Admin
May 24

Builders Giving Back

0 comments

Robyn Raphael-Dynan and her mom, Beverly Raphael Altman, visit a project site of their construction company. Altman is the president and CEO and Raphael-Dynan is vice president of operations.

 

 

They are also co-chairs of Women Build, Habitat for Humanity’s all-female project this month.

“My late husband was a builder,” Altman says of Richard Raphael, who founded the firm in 1971. “And he was such a giving person. And even though he wasn’t in a position to be a wonderful philanthropist, he helped a lot of people in different ways. We feel like we’re personally completing the circle because it is something that he would have wanted very much to be able to be a part of... ...it’s not about you, it’s about giving back to the community.”

 

(Joyce Reingold, photo by Tim Stepien, The Coastal Star)⁣ ⁣https://thecoastalstar.com/…/a-mother-daughter-venture-boca…

New Posts
  • Admin
    Nov 5

    "I want to show the world I can do it. I want to show women who look like me that they can do it, too." Lhakpa was the first Nepalese woman to summit Everest and descend alive, which she accomplished in the spring of 2000. With nine summits, she holds the world record for women. She plans to summit the world’s highest mountain again in the spring of 2020, but as an unsponsored athlete and single mother of three, it’s difficult to afford training and travel. She currently works at Whole Foods washing dishes, making minimum wage. Lhakpa Sherpa summited Everest eight months after the birth of her first child, and again while two months pregnant with Shiny. Now a teenager, her daughter Shiny says of her mother: ‘I’m proud of her, but I worry.’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/31/mount-everest-lhakpa-sherpa-climbed-nine-times-world-record
  • Admin
    Oct 29

    AdventureWomen invites women to challenge themselves physically and mentally while exploring the world at their own pace and on their own terms. Judy Wineland acquired the company with her daughters Erica and Nicole in 2016. The founder was the late Susan Eckert, a pioneer in women’s travel. Women have always looked to stretch themselves further through travel, in mind, body and spirit.
  • Admin
    Oct 23

    Maryann started her business, Pearl River Florist, 38 years ago. After graduation from college, my daughter Stephanie joined the business. And it’s been madness, sometimes every day, ever since. But neither would change the situation. Best thing about working together? Steph: " I get to see my mom every day." Maryann: " I am lucky to be the mother and co-worker with the most amazing person I know." The worst thing about working with each other? Steph : "Sometimes we can get on each other’s nerves." Maryann : "Sometimes we can get on each other’s nerves, but mostly nothing is the answer for me." What is your typical day at work like? Both:  "Crazy!" How do you inspire each other? Steph:  "My mom is nice to everyone, even when she doesn’t want to be. And she makes an example of her charity every day." Maryann:  "Steph’s honesty, drive, commitment, compassion,and she teaches me something new every day." What have you learned from your mom? Steph:  "To learn from my mistakes whatever it is, it will not be the end of the world and it all works out... eventually." Has either of you ever considered another career? Both:  "Sometimes every day!"