Outstanding educator and transformational speaker Ettie Rutherford understands what it’s like to question your worth, feel paralyzed by your challenges, and wonder if you can move ahead. Yet in the midst of mending broken dreams, enduring psychological abuse, and coping with life as an immigrant, Ettie learned how to use the challenges to soar toward her dreams.
In Women are Worthy: Why Perch Like a Chick When You Can Soar Like an Eagle?, Ettie weaves intimate stories with her most profound life lessons, skills, and strategies to empower you to:
Ettie Rutherford, founder of Women Are Worthy and ER Education Consulting, is an educator and transformational speaker who has consistently emphasized the need for women of all ages to use their strengths to set priorities and attain their goals. Through her writing, speaking, and workshop presentations, she provides women with the tools, strategies, and skills they need to reach their highest potential, achieve their personal goals, and enhance their overall well‐being, even when faced with daily challenges.
She is a firm believer in women’s ability to succeed against all odds. While teaching full‐time and raising four young children as a single parent, Ettie obtained a Graduate Diploma in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as the Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.) As an educator for more than thirty years, Ettie has worked as classroom teacher, educational consultant, summer school instructor, and elementary school Principal.
For her commitment to community and organizational development in Alberta and Ontario, Ettie has received the Kay Livingstone Award for her work with women, a Certificate of Recognition from Markham City Council, and the prestigious Certificate of Recognition from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney for her contribution to Multiculturalism in Alberta.
Ettie lives with her husband Desmond in Ontario, Canada.
“It is unbelievable the comments that I have gotten from women after reading my book. I didn’t know it would have such an impact. Quite a few men have bought it for daughters and mothers, and one guy phoned me to say, ‘Ettie, your book gives me hope. I am more encouraged to go ahead with my business which I just started’ Amanda, I can’t thank you enough. You and your team have been so instrumental in my success. This would never have happened if I hadn’t met you in San Diego. May God ever continue to bless you, your family, and your team.”