No Excuses... and Other Lessons From My Mother

Column by Wendy Doyle, President & CEO, Women's Foundation

My mother lit my internal flame to work for change, and her lessons guide me every day.

 Wendy Doyle as a baby with her twin brother Chad, father Wendell and mother Carol Davis on Mother's Day 1969.

Wendy Doyle as a baby with her twin brother Chad, father Wendell and mother Carol Davis on Mother's Day 1969.

My mother shattered a glass ceiling, but it began with her mother. In the early 1950's, my grandmother owned her own accounting practice and gained the respect of women and men alike. The self-educated woman could see the art and science of numbers and, with her gentle nature, she was also a shrewd businesswoman. She grew the small business into a thriving practice, groomed her daughter, and then gifted the business to my mother, who honored her legacy with great respect for more than 40 years...  

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