What They’re Thinking: Kathy Gornik
I found the CE industry to be very, very open to women. You have to know your stuff, but that’s true no matter if you are a man or a woman.
Maybe if I had to pick one hero it would be Thomas Jefferson because he was so influential at the founding of this country in terms of certain principals that have to do with the inborn rights of people. He articulated them so beautifully. He really influenced all the rest of the founders in terms of our basic constitutional republic. We have enshrined in the Constitution certain rights that are not granted by the government but are innate in human nature, and the purpose of government is to protect those rights.
I was born with quite an independent streak, and I got to live a life that I created and could live according to the way I wanted to live it. I just think that’s so fabulous.