In the midst of raging storms, impassable roads and other natural disasters a bridge gives us the security and confidence to transcend such challenges and move ahead to our desired destination”. Anon
As Founder/CEO of Women Are Worthy Ettie Rutherford, outstanding educator, author, and women’s advocate, provides a knowledge-based consultancy which ensures programs and services for women who want to achieve their goals with a minimum amount of stress.
Her authenticity and competence are evident through her lived experiences as well as her profession.
Ettie’s life story as portrayed in her well-acclaimed book, Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle, coupled with her outstanding work as Elementary School Principal, Educational Policy writer and Anti-racist expert, enables her to provide step-by-step strategies to support women to competently achieve their goals without being overwhelmed with stress.
Women Are Worthy: Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle” establishes her credibility as it details that despite teen-age pregnancy, years of emotional abuse from her ex-husband, and being abandoned in Calgary with four children she continued to teach full-time and improve her education…. graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education degree, a Graduate Diploma in Curriculum and Instruction and finally a master’s Degree in education.
To competently serve women, Ettie has devised R-I-S-E-U-P, a comprehensive system, which is the basis of programs which assist women to build bridges while using challenges as stepping stones to achieve their goals.
Services and programs are provided for individual women, women’s groups, groups focusing on children’s education as well as businesses which want to improve the competence and health of women employees.
Ettie is the recipient of the:
* Lifetime Achievement Award from Afro-global TV
* Kay Livingstone Award, for her decades of work with the Congress of Black Women of Canada,
*Certificate of Recognition from Markham City Council
* Certificate from the Jamaican Canadian Association, Ontario for the empowerment of women
*Certificate of Recognition from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for her contribution to Multiculturalism in Alberta.
*Recognition as one of Canada’s 100 Most Accomplished Black women
* Certificate from the Calgary Jamaican Association for her community work in Alberta
Ettie is now writing her second book, “All Women Are Worthy: Let’s Rise to Success”.