In thinking about which women have been part of my evolution and success, in the many places I have lived, learned and worked, I have to share that in addition to the women who have been there, there are also many men. Men who alongside women, recognized my strengths, showed patience and respect and continued to believe in my efforts and champion me forward.
In working toward a future where more women are at the table, I think we have to invite everyone to take a seat.
To those who have pulled a chair out for me, thank you:
Bruce Adlhoch, Tarni Bell, John Bishop, Paul Burmeister, Jeremy Burns, Ace Burns, Debbie Cantu, Hilary Crahan, Clare DeBriere, John Dolab, Mia Ellis, Nord Eriksson, Barry Fiske, Shaun Fenn, Grant Herlitz, Mark Hoglund, Kim Holloway, Debbie Karnowsky, Chris Keller, Chip Kettering, Charlie Long, Liz Mason, Colum McCartan, Tracie Mills, Mrs. Palmblade, Jeff Pion, Vinny Picardi, Wayne Ratkovich, Arnold Schuchter, Catherine Suitor, Chuck Sullivan, Roger Torriero, David Weinreb, Josh Weltman, John Zanetos.