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Woman of Distinction Award – Lisa Graham

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Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, Inc. (SIIR) celebrated National Women’s History Month with its annual presentation of Making a Difference for Women Awards on March 1 at the Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland. Three women leaders were honored for their tireless, inspiring efforts to bring positive change to the lives of women, girls and others living in our county and beyond. The awards honor women who have been working in their communities to promote literacy, mental health, inclusion, education, and personal empowerment.

As the author of a series of children’s books, Lisa Graham launched Empower Kids, LLC, to awaken the power children hold inside of them. The Healing Hearts book series helps children identify, share and manage their emotions and feelings. To promote literacy and mental health in underserved communities, she also founded Empower Kids for Literacy. Her organization forms partnerships within the community to provide children with access to books and support systems that can help them learn how to read, regardless of their social or personal circumstances.

Graham is a TEDx presenter, motivational speaker and the producer and host of the “Tell Me” global podcast series which celebrates one’s power and ability to create moments that can change lives for the better.
She sits on the Board of Directors for the Twilight Wish Foundation, a national organization founded in 2003 with the goal to make the world a nicer place in which to age, one Twilight Wish at a time.

Twilight Wish grants recognize seniors for their lifetime of accomplishments and value to society.

Lisa Graham received the Woman of Distinction Award because she is a woman whose outstanding professional achievements have been extraordinarily inspirational and impactful to the lives of women and girls.
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"Helping our children find their inner light"

I grew up watching beloved TV personality Fred Rogers of the Mister Rogers Neighborhood series.

My heroes were my mom and dad, Sheila and Stan, who served as the inspiration to always work hard, be kind and root for the underdog,

Fred's mother always told him in times of trouble to look for the helpers.

According to Rogers, we live in a world in which responsibility must be shared... it’s too easy to say it’s not my problem and turn our backs on our children, our communities, and our world.  He referred to those who saw and responded to the needs as his heroes.  I couldn’t agree more.
I believe we all have the power within to lead with servant hearts, to be helpers to different people at different times. It's a choice we make on a daily basis.
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Meet Lisa...

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Lisa Graham is a heartist.

Lisa creates media in a multitude of formats that speaks to her belief that we all have the Power of One ability to create moments that can change the life of another human being for the better.

She is a podcaster, blogger, children’s author, speaker, entrepreneur, voice-over actor, narrator and philanthropist.
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Lisa Founded Empower Kids For Literacy

Empower Kids For Literacy is a non-profit organization that Lisa founded based on her love for children and books.


To promote literacy and mental health through the formation of partnerships within the community by providing children with access to books in underserved communities.

It is my belief, without question, that all children have the right to have access to books and the support system to learn how to read, despite their social or personal circumstances.

All children need to know they are loved, are capable of loving, and belong.


Found this video from 2018 when I brought Dad to New Albany School to meet the extraordinary Librarian Linda Hohl Conn.  Such a special moment to share. He loved children and he was a very important part of my getting The Adventures of Finley and Cisco out there.


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Empowering students by reminding them to be kind, accepting and forgiving!  Through author visits and read-aloud assemblies, Lisa shares stories of endearing and relatable characters who face and overcome challenges with the help of their friends!
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What People Are Saying...
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With brightly colored illustrations of undersea scenes, this appealing tale offers an important anti-bullying theme. 
Kirkus Reviews
The illustrations, story, and message of this picture book are all  well-executed and enjoyable to read.
 This story truly teaches the importance of accepting others for who they are, as they are.  We are all unique and can use that power for the greater good!
April Holmes
 Paralympic Gold Medalist and Children's Advocate