GO Mommy GO! Modern Day Motherhood

Lashinda Demus and sons Dontay and Duaine

Motherhood and Career: They’re Good for Each Other

I found out I was pregnant in the fall of 2006, after the end of my competition season. I was at the then-height of my career. I had made my first Olympic team in 2004, turned pro and followed it up with a silver at the 2005 World Championships. In 2006 I led the list… [read more]

Happy Mother's Day

The Greatest Love of All

It’s surreal to celebrate Mother’s Day alongside my own mother these days. When my sisters and I were growing up, the attention was all on our mom for Mother’s Day. Now we are grown with our own children, and we are celebrating it together, with my mom holding the infamous title of GRAMMY! To the… [read more]

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Spotlight on our Future

Inspirational stories from women overcoming adversity

My Name is Hydia Clark, and I Am No Longer SILENT

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Hydia Clark, a 17-year-old high school senior for our Go Woman Go Future Spotlight Series. Life sure can throw you some curves balls. At the age of five, my biggest worry was a new Barbie Doll or the latest new Brat Doll coming out; I had no… [read more]

Getting into college - applications and admissions process

Getting into your dream college isn’t just about your grades

I had high aspirations as a high schooler and was determined to do whatever it would take to reach my goals. My dream schools were UCLA and USC, two very competitive and prestigious universities that were right in my own backyard in Los Angeles. I listened to the advice I was given and took honors and… [read more]

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GO Woman GO! Pursuing your Career

2014 Highest Paid Female Athletes

The World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes

Last week, Forbes Magazine released the list of the Top 10 World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2014. This list includes prize money AND endorsements, so it is a true top-ten list. It goes as follows: 2014 Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes Maria Sharapova, Russia (Tennis) Salary/Winnings: $2.4 million Endorsements: $22 million Total: $24 million Li… [read more]

Lashinda Demus and sons Dontay and Duaine

Motherhood and Career: They’re Good for Each Other

I found out I was pregnant in the fall of 2006, after the end of my competition season. I was at the then-height of my career. I had made my first Olympic team in 2004, turned pro and followed it up with a silver at the 2005 World Championships. In 2006 I led the list… [read more]

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Empowering Thoughts:

Maya Angelou

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou

In honor of the late poet, activist and phenomenal woman Maya Angelou, who passed away on May 28, 2014, at the age of 86, listen to her reading of her famous poem “Still I Rise.” Still I Rise Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread… [read more]

Covergirl GirlsCan ad

No One Controls My Greatness But Me #GirlsCan

I watched this #GirlsCan ad spot for Cover Girl this morning and just love the empowering message it sends. It got me thinking about the times I’ve been doubted and told that I “can’t” do something. You know the saying, “misery loves company,” right? People tell you what you can’t do when they weren’t able… [read more]

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Inspiring Words:

Parenthood: the 10 common mistakes parents today make

  I used to feel guilty anytime I had ridiculed my sons for doing something wrong, and then … [read more]

The difference between all humans walking around on this earth is our thoughts and beliefs about life

"The difference between all humans walking around on this earth is our thoughts and beliefs about … [read more]

Boldness has genius power and magic in it

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - … [read more]

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