“Define success in your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” — Anne Sweeney
Women of Distinction Magazine
Women of Distinction Magazine (WDM) is a national publication, and community of professional women, founded in New York. WDM strives to continuously produce the very best content in each publication. Their mission is to provide a platform where women can grow, inspire, empower, educate, and encourage one another, from any industry, by sharing stories of courage and success.
Some of the biggest contributors of the Women of Distinction Magazine are entrepreneurs. These small to midsized female business owners have shared their stories of hard work, dedication, and triumph over the years. One of the most successful features highlights the story of Homa Adler.
Homa Adler’s life was changed forever in 2005 when she was diagnosed with kidney and breast cancer. Up until that point, Dr. Adler had a thriving dental practice. Having to undergo chemotherapy, she was left feeling weak, frustrated, and cold; nothing she owned would make her feel warm and comfortable. “Cancer is the hardest thing I ever experienced” Dr. Adler said, but she never once let it stop her from seeking new opportunities to grow and inspire. Now cancer free, her life has completely changed. Finding inspiration in other cancer patients, she has embarked on a new project help other women battling chemotherapy, founding Chemo Dialysis Couture by Homa, also known as the CDC. Through this company, she designs clothing for women who are going through the same experiences she did. Aiming and succeeding to design casual and stylish pieces of clothing to match each customers specific needs, her jackets are a game changer for woman undergoing cancer or dialysis treatment. Dr. Adler currently plans on expanding the line to include fashionable garments for both women and men patients. Her goal is to be the perfect solution for people with a unique set of fashion requirements.
Another Women of Distinction Magazine entrepreneurial success story unfolds by the name of Alyssa Connell. Alyssa has her own communications business and started an aviation consulting company with her family. Following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather who owned two private airports in Iowa, she became an invaluable player in the aviation community. Today, she travels the country to show small, locally owned airports, similar to the ones owned by her father and grandfather, how to increase business.
These are just a few examples of how Women of Distinction Magazine works to help women share their stories. WDM caters to all ethnicities, age brackets, and careers. Diversity is the utmost importance to WDM Magazine. The magazine’s mission statement is, “ You’re a woman, you’re a trailblazer, you need to tell your story.” Woman have been natural trailblazers throughout time, and so many woman have created a trail for organizations like this. WDM wants to empower women to not only go down that path, but also build a community that will help inspire. By showing women everywhere the necessary steps to become successful, women have the opportunity to know what’s possible and how to achieve their goals.