Major Category Winner, Breaking Barriers: Rosalyn McPherson

…Roz did recover and decided that never again would she allow someone to define who she was or was not. It was not about being a “star”. It was about growth and development…She would not become invisible and her talents would continue to evolve. Read More…

Major Category Winner, MDPT (video): Lynne Silver

Each day… She had stories in her head. Love stories…the kind she loved reading and checked out of the library by the dozen…The library would be hosting a local author giving a talk about becoming a romance author… and the dream to become a professional author began… Read More…

Regional Winner, Africa: Lola Akinmade Åkerström (Nigeria)

Walking up onto that muddy rugby pitch. Burly men stopped playing and watched in silence as I approached them. They peered down at me as I stopped within their midst. “I am Lola,” I introduced myself. “I know you don’t have a women’s rugby team but I will help you start one.” Read More…