Thursday, September 12, 2013

Way To Go Woman!

Get some inspiration for being your best from our Way to Go Woman winners!

Alice Jane Baron, 38 Married to Steve Baron; Children, Griffin, 9, and Mary Kate, 8
Job: Community volunteer and immediate past president of the Junior League of Louisville

What do you love about this community?
"The ability to jump in and be connected or make a difference. We have so many unique organizations that are all deserving of volunteers' time and efforts. The change I would like to see in our community would be to continue the mission of the League by promoting volunteerism. The more we get involved and help lift each other up, the better our community will be for everyone."

Angela Stephens, 34
Married to Chris Stephens; Daughters, Ashley, 6, and Gracie, 4. Member, Stites & Harbison, PLLC since October 2004. 
Job: Construction Lawyer, Stites & Harbison 

Biggest Accomplishments
"Being there for my husband and children while my husband endured chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery in 2010-2011; being named a finalist for the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division's National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award; entering the partnership at Stites & Harbison, PLLC; creating Thirsty Thursdays (a networking and legal education event); and being appointed to serve as the chair of the Young Lawyers Division for the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry."

Jennifer Adams Tucker, 34
Married to Darryl Tucker for 13 years. Children: Sydney, 12, Darryl Jr., 10, and Danyelle and Dominique, 9. 
Job: Sales Proposal Writer, Humana Inc. 

Biggest Accomplishments
  • My children--"I am so proud of my children and what they have overcome (three of the four have autism).
  • Graduating from college with bachelor's and master's degrees and from Emerge Kentucky, a political leadership program. 
  • The opportunities to write my book, Autistic Angels; A Story from a Mother to her Children; remaining active in my Board of Director positions; and accepting appointments from Governor Steve Beshear for boards and commissions influencing the special needs community."

LaShay Cooper-Edison, 39
Married to Jerry Edison; Children, Deborah, 22; Tanedra, 20; Clayton, 19; Jordan, 16; Jayla, 7; Jayali, 3; Jayson, 2; and Jayce, 2.
Job: Terminal Manager, Jack Cooper Transport

Biggest Accomplishment
"Making it as a teenage mother. I nearly gave up on myself and life because of the struggles I had to endure. Through it all, I had a great support system to help me along the way. There are great women who work in this community who paved the way for me, and encouraged me. My daughters said that I should be the poster child for young mothers, because there are so many out there who are on drugs, who don't have any direction in their own lives."

Mollie Noe, 33
Jobs: Owner, Pinot's Palette
Younger Group Real Estate--Broker
Noe Property Management--Broker/Agent 
Married to Anthony Noe, Children: Memphis, 2 and Nila, 8 months

What are some of the obstacles you have overcome?
"When we started thinking about opening a paint and sip studio, I had a 1-year-old baby. Then, we found out we were expecting our second child. Trying to open a new company in my third trimester was very trying, to say the least. We were on tight budgets, and I was buying inventory, managing contractors, and hiring artists. We got our doors open November 9, and my water broke December 2 while shopping for studio supplies!"

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