My second guest on this week’s episode of Today’s Inspiring Women is Dr. Patricia O’Gorman. Dr. O’Gorman was one of the first researchers in children of alcoholics in the 1970’s and created the Department of Prevention and Education for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. She went on to direct the Division of Prevention for the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She is a co-founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

Her newest book, her second on women and resilience, is The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power.   Through the development of the concept of  girly thoughts,  Dr. O’Gorman brings to the topic of women and how they build resilience in the face of hardship, the same type of seminal thinking that she used to help create the Children of Alcoholics Movement.   Her first book on women and resilience is Dancing Backwards in High Heels: How Women Master the Art of Resilience. You can read her blog, The Powerful Woman and then be sure to tune in to Today’s Inspiring Women June 6 to hear her speak to me about her work.