It’s the fuel of passion and the action in possibility. It’s the will to take the tough roads and voice the hard truths. It’s the basis of our best selves and the backbone of our dreams. Inspiration defines who we are … and it’s rarely sparked alone.
Reflecting on the question “Who inspires you?” seven South Bay women speak about other women who influenced their perspectives or gave meaning to their achievements. The assurance they find in their respective choices—the role models they see in friends, family or a historical figure—also show that inspirational women often help create even more.
In 2014 a sudden heart attack took Clint Clausen – of Four Daughters Kitchen in Manhattan Beach – way too soon. Now, in her husband’s memory, Kori Clausen advocates for early heart screenings and paves a way for her children’s futures.