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Women Who Inspire

The world is full of so many inspiring women, who make a difference in the lives of others everyday!  Read about the inspirational women who inspire us at Habitat for Humanity
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Jean Saunders

Age Friendly Saco

I believe being a leader means understanding the needs of the community and finding ways to address those needs by involving community volunteers in helping to find the solutions and be part of the solution.  Giving people a sense of purpose is essential for people to feel engaged and making a difference.

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Tiffany Lathrop

Daily Sweat, Owner

Being a business owner means being the mama bear to my team. I care deeply for every single one of them and their families, I feel responsible to give them a safe and happy place to work and I am committed to helping them grow and achieve their goals. I love watching people grow as teachers. I love teaching them what has taken me over a decade to learn and I love being part of them fall in love with their job. 

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Lisa Mills

Lisa Mills Music

Seeing the joy on people's faces as they listen to my music- how it transports them to a different time and brings back wonderful heartfelt memories.  Just like our bodies need food and energy to thrive in this world, music acts as food for the soul rejuvenating it, filling it with energy and vitality. Music is fun, relaxing, motivating and energizing. Practicing with the bands over the years has been nearly as fun as a live gig.  The comradeship with the fellow musicians is a complete blast.  We challenge and hold each other accountable to be the best we can be.  Deep friendships are formed by the mutual love for music. 

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Photo Courtesy of Bob Dennis, Port Images
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Dava Davin
Founder + CEO, Portside Real Estate Group

I love working with my team and bringing a fresh idea to reality. Many smart people have great business ideas, but a small percentage actually follow through on them. With our strong team, the ability to be flexible and nimble, and with taking action every day, we are able to accomplish great things. I absolutely love it!

The biggest challenge early was letting go of my limiting beliefs. Somewhere around the pre-teen years many girls lose their confidence and for me that carried into adulthood. Once I was able to overcome that I realized how powerful I was.

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My mom wrote a book this year and I couldn't be more proud of her! You inspire me everyday, thank you for your continuous support. Your thoughtfulness impacts everyone your encounter.

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LaVerna Fountain

I met LaVerna in my late 20's while working with Save the Children. She is my inspiration because she isn't afraid to build other women up. She has no fear that they would surpass her or take her place, she just does what she does and helps others be successful, too. She has battled some health problems in recent years, but she's been able to visit me twice in two years and for that I am honored.  She taught me a lot about how to treat other people and how to set my boundaries for how others treat me. 

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Andrea, Janet, Kelly, Colleen and Kelly

I can’t choose just one! I am fortunate to enjoy of 15 years of friendship with these intelligent, motivated, compassionate, and funny women. I am profoundly grateful for each of them. As we’ve grown together, we’ve celebrated each other’s joys and built each other up in times of struggle. Every day I am inspired by their professional passion and success, the way they advocate for themselves and others, and the love and care they give their families—all while remaining present in our friendship. I am so thankful for each of them.

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