Perseverance

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Rosetta Stander/Perseverance

Executive Director, Zimele Community

A: In January 2011, two of my main donors postponed their donations because of the global economic crisis, and one new donor decided not to fund us at all. I first ...

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Jill Zarin/Perseverance

President, Jill Zarin Enterprises

A: No matter what I do everyday, I have a little voice in my ear. His name is Bobby. He is ALWAYS my voice of reason and the person I want ...

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Lauren Ruotolo

Lauren Ruotolo/Perseverance

Director, Entertainment Promotions, Hearst Magazines

A: Not sure there is one person who offers me the strength to persevere because I believe that you have to find the strength within yourself to make anything possible. The ...

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Heather Bauer

Heather Bauer/Perseverance

Nutritionist, Author & Founder, Bestowed & Nu-train

A: My grandfather, Zachary. He was a Holocaust survivor, and his presence in my life inspired me to accomplish all that I have. He also was an entrepreneur and started a ...

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Caryl M Stern

Caryl M Stern/Perseverance

President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

A: After an exhaustive argument with school administrators in which I claimed I was old enough, ready enough, and mature enough, I was allowed to graduate from high school at the ...

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