Power of the Purse is a community fundraising event with a silent purse auction and luncheon to improve the lives of children and youth in our community. Women's Leadership Council members are invited to vote for the 2018 speaker below. Voting will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
Shannon Huffman Polson
Author: The Grit Project
One of the First U.S. Army Women Apache Helicopter Captains and Pilots pushing barriers both personally and physically is just a normal day in the office when you are one of the first women commissioned to fly Apache combat helicopters in the United States Armed Forces. Shannon Huffman Polson served on three continents and led two flight platoons and A-Line company.
In the midst of her breakthrough role as a
female helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army,
Polson learned lessons on leadership,
courage, teamwork, and above all the importance of GRIT - that personal dedication and strength which exists at the intersection of purpose and passion. Polson's blog, "The Grit Project," is a compilation of empowering narratives about women and leadership.
New York Times Best-Selling Author and the subject of the major motion picture, The Glass Castle, released in August 2017.
Jeannette Walls is the author of the best- selling memoir, The Glass Castle, a New York Times best-seller, which was named a "Top 10 Book of the Decade" by Amazon. It offers a look into her life and that of her dysfunctional family.
In her delightful, heartfelt speeches, she
reveals poignant anecdotes from her complex childhood, ultimately inspiring audiences to confront the past and face up to our deepest fears.
The Glass Castle was well received by critics and the public. It has sold over 2.7 million copies.