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Women Who Inspire: Tales of Resilience and Leadership

Discover the empowering narratives of extraordinary female trailblazer

In a world where inspiration is a beacon of hope, where women rise above challenges, leaving indelible marks of empowerment, there are those who ignite flames of ambition and courage in others. They are the epitome of strength, resilience, and unwavering determination. Here are the stories of five extraordinary women of B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow), who inspire us:

Tara Gilvar: Fostering Empowerment Through B.I.G.

Tara Gilvar, the visionary CEO of B.I.G. (Believe Inspire Grow), was moved by a simple yet profound message on a bumper sticker in 2009: "Remember Who You Wanted to Be." Determined to provide a path for women to achieve their true life purpose, Tara rallied her community with a transformative email. At the heart of her motivation lies a deep belief that every woman possesses a unique gift worthy of sharing with the world.

B.I.G. offers a plethora of benefits to its members, from a supportive community of women entrepreneurs to educational webinars and events. But it's the intangible benefits—like boosted self-esteem and genuine happiness from accomplishments—that truly set B.I.G. apart.

At B.I.G., the focus is on empowering women to recognize their value and providing them with the tools and resources needed for success.

As B.I.G. celebrates its 15th anniversary, Tara's hope is for the platform to continue evolving, fostering a culture of women supporting women for generations to come, ensuring that every woman can boldly pursue her dreams and achieve her full potential.

Dianne Grossman: Pioneering Empowerment in the Flooring Industry

Dianne Grossman, the visionary force behind The Carpet Girl LLC, embarked on a journey fueled by passion and purpose. Upon realizing the stark disparity between female consumer preferences and male-dominated sales in the flooring industry, Dianne had her "ah-ha" moment. Determined to create a welcoming space for female buyers, she forged ahead, becoming a beacon of empowerment in the industry.

Overcoming hurdles, including the challenge of securing loans, Dianne's perseverance paid off, enabling her to expand her business and fulfill her dreams. Dianne has built enduring relationships and a loyal customer base, rooted in trust and authenticity.

Beyond business, Dianne's legacy extends to her advocacy work with Mallory's Army, (, championing against bullying in schools and online. Her resilience and unwavering commitment inspire others to pursue their passions fearlessly. 

As she continues to make strides in her industry, Dianne remains steadfast in her belief that every woman has the power to achieve her dreams. Her journey is a testament to the transformative impact of perseverance, empowerment, and unwavering determination.

Betty Galvan: Championing Entrepreneurial Empowerment at The Co-Co

Betty Galvan, the visionary owner of The Co-Co, has dedicated her life to empowering entrepreneurs and fostering a sense of community in the business world. Her journey began with a pivotal moment, witnessing the struggles of small business owners grappling with the rapid evolution of social media. She founded MFBS Digital Marketing Studio.

Betty's entrepreneurial spirit shines through as she addresses distinctive challenges faced by women in business, finding a harmonious balance between her professional endeavors and her role as a mother of three sons.

Her involvement in BIG (Believe Inspire Grow) and her recent venture as the new owner of The Co-Co underscore her belief in the power of community and connection. Through these endeavors, Betty has experienced firsthand the transformative impact of supportive networks in propelling entrepreneurial success.

Betty's ultimate aspiration is to leave a legacy of empowerment and encouragement for future female leaders, inspiring them to pursue their dreams fearlessly and prioritize tasks that resonate with their passions. Her journey exemplifies resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to empowering others in the entrepreneurial realm.

Christina Loannides: FearLESS Champion Empowering Women Worldwide

Christina Loannides, a name synonymous with resilience and empowerment, has traversed a remarkable journey, leaving an indelible mark on the world of martial arts and women's empowerment. From her early days in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she discovered her passion for karate, to becoming a 6-time World Karate Fighting Champion and the USA KSI Women's Coach, Christina's dedication to excellence knows no bounds.

However, her journey took a poignant turn when she faced a formidable opponent in March 2021 – breast cancer. Christina approached this battle with the same determination and focus that propelled her to victory in countless tournaments. Her triumphant spirit and unwavering faith led her to emerge victorious.

Beyond her achievements in the martial arts arena, Christina's commitment to empowering women extends to her business endeavors. As the founder of Fabulous & FearLESS, she empowers women to stand up for themselves, embrace their strength, and trust their intuition.

With a legacy built on empowering women to embrace their limitless potential, Christina continues to inspire countless individuals worldwide, proving that with courage and resilience, anything is possible.

Cathy Maloney: Empowering Homeownership and Women Entrepreneurs

Cathy Maloney, the VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate Affinity (NMLS #218377), embodies passion and dedication in her mission to make homeownership dreams a reality. With an unwavering commitment to providing tailored mortgage solutions, Cathy transforms the process of obtaining financing into a seamless and understandable journey for her clients.

Beyond her professional achievements, Cathy is a devoted advocate for women entrepreneurs, recognizing the importance of mentorship and support networks. Through her involvement with organizations like Believe, Inspire, Grow (BIG), Cathy fosters a community where women uplift and empower each other. Her guidance extends beyond mortgages, offering invaluable advice and encouragement to fellow entrepreneurs.

Cathy's legacy is one of empowerment and innovation, where women are encouraged to believe in themselves, seek out mentorship, and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth. Through her leadership and mentorship, Cathy is shaping a more inclusive and diverse business landscape, where women are celebrated for their talents and achievements.

Join Cathy and the BIG community to embark on a journey of growth, friendship, and empowerment, where every woman's entrepreneurial dreams can flourish.

"Remember Who You Wanted to Be."

  • Tara Gilvar, Founder and CEO of B.I.G.
  • Clara Wang photogrpahy