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Courage

Courage:
A Woman’s Place
acts bravely and boldly, notwithstanding fear.

During evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955, 42-year old Rosa Parks set off a revolution when she refused to give up her seat on a bus.

Rudely awakened from a lazy summer morning nap by a jarring crash, Kathleen Tarr directly confronted a strange man breaking into her home.

On November 1, 1872, Susan B. Anthony and her three sisters walked into a local barbershop and demanded, as U. S. citizens, to be registered to vote.

In 1837, Mary Lyon, a pioneer in the education of women, established Mount Holyoke Female Seminary which would later be known as Mount Holyoke College.

For 12 long hours leading into the early morning of February 3, 1999, I lay in a hospital bed praying that my daughter, soon to be delivered two months premature, would rise from the ashes and truly embody her name, Phoenix.

All brave and bold acts of courage. Whether your act makes the history books, is a brazen insistence that you deserve better, or silently commits to bring positive change to your community and the people living in it – it is courageous. Courage is inspiring. Courage is contagious. Women are born to courageously lead and A Woman’s Place (AWP) is embracing this core value.

On May 3, 2012, the Membership of AWP adopted a Values Statement. This underlying set of core beliefs help to define AWP and AWP’s work. It guides AWP’s behavior and shapes the strategies that are pursued in the face of both challenges and opportunities. AWP is courageous, acting bravely and boldly, notwithstanding fear.

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