Sarah Silverman ~ Social Marketer
So, I thought I would share my own story as part of the Original Women Gallery. Part of the reason is to show that you don’t have to look far to find an Original Women in your life or in YOURSELF!
How Would You Define Womanhood?
“Being a woman to me represents being a creator—both on a physical, social, and metaphysical level. Woman projects things like grace, strength, and compassion.”
What inspired you to follow your passion and dreams?
“I always had a very strong inner desire to keep moving forward and building success—it's part of my personality. My mom used to tell me that I looked like a solider marching when I walked to the bus stop. I taught myself to ride a two-wheel bike one afternoon in the backyard—it’s just something I was born with. Plus my mom is the most amazing person I know and always pushed my sisters and me to think big.”
What advice would you give young women?
“Take lots of time for yourself, discovering yourself—pursue not only a profession but other life passions, I always make time to rock climb or hike or write a few short stories. Also, find good people and surround yourself with them. Most importantly, always believe you will, unequivocally.”
Sarah Silverman is originally from Cincinnati, OH and is the middle of five children. She became an activist at the young age of 17, when she formed HOPE—a suicide prevention and education student-run non-profit. She was awarded the YMCA Character and Leadership Award and was a semi-finalist for the Seventeen Magazine Volunteerism Award.
She continued her studies at Babson College where she was actively involved in the Women’s Leadership Program, as well as working with numerous non-profits focused on healthy body image and new opportunities for disadvantage children. With her business degree she has worked for some of the leading socially responsible and emotionally supportive companies, including CarePages.com and now Experience Project.com.