February 2021 – Spotlight on StrongHER TogetHER Group Leader Anna Bloodworth
At StrongHer Together, we don’t just bring together a diverse group of girls to mentor, we also attract a diverse leadership base from around the Triangle that all come together from different walks of life, drawn to the same purpose, with a heart to serve. We continue to be humbled and grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers who are committed to our programs.
Meet Anna Bloodworth.
A residential property manager in Durham with Acorn + Oak Property Management, Anna grew up in Bahama, NC, and lives there currently with two teenaged daughters and their dog. She attended Elon University where she received a B.A. in Corporate Communications/Business. The next 20 years she spent putting her communication skills to good use as a local hairstylist and personal trainer. Her passion is helping others harness their personal power to transform their struggles into strength.
Says Anna of what drew her to ST, ”I’m currently completing my certification in Transformational Coaching with Alyssa Nobriga. This experience has been such a wonderful opportunity to be of service! StrongHer TogetHer is a natural fit as I seek ways to apply the skills I’ve learned. When I initially spoke with Stacey about the ST mission of strength in connection, of empowerment through understanding, I knew how powerful and needed this is. I knew I wanted to help. When girls learn to appreciate, celebrate, and collaborate with one another the whole world changes!”
StrongHer TogetHer founder Stacey Donoghue is thrilled to welcome Anna to the leadership team. “Anna is what I would call an oblivious teacher, never consciously schooling us, but always approaching ideas and problems with a deliberation that gives pause and makes outcomes better.
When Anna first joined StrongHER TogetHER, she simply had a heart for our mission and an interest in deepening her community connection. But as time went by, the trifecta of a pandemic, the isolation it imposed, and Anna’s truest passions, led her to something well beyond our initial plans. Today Anna not only co-leads our newest group of girls, but she is also spearheading a new mental health initiative called LIV or Loving Inner Voice.
LIV is intended to highlight self-esteem and the positive ways it can contribute to empathy and bandwidth for community-mindedness. We are so thrilled to have Anna at the helm and equally thankful she is organically finding her perfect place in our program. Once again, she will be teaching us, only this time with a clear objective…growing girls who believe in themselves enough to believe in other girls, too. Thank you, Anna, for your leadership and love for our program. We are so lucky to call you family.”