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While the COVID pandemic was (and still is), playing havoc in all lives around the world to varying degrees, 21 of us decided to collaborate and write our stories, without missing a beat with our daily work.

Twenty-one ‘ordinary’ women doing extraordinary things. Our stories matter!

The anthology, 21 Resilient Women: Stories of Courage, Growth and Transformation, is the brainchild of executive career coach Daisy Wright, Chief Encouragement Officer at The Wright Career Solution and founder of the Let’s GROW Project.

This year’s Project would not have been possible without the stories of the other 20 co-authors. The Press Release below gives a quick overview of the book:

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PRESS RELEASE

GTA women share personal stories of courage and transformation in new book of essays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, TORONTO, November 19, 2020 – 21 Resilient Women: Stories of courage, growth and transformation is launching at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has many people searching for hope and inspiration.

Brampton executive career coach Daisy Wright knows that ordinary women often lead extraordinary lives. That’s why she invited 20 women to share stories about their challenges, triumphs and journeys for a book being released this week.

“We are constantly bombarded with stories about celebrities’ lives, but ordinary women have powerful lessons to teach us. The women in this book found the courage to overcome challenges that range from devastating health diagnoses to bias and discrimination. Others reflect on their experiences of motherhood, menopause and adapting to life in a new country. I hope readers will see themselves in some of these stories and say: ‘If she overcame that, I can, too!’” says Wright.

One of the women in the book was attending university on a basketball scholarship when a car accident left her paralyzed. Although she struggled, the accident didn’t prevent her from completing her studies, and now has a rewarding career as a physician assistant. The other contributors write about experiences that include: immigrating to Canada and having to work two jobs to support their family; starting non-profit organizations; being diagnosed with a brain aneurism; and dealing with microaggressions and harassment in the corporate world.

The 21 co-authors featured in the book reflect the diversity of the GTA. All Canadians, with roots in, Canada, Chile/Venezuela Guyana, India, Jamaica, Nigeria, Nepal, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago, and the United Kingdom. They were determined to use this sombre downtime that 2020 brought, to do some deep reflection and contribute to this legacy. They also decided that part proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to a local women’s shelter.

Daisy Wright’s story is the first essay in the book. Growing up in Jamaica, her family taught her that the sky’s the limit when it comes to achieving your career dreams. “But I was jolted to reality when I realized things were different in Corporate Canada. Your career ambitions can be limited – not based on your qualifications, but because of the colour of your skin,” says Wright. Not one to linger too long at her “pity parties”, Wright tapped into her entrepreneurial spirit and started a successful career coaching business known as The Wright Career Solution.

21 Resilient Women: Stories of courage, growth and transformation is for sale on Amazon and IngramSpark. This is Daisy’s third book; her others are Tell Stories: Get Hired and No Canadian Experience, Eh?

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Daisy Wright at 647 930-4763, or daisy@thewrightcareer.com