Women’s History Month – Day 17

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Myra McElhaney

Ready to get real about life and business and making it all work out, even when you lose the person that helped you get to this point? Then Myra McElhaney is your best guide. Myra lost the love of her life, her husband Phil, just as they were entering the best time of their lives. But she refused to allow sadness, loss, and grief to overtake her life. She fully embraces the cards she has been dealt and she throws in a few of her own. I love her attitude about life, love, and living, it lets me know that life is life and you can live it to the fullest no matter what.

Myra McElhaney is a writer and speaker who helps people to “Enjoy Life and Do Good” by working with purpose, living with passion and making a difference.

With over 20 years’ experience in keynotes, corporate training and writing, Myra is author of “Mama Always Says…” and “Musings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May not Matter” and co-author of “The Sun Sisters Guide to the Girlfriends Perfect Beach Vacation” and “CLIMB: Leading Women in Technology Share Their Journeys to Success“.

Myra’s blog at www.EnjoyLifeAndDoGood.com emphasizes three areas: Work with Purpose, Live with Passion and Make a Difference. She also writes a blog at www.RecreatingJoy.com to help widows and widowers to “Build a Life You Love after Losing the Love of Your Life.”

In my many years as a corporate trainer and speaker, Myra worked with clients such as Coca-Cola, AT&T, Delta Technology and Porsche Cars North America. She traveled the US speaking to audiences across a broad spectrum of industries including banking, healthcare, hospitality, telecommunications, transportation and many more.

Myra speaks for companies, associations and conferences and is often asked to do keynote or breakout sessions on topics related to workplace relationships. “Leadership,” “Dealing with Difficult People” and “Building Customer Relationships” are among her most popular topics.

Women’s groups are a favorite audience. Having been a member of and served on the boards of various women’s organizations over the years has given her a breadth of knowledge about women in the workplace and issues specific to women. Having interviewed over 100 executive women, Myra is often asked to share what she’s learned from them in her most popular talk, “Lessons that Last from Women who were First.” New programs for women include, “Having it all” and “Recreating Joy: How to build a life you love after loss.”

Myra’s advice is often quoted in national and trade publications such as Investor’s Business Daily, The Employment Review, McCall’s, Woman’s World, PowerSelling, Healthcare Industry Executive, Value Retail News, The Employment Review, The Executive Report on Customer Retention, and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Radio and TV stations consider her a highly credible guest. She has appeared on WSB-TV and GPTV in Atlanta, WKMX Radio in St. Louis and WPCH Radio in Atlanta.

When not writing or speaking, Myra is active in her community by serving on boards and committees of various non-profit organizations and participating in fundraising events for brain tumor research. For fun she enjoys travel, entertaining, stimulating conversation, clever repartee and laughter. For additional information on Myra’s writing and speaking, visit www.MyraMcElhaney.com.

Women’s History Trivia

Who Am I-Day 17

I ran for president under the National Equal Rights party in 1884. 

answer at the bottom of the post

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Thank you for nominating women who have been inspirational in your life. Below are the names that have been submitted for today: (we will include the pictures where we can)

Adia Weaver Wright


Adia Weaver Wright is a business women, mom, and a great all-around person. We first met in a Facebook group where I started to get to know her and how dedicate she is to her craft. We finally met in person and she is as sweet and awesome in person as she is online. Much success to you Adia.

Women’s History Trivia Answer: Belva Lockwood: Check out HERstory

If you have a woman you would like to nominate, do so in the comments below and let her know!



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