Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Karen Mertes is a prime example of a woman making waves for not only women, but for society as a whole.
We flashback to Karen Mertes being recognized as the INSPIRE! Woman of the Year in 2015! This award recognizes a woman who has risen above significant personal challenges to achieve her goals and serves as a role model for what focus, perseverance and determination can accomplish.
Upon winning the award, Karen spoke about her personal motto, to choose to “Be Better and not Bitter”. When we choose to “Be Better and not Bitter”, we’re able to triumph through any tragedy and fulfill our destiny’s when we INSPIRE ourselves and others to live the life we’ve always envisioned.
Karen is humbled, honored and very grateful to have been named INSPIRE! Woman of the Year.
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