GUEST EDITOR’S LETTER
WELCOMING CODY SHOWN
t happens to all of us, except for the very lucky few that know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. We know some of the things that we’re talented at, but haven’t found the career that fulfills us on a deeper level…the one that you experience working harder than you ever have before, but are also the happiest you’ve ever been, because it’s not really “work,” but your life’s purpose.
I grew up in an atmosphere that was very competitive, where girls tore each other apart and so many relationships were insincere. It wasn’t until recently that I found a group of immensely talented women who truly facilitate each other’s successes. I very clearly remember a moment at a party when I was surrounded by so many rockstar women in the same room who were supporting each other in a genuine and collaborative way, and I held back tears of joy for most of the event because this was shockingly foreign to me, and so amazing to watch.