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"Work Hard and Never Accept Anything But Your Best," An Interview with Dr. Elsa Núñez

Elsa Núñez is a One Woman Makes a Difference 2016 Honoree! Join us on Tuesday, October 4th to celebrate all our honorees for making a difference in the lives of women, girls and families in Connecticut. 

 Elsa M. Nunez, One Woman Makes a Difference 2016


Who is your biggest inspiration as a woman and why?

My maternal grandmother was my biggest inspiration.  A poor single mother in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she taught me the power of self-reliance, resilience and resolve, and the importance of keeping our family at the center of our lives.


If you could sum up your life philosophy in one sentence, what would it be?

Work hard and never accept anything but your best.


What women’s issue is most important to you?

I believe that young women, regardless of their socio-economic background, should have access to the same educational and career opportunities as men. 


What has been your biggest professional hurdle as a woman and how did you overcome it?

Our society expects successful women to juggle their professional careers and family obligations. This requires an extraordinary level of organization, effort, and family support.  Through my personal and professional networks, I have been able to advance my career without sacrificing the needs of my family.


What is your favorite quote as a woman?

From Eleanor Roosevelt:

“A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” 


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By CWEALF at 19 Sep 2016, 12:04 PM



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