“This collaboration has produced a beautiful concert of thoughtful, insightful, and inspirational content. Twenty Won will have a positive impact on all who understand the thinking and process behind the project. Enjoy this book!”
Speaker, Author, Consultant
Founder, The Sewickley Spa
"Twenty Won won my heart! These high energy, passionate women teach us how to succeed in following your dreams and living your authentic self. Entrepreneurs will benefit from this treasure trove of knowledge and experience.
This book is required reading for anyone contemplating starting or expanding their business. Follow these leaders, and you will be on your own path to success!"
Lisa Marie Bernardo
Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., C.E.P., C.C.E.T., 500-YT
"Upon opening this book, I knew I would be inspired. However, it exceeded my expectations. As an author, radio personality, and business owner, I know we have many ups and downs as we navigate the waters to success, freedom, and happiness. But what drives us to make those decisions to take a leap and persevere no matter how high a wave comes at us?
For me, every obstacle I have faced makes me not only push harder to achieve what I desire, but also makes every step of the process less scary. Most importantly, having the support of other determined women makes all the difference in the world.
Kelli and the other twenty amazing women featured in Twenty Won offer not only support, but honesty in their personal stories and lessons they have learned while striving for success on their terms. Insightful, thought provoking, and entertaining, this work is a must read for any woman who is ready to seek all that life beholds, no matter what twists and turns are presented along the way."
CEO of Branas Enterprises
"As I read through each page, I found myself hanging on to every word with baited breath, excitement, inspiration, and even elements of thought-provoking sadness. This book serves as a wonderful case study for those embarking on the development of one’s leadership journey. The qualities of a true leader resonated all through this book, including compassion, gratitude, integrity, influence, respect, and yes . . . self-awareness. The stories shared by these twenty-one courageous entrepreneurs will lead to inspiration and encouragement for the next generation of business leaders and change agents to follow in their footsteps. COVID-19 may have held the world captive, but these phenomenal women, who became even more resilient in the face of adversity, decided to remain positive and steadfast. AWESOME!"
Rhonda Carson Leach
“Leading from the heart is so powerful, especially during times of crisis. Reading the success stories of so many inspiring women is a validation of our inner power and a reminder of the extraordinary things we can do when we live true to ourselves.”
Author of Radical Intuition + Founder of IntuitionLab
"I was immediately hooked by the profound power and impact of this book in the midst of what’s happening to lives and businesses in the early months of 2021. This book is filled with inspiring stories of not only personal triumph and perseverance but also massive business success. Each woman shares how her life lessons, personal trials, and experiences set the stage for her to rise above the challenges of 2020. However, this isn’t just a feel-good book! It’s filled with practical tips and advice on how to handle challenges in your business and life, as well as how to strengthen your mindset and resilience to better handle the unexpected.
As an entrepreneur, reading books has been instrumental to my success over the past seven years. That’s why in 2019 I decided to write and release my own bestselling book focusing on skills and strategies to elevate your beliefs and mindset for success. There are a ton of story compilation books that give only share inspiration and motivation. Every single woman in this book shares her powerful story along with specific tools, techniques, questions, and strategies.
Due to the diversity of the authors, Twenty Won is a practical guide to successfully navigate business challenges in any industry. Even with years of business experience, I gleaned new insights and enjoyed the new perspective on old concepts, enjoying the emotion and lessons of every contributor. Throughout the book, what resonates with me the most is how each woman followed her passion and purpose to manifest her desires and create success on her own terms.
Whether you’re just starting out in business or are a seasoned veteran, you’ll enjoy the empowering stories and practical strategies that are beautifully woven together. From self-care and emotion management to what you offer and how you lead, this book has you covered inside and out. Twenty Won will help you reconnect to your magic, passion, and purpose to help you pivot for success in any situation while staying true to YOU. Enjoy!"
"Women are so resilient! Kelli Komondor assembles milestones and journeys of a group of superstars highlighting their stories of persistence, courage, and flexibility.
This anthology struck a chord and will inspire me for more: to do more, to be more grateful, to be a better friend, partner, sister, and mom. We do not stop to think about our achievements because we are busy working the “shifts” of professional responsibilities, family, and home duties, as well as finding time to give back. We continue to persevere no matter the circumstances, seldom taking time to account for the milestones we’re achieving. As a fellow entrepreneur, cancer survivor, and aspiring human, each of these stories resonated with me in some way.
Twenty Won serves as a reminder to listen, to lift each other up, and to celebrate successes big and small. This is not a dress rehearsal; there are no do overs. Live each day with vigor but also schedule time for feeding your soul, appreciating those around you, and caring for the shell that embodies you to perform monumental tasks."
"For more than 50 years, I’ve devoted my life to creating equal opportunities for women and girls. It has been incredibly rewarding work, but there’s one great unspoken truth – all the opportunity in the world is worthless if no one takes advantage of it.
This book contains the stories of women who stepped up and took advantage of the opportunities available to them. And they did it, as women often do, in less than ideal situations, giving their blood, sweat, and tears to make a better world—for themselves, their families and friends, and their communities.
To paraphrase Shakespeare, “Oh brave new world that has such women in it!”
These women are leaders and role models, and their stories reflect their courage and commitment. Reading their stories showed me a wonderful vision of the future that all women and girls should know about. "
Jeanne K. Clark
Director of Governmental Affairs, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority
Grassroots Organizer, Trainer, Author, and Media Consultant for Feminist, Civil Rights, LGBTQ, the Environment, and Other Social Justice Causes
"This book is a testament to the feminine spirit of resilience, courage, adaptability, and strength. It was moving to read accounts of women who have defied the odds, stood up for what is right, and lived their lives in authentic and meaningful ways. If you are looking for a place to feel inspired, reinvigorated and encouraged, I recommend picking up Twenty Won. When women work together in a spirit of collaboration, we can achieve great things. This past year has taught us that what really matters is community. May we build it, may we be strengthened by it, and may we reflect back on it so we can empower the next generation of leaders. Use this book as a jumping off point to reclaim your sisterhood, and let's remember to center the most vulnerable in the spirit equity. Let's rise together. "
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“How many people have thought, “Here is a solution . . .” or “My skill is more valuable than what I’m paid for it . . .” only to fade away into the day to day? Stepping out into your own venture can be tough if you are not from a family of entrepreneurs or without a mentor. However, this book is filled with stories, insights, and inspiration to take that first step and support you along the path."
Co-Founder and Principal, The Art of Democracy Executive
Director, CORO Center for Civic Leadership