WorldWideWomen Making a Difference: Meet Paula Orezi from Florida

Q: Tell us about your background and what you do with your time.

A: Currently I work as a Director for a tutoring and college prep company. I am a career-driven women that loves to excel in everything! I have a Master Degree in Organizational Leadership. Majority of my background comes from the field of education and working with children/youth. I have a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. In my spare time, I love to search through Pinterest for unique ideas because I get inspired with creative projects. Walks on the beach and reading a good book helps me to detox my mind from daily stresses of life. I also, volunteer occasionally at church in children's ministry.

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Q: Who is the greatest female influence in your life?

A: The greatest female influence in my life is my mom. She raised us as a single parent (5 of us) and worked several jobs just to get us through school. As a result of her hard work, all of her kids are experiencing succesful careers and abundant living. My mom has an attitude of working hard and never giving up no matter what! That is what inspires me to have courage for each day.

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Q: Please share with us something that you want other women around the world to hear.

A: I have had quite the life in recent years. I have lost my best friend of 21 years from cancer, my mom was diagnosed with cancer, had money challenges. Even through all of this, I still found a way to be positive and learn from these experiences. I had to find a way to breathe again. This is the hard part of life which is to find the ray of sunshine in the rainy days. My outlet was writing in my journal. Journaling has such a positive effect on me spiritually and mentally. It provided a way to speak my true feelings and thoughts without influence from others. Now I have authored a poetry book that connects my life experiences to others around the world. In everything, something good comes out of it! Connecting with others is where I see the most positive changes. Being a change agent in everything that I do is my motto in life.

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Q: What do you imagine for women and girls around the world?

A: I imagine a movement of unity among women and girls around the world. Unity changes things! Women and girls coming together to create one voice creates the positive impact that encourages each other to dream BIG! With unity, I see leadership and entrepreneurship at a fast pace....unstoppable!

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Q: What do you like most about WorldWideWomen?

A: I love the support of women businesses and the organizations that help women and girls to flourish. The accessibility to all of these resources helps make a huge difference! It creates a world of opportunities.

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Connect with Paula through her Facebook page here!

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