It’s not how much you accomplish in life
that really counts, but how much you give to others
It’s not how high you build your dreams
that makes a difference, but how high your faith can climb
It’s not how many goals you reach,
but how many lives you touch
It’s not who you know that matters,
but who you are inside
Believe in the impossible,
hold tight to the incredible,
and live each day to its fullest potential. Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Welcome to NCGWs Mentoring Program. In 1996, at the Chicago CHADD Conference, Sari Solden, Patricia Quinn, and Kathleen Nadeau gathered a small group of women together to talk openly about what it is like to be a woman with AD/HD. For many of us, it was the first time we were able to speak freely about the obstacles and challenges we faced every day as women with AD/HD. Time after time, conference after conference, these three pioneers have brought women together in an effort to strengthen our voice. It was here at these gatherings that women with AD/HD gained knowledge and friendship, and even more importantly learned to celebrate the inimitable gifts bestowed upon them.
There is still much work to be done, however. The idea of women nurturing other women is not a new one, yet women with AD/HD undoubtedly have unique and special needs. This mentoring program is NCGWs effort to assist women with AD/HD to encourage, nurture, and support one another.
If you are new to the diagnosis, or are experiencing a particularly stressful time in your life, we invite you to submit a request for a mentor. If you are a woman with AD/HD who would like to reach out to other women, we encourage you to become a mentor. If you are unsure of exactly what it means to be a mentor or to be mentored, please feel free to browse through the materials and/or to contact us. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Again, welcome to NCGWs Mentoring Program.