I met Renee Branson through friends in the legal marketing industry, and I was drawn to her warmth and positivity.  Since then, she’s been nothing but kind and supportive of me. We share each other’s posts on social media and promote each other, and I really appreciate that she is so giving to others in the community. As someone who has gone through a number of personal and professional setbacks, I also immensely respect what she does for a living, which is teaching others how to be more resilient – a skill we all could use some moee of in our lives, especially right now.

Before the coronavirus crisis broke out here in the United States, I asked Renee to be part of the Women Who Wow series. Learn more about her.

What does Women’s History Month mean to me.

Women’s History Month is an opportunity to amplify the voices and stories of the women who have blazed trails for us. It also is a call to action to me, reminding me to continue to push forward for the equality of all women.

Why did I choose my profession?

In many ways, I feel like this profession choose me; I have always been drawn to helping people thrive. I’ve been an educator, a therapist working with survivors of trauma, and now I am a mental well-being professional working exclusively with the legal profession. The common thread throughout has been my passion for understanding what makes people resilient. As a survivor of trauma myself, I know the critical importance of cultivating resilient practices. It feels like an honor and privilege to be able to share that with others.

Any advice for young women who want to succeed in the workplace?

Be authentic. Ask for what you want. Seek out other strong, supportive women. Always remember to look behind you and pull up other women along the way.

Learn more about Renee and her work on her website.