We asked folks we admire to tell us about what they want their legacy to be. Check out their responses below.

Sharon McDougle | Modern Day Hidden Figure

I want my legacy to show that I loved my family with everything in me;  always gave back by serving in the community through my volunteer work. Lastly, I’d like my legacy to remember my contributions to the Space Shuttle Program. Read more>>

Mia Tizon | Balloon Decorator and Event Planner

Legacy is such a big word that sets the tone for you and your business. I am not only a business owner but my major roles are wife and mother. They are what comes up when I think of legacy. I want my daughters to know that mommy did it! I wear multiple hats and try my hardest balancing them all. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it, or that you don’t have time. That gift God has placed on your heart, needs to flourish! All that I do is not just for me but for my family, women and anyone I can inspire. Nothing comes easy but with God and determination you can achieve all things. Legacy is what you make of it and what you show. Read more>>

LaWanda Lewis Burrell | Published Author and Entrepreneur

My legacy is my life’s purpose, which includes my faith in God, cherishing family time, spreading positivity, being a leader, having a character full of love and kindness and building financial wealth through my hard work, determination and pursuing my dreams. I have been blessed with a good life, but it hasn’t always been easy. God made us to have the courage to do what he has called us to do. I would like to be remembered as an inspirational woman of faith that encourages you to always strive to reach your highest potential. Each and every day I feel that I am living my legacy, by enjoying special moments with my friends and family, and making every day count by discovering my God given purpose. I am leaving a Godly legacy by teaching my children how to pray for themselves and others, treating people how you would like to be treated, having strong work ethics and encouraging them to have faith and never give up on their dreams, even when the world brings obstacles along the way. Read more>>

Kirstin Oliver | REALTOR, CEO, FOUNDER & Future Architect

My legacy as a woman will forever live on through the daughters I bare, currently I just have one and her middle name is Sha’Ree as well. Most of my companies are named after my middle name, which all my daughters will carry this will hopefully inspire them to take on our legacy. Most women loose their legacy by marrying and taking the last name of their spouse. In this case my daughters middle names will not change unless forced. I want people to remember that no matter what I have been through I never stopped being a freaking JAGUAR, while I was roaming and seeking to achieve greatness in this lifetime and for my generations to come!. Read more>