+ Extraordinary California Women Share Turning Points in Their Lives a year ago, I am frequently asked to describe the common characteristics of the many accomplished women in the book.
Fay Feeney, CEO of www.riskforgood.com helps companies interpret information from customers, investors and competitors. As Chairman of the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, she has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors "100 Persons to Watch" in recognition of her work promoting the highest standards of corporate governance. Fay talks about bravery in a career defining moment and her passion for advocacy.
Kathryn Downing Former Chairwoman of the California Women’s Foundation and Founder of Galileo Coaching shares her love of the www.womensfoundca.org and some of the observations as a girl growing up that shaped her. As a CEO and leader of the board of the Women’s Foundation, her personal commitment has been to make sure that women and girls have full opportunities in all aspects of their lives. She encourages all to “GET INVOLVED and give back as well as doing things for organizations that you love. She reminds us that careers have twists and turns and you should not be afraid to make a change if you aren’t happy in your occupation. Downing is also the former Publisher President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.
Cathy Feldman is the publisher Blue Point Books, a company she founded in 1991 with the publication of her first book, Two Years Without Sleep: Working Moms Talk About Having A Baby And A Job. That became the first of the three books that make up her Working Women series, all of which are based on her interviews with working women around the country. The books have been used by Fortune 500 companies as well as the military in new parent, employee assistance, lactation, management training and diversity programs, and have sold over 150,000 copies.
A graduate of the University of Iowa with an honors degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Cathy worked as an advertising executive before founding Blue Point Books. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.