business cards, a bunch of new phone numbers in your cell
phone, a lead on a job, a mentor, or a new friend, but one of
the intangible byproducts of attending a WAI Conference is
that you will go home with a full tank of everyday courage
that could change
As you face the your life.
If Jessica Cox can
challenges of your fly an airplane, cer-
tainly you can make
own life, you will the cold call, make
a case for yourself
have the mental for a salary increase
or even learn to fly
yourself. As you
face the challenges
of other WAI of your own life, you
will have the mental
Conference goers image of thousands
of other WAI Con-
who you will know ference goers who
you will know are
are cheering cheering you on.
Just as Jessica’s
you on. courage earned her
a pilot’s certificate,
even Anna’s courage won out in the end. She had to wait 20
years after the war to get it, but in 1965, Anna was awarded
the Hero of the Soviet Union, which is the highest honor a
image of thousands
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Soviet citizen can receive. And this February, in Atlanta,
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Everything I could write to encourage you to attend this
year’s Conference in Atlanta will sound like a cliché. But attending will change your life. If you’ve never attended a Conference, this is a good year to start as it is the 20th Annual
Conference, somewhat of a milestone for WAI, so big things
are planned. We all may not be heroes in the traditional sense,
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