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Woman Rise is a nonprofit organization with a mission to promote resilience for the enhancement of health, education and welfare of women of all ages and diversity. 
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Amazing Stories of Women Who Have Risen Against All Odds

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Oprah Winfrey

Rising from poverty to become the first African-American woman billionaire, Oprah Winfrey embodies the American dream.  She overcame a great deal during her childhood to become a billionaire today. She was born to a teenage mother and grew up with her grandmother. Also, beginning at the age of nine, Oprah was molested by her uncle, family friend, and cousin. She eventually had a son at the age of 14, but he died during infancy. Children at school also made fun of her, calling her ugly and poor. Despite the obvious struggle that she faced, Oprah persisted to succeed, and Nashville’s WLAC-TV hired Oprah as their youngest and first black female news anchor. After this position, Oprah went on to star in the movie “The Color Purple” and host her own show called “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She now has her own television channel and is worth $3 billion dollars.

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Maya Angelou
At age seven, Maya was raped by her mother's boyfriend. She wasn't going to tell anyone, but her brother Bailey persuaded her to tell him who raped her. As a result, the man was killed. Maya believed her spoken word caused his death, and as a result refused to speak for years. She had a son at 16 which then, she stopped pursuing dance.  However, her move to San Diego landed her with a job as a waitress and she tangled with drugs and prostitution and danced in a strip club. Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. 
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