Women in Business
in a Changing World
Chapter Title: Finding My Way in a New Day
“Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.”
— Wendell Berry
A Prairie girl from Calgary, Ruth Purves Smith grew up travelling the dusty highways between two cultures: her urban life in the city and the artisan’s dream of a circa 1800s rural woollen mill. From these beginnings, Ruth found her voice to become an accomplished songwriter and performer. Her music spans the spectrum from country through to Celtic-infused folk rock. Both of her albums (Out in the Storm and Faster than the Speed of Dark) have garnered international attention and enthusiastic reviews.
Having toured much of North America and the UK, Ruth has settled back in Alberta’s farm belt to compose music, complete a new album, write a children’s book, develop her fibre arts, and build community around creating art and sharing knowledge of sustainable lifestyles. This is her first published prose.
EXPLORE. EVOLVE. EMPOWER
Our world is constantly in flux, and one of the biggest secrets for success is learning how to welcome change rather than resist it.
The authors of this book understand the challenges we all face when change comes knocking on the door, with its insistence on interrupting the status quo, but they’ve also experienced the powerful creativity and growth that comes from leaning into it. Their courageous stories demonstrate so many ways to overcome obstacles and opposition, and by seeing them succeed despite incredible odds you will be inspired to become unstoppable in your own right.
“The way the world is changing it’s not just about ‘what can I do’ – it’s about what ‘we’ can do together to be bigger, better, stronger. The women of today are ready to share their voices in new and inventive ways. I invite you to share your voice the way the authors are sharing theirs in this extraordinary book.”
Shelly Lynn Hughes – Publisher, Fresh Magazine
With an accelerated timetable of transformation now before us, it has never been more imperative to embrace your opportunities to evolve, succeed and thrive. It’s a new day, and change has never felt so good!