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"Do Your Part" An Interview With Patricia Wrice

Patricia Wrice 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

Pat Wrice, One Woman Makes a Difference 2016


Who is your biggest inspiration as a woman and why?

There is more than one woman who has inspired me, but if I had to choose one it would be Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a woman born to privilege who chose to use her voice to speak out and advocate for human rights at a time when few people had the courage to do so. She was a true pioneer and way ahead of her time.


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

You may not be able to save the world but that is no excuse for not doing your part.


What women's issue is most important to you?

As a woman who understands the intersectionality of race, gender and class, I believe women need to have political power, without it, all the other issues that impact the lives of women are impossible to address.


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

My biggest professional hurdle as a woman was balancing my work and my responsibility as a single parent. I was able to overcome those stresses through my support system - my mother and my aunt - who pitched in to relieve the pressure when things got crazy. Without them I could not have made it. Both of them are gone now, but I try to be that same support to my daughter.


What is your favorite quote as a woman?

My favorite quote is by Maya Angelou, "Still I rise.” 


Join us on October 4th to show your support of CWEALF and this year's honorees. This annual event supports CWEALF's mission to empower women, girls and their families to achieve equal opportunities in their personal and professional lives. Purchase your tickets today! 

By CWEALF at 15 Sep 2016, 11:51 AM



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