Let’s talk about this powerhouse of a woman, Kellyanne Conway. She did something historic this week. I read up on her bio and felt it was a good time to share some of it here… thank you Kellyanne Conway!
‘Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation currently in its 21st year of operation. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC and maintains an office in New York City.
‘Kellyanne is one of the most quoted and noted pollsters on the national scene, having provided commentary on over 1,300 television shows on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, HBO, Comedy Central, MTV and the Fox News Channel, and numerous radio shows and print stories.
‘A “fully-recovered” attorney, Kellyanne is admitted to practice law in four jurisdictions (Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia). She has practiced law, clerked for a judge in Washington, DC and for four years, was an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law Center. Kellyanne is a magna cum laude graduate of Trinity College, Washington, D.C., where she earned a B.A. in Political Science, studied at Oxford University, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a law degree, with honors, from George Washington University Law Center.’
‘Kellyanne has been profiled in over a dozen magazines, newspapers, and television programs. Her polling data and op-eds have been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New York Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, National Review, Human Events, Investors’ Business Daily, and Politico and she is a regular on the speaking circuit.’ (Her bio on the polling company website.)
A recipient of the Washington Post’s “Crystal Ball” award, she co-authored WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live (Free Press), along with Democratic strategist Celinda Lake.
Kellyanne is married to George T. Conway III and they have four young children. She was raised by women – her mom, her grandma and her two aunts.
And this week she broke through the glass ceiling again when she was recognized as the first woman to run a victorious Presidential campaign!
Kellyanne – That is something to be praised! I bet you can’t wait to celebrate your 50th birthday on January 20th at his Inauguration! What a celebration for you… as a woman making waves!
(Sources: New York Times, Breitbart, Cosmopolitan, the polling company, Wikipedia, and Google Scholar.)
Moving beyond the celebration of her success… here’s my point in shining a spotlight on her as a role model:
Instilling confidence in your kids is the best legacy you can leave. If our rhetoric focuses on how they’ve been abandoned, how they’ve been sold short, how people are out to get them, how society has undervalued them, how they will be a victim of someone … they will most likely perpetuate the victim mentality.
Show them how hard work and dedication WILL affect change in our society. Model this for them: a strong sense of ethics & values WILL make a difference. Give them examples of people effectively utilizing their influence, knowledge, and experience and how using those resources has affected change. Be consistent in telling your kids that they WILL leave a mark on society – and it’s their choice about whether their mark will be a positive or a negative one. They WILL change lives by working hard and being kind to people.
If they know how much of a difference they can make in life then they WILL! Leave your mark in their life by making a difference in theirs…