Sheila Downer and Tchicaya Robertson, both with Accenture, a global professional services company, are also authors. Downer, who is also a certified life coach, looked to help others by sharing how she overcame her difficult beginnings to succeed. She teamed up with Robertson, who has a research background. Together, they wrote their first book about the importance of passion and purpose in people's lives.
"Inspiration to me means realizing that your experiences can shape and mold the lives of others," Downer says.
Robertson adds, "We said we're going to write this book where we can really inspire not only each other, but other women to rise above the things that are holding them back."
See the video to learn more about how these women joined together to help others.