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Women at Ground Zero Project
"Ground Zero" began for Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba as the physical place they went to collect stories for their 9/11 book, Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion. The lessons they learned about taking risks, moving forward in the face of fear, and overcoming seemingly impossible odds have since become the cornerstones for a powerful series of inspirational presentations and writing programs.
Today, Susan and Mary draw on experiences from their own life-changing journey to help others give voice to their stories, act on their dreams, and recognize the potential of their own lives. The Women at Ground Zero Project continues to honor women in the fire, police and emergency medical services who risked — or gave — their lives on 9/11. It also offers countless opportunities to inspire passion and possibility in others.