I am a part time single mother of two beautiful children ages 14 and 12. We have all survived a high conflict divorce and the toll that emotional abuse can take on a family. My independence was enabled by my education that allowed me to have a well-paying job. I worked with cancer patients for 15 years, I continue to work for Alberta Health Services where I am now dedicated to leading teams through quality improvement work that improves outcomes and safety of patients. I have a master’s degree in leadership and my superpower is developing my team so that they are able to achieve their own personal goals. The favorite part of my job is mentoring and coaching my team! I am ready to start to give back and have been looking for the right organization to give my time to. When I learned about the work Gems for Gems is doing, I was immediately hooked! I want to help women. I want to empower women, so they can empower their children. I want to break the cycle. I want to be part of the solution. The system is broken…sadly but truly…the system will not be there for women – Gems for Gems will be.