Jane O'Dea was one of the first three women to fly in the United States Navy. Early on, she was warned that "the Navy doesn't reward pioneers." Even so, O'Dea forged a career in the face of challenge, faced the fear and came out kicking.
Twenty years as a Naval aviator taught Commander Karen Fine Brasch a lot about grit, leadership and being prepared for change, while remaining true to who she was.
Some of the best advice for new leaders compiled from Grit Project Profiles, from leaders in every service and hundreds of years of combined experience. You wont want to miss this.
Jen Nothelfer joined the navy to prove she could, and became one of the Marine Corps' first women aviators. It's not easy, but she believes in the mission.
Command Master Chief Shinnick was the other half of Karen Baetzel's command team (an earlier She's Got Grit profile!). Read about the gritty journey of this early senior enlisted woman in the U.S. Navy.
Two hundred feet underwater, a fire is more than your every day emergency. Read what Lieutenant Commander Krysten Ellis has to say about that and other stories as one of the first women to serve on submarines in the U.S. Navy.
Karen Baetzel shares her thoughts on leadership and grit as one of the first women to fly in the Navy. "I realized the first glass ceiling was in my own head," says Karen Baetzel.
In her twenties, Linda Maloney went from 0 to 110 knots in 3 seconds, catapulted off an aircraft carrier into the wide blue sky, one of the Navy's pioneer women aviators. As you can imagine, she can tell you a thing or two about grit.