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ETTIE RUTHERFORD’S BOOK

Her book, Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like a Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle?, chronicles Ettie’s life and sends a message to women that they can use life’s challenges as stepping stones to realize their dreams.

In spite of teen-age pregnancy, an abusive husband, and taking care of four children after her husband left the family in Alberta, Ettie , a Jamaican immigrant, gained a M.Ed degree from the University of Calgary and recently retired as an Elementary Principal in Ontario.

Women and girls of all ages will be inspired by the courage shown in the pages of this book.

This paperback book sends a message of hope to everyone who reads it.

Price: $20.00 + S&H

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ETTIE RUTHERFORD’S BOOK

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Ettie Rutherford, M.Ed, is an educational consultant, the Founder of ER Education Consulting, and CEO of Women Are Worthy (http://www.womenrworthy.com), a training company that empowers women to reach their highest potential.

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Thanks to Ettie I feel more inspired and confident

When Ettie works with women she has a way of bringing thoughts into focus. Whenever I ask her to assist me with making a decision she leaves me with more to think about than we spoke about. I respect her because she passes on strength, intelligence and perseverance.

Phyllis Bignall, Owner, Halo Floral Designs and Decorations

I see the dust to be blown off my wings so that I can soar.

Ettie, Women Are Worthy: Why Perch like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle has lit my lantern to view rooms of your life. Thanks for the privilege. It has also allowed me to see the dust to be blown off my wings so that I can soar. I enjoyed every word.

Fay Cole, Administrator, Ontario

Ettie brings my thoughts into focus.

When Ettie works with women she has a way of bringing thoughts into focus. Whenever I ask her to assist me with making a decision she leaves me with more to think about than we spoke about. I respect her because she passes on strength, intelligence and perseverance.

Dawn Brooks, Special Education Specialist

You are a very brave woman!

I have just finished reading Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle, and WOW! You are a talented writer and a very brave woman.

Anna Marie Amodeo, School Assistant, Thornhill, Ontario

The invincibility of the human spirit

Ettie, reading Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle has been an inspirational roller coaster: from teen-age turmoil through frustrating marriage, immigrant adjustment, career pursuit and finally successful parenting and true love. These all echo a loud shout of victory and the invincibility of the human spirit. Congratulations Ettie.

Vincent Smith , Teacher, Ontario

Ettie I was very taken by your life story and read the book ‘Women are Worthy’ with-in a day/and a half !

You are a fantastic example of how a person can survive mental/emotional abuse and with God’s protection over you and your children managed to become all that God had planned for you in the beginning (Jer.29 v11)
It was good to meet you and may God continue to use you to help other women to become all that God desires them to become!
Dr. Carmen Del Zotto

Dear Ettie,

Thank you for writing this engaging and inspiring book. I can relate to much of what you experienced and so will many women. I believe women who get the opportunity to read your book will be enlightened and empowered. This book would encourage women to acknowledge their strengths and rethink their life’s journey. I have already secured a few copies for friends and family. I know they will benefit from this read. Congratulations again on your accomplishments, overcoming obstacles and for sharing your wisdom in this book.

Folly Sangster

Ettie:

I have now finished reading your book and what a story! I wish I had this book some 30 years ago, my life would have been so different. I am thankful though that it is here in time for my daughter and any grandchildren, should I be so blessed.

When I read about your life in Jamaica as a youngster, the family unit and then your longing for and missing that happy life while a new immigrant living in Smith, Alberta. I could not help but relive my own early life in Canada, having come from Barbados. I am extremely glad that you have found happiness in love again and I admire your success as an educator, wife, mother and champion for rights, equality and fairness for women, especially immigrant women.

Maria

Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like a Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle?

About Ettie Rutherford’s Book, by Betty Rice

Ettie Rutherford (BEd’71, MEd’78) has penned Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like a Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle?, a self-help book focusing on overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities. Part memoir, part self-help, the book chronicles her journey and survival practices. She uses her life story to show women they can use challenges as stepping stones.

Ettie has never taken the easy road, and she’s never been one to step away from a challenge.

Her story starts with her graduation from a prestigious Jamaican high school, and the surprise of a teenage pregnancy.  It picks up in Canada in 1967, in a small northern Alberta town, where Ettie is teaching, raising four small children, and living with an emotionally abusive husband.

After the family moves to Calgary, Ettie is abandoned by her ex-husband. Many people would have given up at that point, but not Ettie. Despite teaching full-time and rearing three sons and a daughter, she persevered until she gained her Master’s degree.

Reflecting on that difficult time in her life, Ettie credits education for getting her through the challenges. “Education is the key to success for everyone, but especially for immigrant women,” she says.

“It was upgrading my education and increasing my earning power, which allowed me and my children to live a normal life,” she continues. “I believe that education is everyone’s key to attaining their goals and having the ability to assist others. Education gives hope. Education is empowering.”

After 17 years with the Calgary Catholic School Board, Rutherford moved to the York Region Catholic School District in Ontario.

Now a retired principal, Ettie Rutherford is the owner of both ER Education Consulting which offers services for educators and parents; as well as Women Are Worthy, which provides workshops and coaching exclusively for women. Through these companies, Ettie continues to teach and work with women. She emphasizes that her book is an extension of her desire to help others through the lessons she has learned.

“I think my book gives hope to women of all ages,’ she says. ‘It says that teen-age pregnancy does not necessarily have to signal the end of a girl’s goals for the future, and that being a single mother does not have to be a path to government welfare assistance.”

Ettie urges everyone to realize the devastating effects of emotional abuse, often minimized because there are no broken bones or other physical manifestations.

“Emotional abuse is like gaseous fumes”, Ettie emphasizes. “It’s unseen and indescribable, yet it suffocates and erodes a family’s well-being.”

Her book sends the message that, faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, a successful and fulfilling life can be achieved through perseverance, patience and a solid education.

Get your free 30-minute consultation with Ettie

Call 905 665 3086
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ettie@womenrworthy.com