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Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce
May 26, 2015

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Newly Released Book Examines the Career-Life Journeys of Women
Chester County Entrepreneur among Chapter Authors Clemmons, North Carolina, June 1, 2015:

Clare Novak of Chester Springs, PA is among twenty-three multi-generational women who authored chapters in the newly released book Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce by Dr. Anne Sourbeer Morris. Clare Novak’s chapter is titled: Beyond Borders. The chapter relates a story – a virtual snapshot - of Clare Novak’s career/life journey and shares the lessons she learned along the way. Clare writes:

Be in the 20 percent who accomplish 80 percent of the good in the world. The gift you have will fit a need in this world. When you find and fill the need everything falls into place. Trust yourself. Choose advisors and friends who love you enough to tell you the truth as they see it. Weigh the feedback, make your decision and then accept the consequences be they intended, unintended, fantastic, awful or sheer drudgery. Regardless of what happens in the short term, be true to yourself. Short term failures may be long term gifts; be patient.

--Clare Novak is a Leadership Coach, Team Facilitator, Organizational Developer, International Speaker and Author. She can be contacted at

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce presents stories about the career pathways of twenty-three multi-generational women representing diverse occupations, experiences, and backgrounds. The stories reflect the stories of many women, expressing the intimate connection between one’s career pathway and life journey. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of determination and perseverance - courage and resilience. Unexpected Pathways shares stories of greatness and fragility - survival and victory! And in the context of the career-life journey, Unexpected Pathways shares stories of healing and love. The stories and the inspired lessons offered by the chapter authors, encourage hope and inspiration to women present and future.

About the multi-generational nature of Unexpected Pathways, author Dr. Sourbeer Morris writes, “True wisdom is ageless. True idealism is ageless. Idealism must not be ‘assigned’ to the young or wisdom to the old. As we create our career/life journey we must embody both idealism and wisdom. We must maintain the enthusiasm and passion of the young while embodying the conviction and perseverance of those who have paved the way for us.”

Unexpected Pathways will be officially launched on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Piedmont Club in Winston-Salem. Individuals interested in attending may make reservations by contacting Dr. Sourbeer Morris at Unexpected Pathways chapter authors – The Women of Unexpected Pathways – include: Wynne Renee Brown, MD, Lac; Mittie Denise Cannon, Ed.D.; Bonnie Dawn Clark; Linda Eisenstein; Margie Florini; Winifred Quire Giddings; Kaitlyn Green; Mary Ann Hauser; Donna Martin Hinkle, Ed.D.; Angela Lynn Jackson Howard; Kelly Abeyta Jimenez; Latoya Rochae’ Johnson; Gabrielle J. Jordan; Patricia McGlynn, Ph.D.; Christine A. Moore; Molly L. Nece; Clare Novak; Marviette Usher; Victoria N. Scott; Tina Ketchie Stearns; Dana Winner, Melissa W. Wittner and Anne Sourbeer Morris, Ed.D. For more information about the chapter authors, visit:

Unexpected Pathways: The Journeys of Women in the Workforce is available on and at:

Clare Novak Certified Coach

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