Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference


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In the midst of unforeseeable changes and hardships, the
inspiring women in this book access their inner strength and
persevere. In spite of unimaginable adversity, they find ways to
unleash their power and triumphantly succeed.

Voices of the 21st Century is a celebration of resilience. Be
encourage by these stories and discover the secret that has
been true all along: You are resilient, and you have the power
to rise and make a difference.

Paula M. Kramer has researched stereotypes since
1988. Using her degrees in Women’s Studies and
Communication, she conducts online workshop
for ending stereotypes in negative workplace gossip
and for chipping away stereotypes that build glass
ceilings for anyone. All of Paula’s recommended
strategies use positive words and actions.

Gail Watson is president and founder of Women
Speakers Association (WSA), the go-to place for
innovative leaders, change-agents, and women with
a message to connect, collaborate, and grow their
visibility worldwide in order to fulfill their mission. As
the first-ever global community for women speakers,
WSA provides a platform for women to get seen,
booked, and paid AND be part of a growing network
reaching women in 120 countries.


“It’s a pleasure to congratulate Paula M. Kramer, author of Resilience Against Stereotypes, for her writing in Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference.

Paula overcame being negatively targeted from the cradle on. Despite this mental, emotional torture, a significant disability and the sudden death of husband, she created “Speaking from Triumph Over Tragedy” and presents online training throughout the world.

Lynne Curry, Ph.D., author of Beating the Workplace Bully (AMACOM, 2016), Solutions: 411 Workplace Answers 911 Revelations for Workplace Challenges and Firefights, and Managing for Accountability: A Business Leader’s Toolbox, Business Experts Press, 2021.



Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference
Paula M. Kramer

Book clubs will find eight questions at the end of the book for enlightening discussions.

The 40 authors for this book give examples of resilience that other women can follow. They also give examples of how being resilient can bring unexpected rewards. Paula M. Kramer’s resilience brought her the most vital information of her life. That vital information came to her only once. It came to her because of the way she chose to be resilient. It came to her outside the normal boundaries of life.

See all of the story topics below.


Becoming a leader

Dr. Juanita Foster

Becoming the heroine of your own life

Mary E. Knippel

Connecting through prayer

Sherry Morgan

Connecting with animals

Chiara Marrapodi

Connecting with family

Janet J. Sawyer

Daring to be visible for taking the lead

Michela Quilici

Embracing the moments of life

Charmaine Hammond

Ending the need for protests

Anita D. Russell

Going back to school later in life

Anne McAwley-LeDuc

Healing through art

Cate Tuitt

Having a business resilience strategy

Vivien Rayam


Gudy Grewal

Learning and growing from failures

Carolyn Byrd

Listening to positives, looking for positives, speaking positives

Paula M. Kramer
Susan Owensby

Living with illness, mental and physical

Catherine M. Laub
Karen J. Watson

Making adjustments where you are

Linda Payton Thompson

Making your dreams come true

Natasha Williams

Mindset for ending racism

Jeannine Rivers Colburn

Moving past domestic abuse

Dr. Lisa M. Bennett
Dr. Paulette Williams

Moving past a negative identity

Yasmin S. Brown

Overcoming doubts, fear, negative self-talk

Michelle Davidson
Teena Evert
Sunny Fridge, PhD.

Overcoming misdiagnoses

Cherie Griffith-Dunn

Recovering from disaster, natural and financial

Jane Parmel
Cheryl Verrett

Reinvention and self-awareness for regaining confidence

Winnie Mwikali
Samantha A. Roman

Speaking words that matter

Steff Kawasaki

Spending time better than money

DeLisa Rose

Standing up for yourself

Nadine Hanchar
Lorraine Lane

Supporting other women and helping them succeed

Toni Martin

Surviving cancer

Rochelle Finzel

Taking responsibility for your own self-worth

Petisa Anglin

Writing words that matter

Zaneta Zarnado Johns












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