The women in WIA are genuine about trying to build relationships with one another. This is not unique to our events, it extends beyond to individual relationships and has been so meaningful to me. Thanks to those deep and trusted relationships, I have given myself permission to listen to my gut more. I was recently reminded by one of my mentors that I don’t need to try to fit into someone else’s mold and I can use my fire within to be the compass I use to make decisions. WIA came at a time when I needed it most, it felt like the organization wrapped a blanket around me and was my stability during a tough time.