It has been my great privilege to be chosen as one of the Pearls in this beautiful series of coffee table books. Each one of the women featured has a life that are rich with vision, tenacity, generosity, and excellence. Each one’s story radiates her success, inspiring and encouraging us to reach for the highest and best version of ourselves. Just like a pearl, created over time and under pressure, each has risen above and beyond with resilience and grace. What an honor to be counted in their number!