I haven’t been on Facebook for about six months now and, amazingly, I have discovered that I am not really missing anything of importance. And so, I did not know that my daughter, Angela, had posted a tribute to me on her Page. She has become an activist in her own way, and is a strong supporter of women’s rights – a topic she knows is near and dear to my heart, and the reason she posted this article. I am so proud of the young idealist she has become.
I want to share her kind words with you.
And please enjoy the picture she included of me from the 1970s, in my Gloria Steinem look-alike outfit!
Angela Scaletta Facebook Page – November 8, 2016
In 1969 my mom graduated college first in her class, completing her education in 3 years and becoming one of the youngest CPA’s in the U.S.
She served as president of the National Association of Accountants and the American Society of Women Accountants. She is an honoree of Who’s Who in American Business Women and is recognized as an expert witness by the Federal court system.
After leaving an international public accounting firm, she served as the Executive Vice President for one of the largest tour operators in the upper Midwest. Since I’ve known her, she’s formed a computer consulting business, a real estate development company, a CPA firm, and a publishing company.
She is a published author, public speaker, president of a child advocacy foundation and a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
And she is currently battling through her second bout of breast cancer.
Every day, I am proud to be her daughter.
She’s taught me there’s nothing I can’t do if I want it badly enough. She’s taught me to always be myself and to always surround myself with others who support me. I am thankful for women like her who get up every day and power through adversity and negativity because they see a brighter future ahead.
I. Am. With. Her.