Risk taking is key to transformational change


Risk taking is key to transformational change.

Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run Boston faced a tough challenge – she wasn’t invited, she wasn’t welcomed, and some wanted her out, immediately.

What Kathrine did became a catalyst for what five years later was a transformational change in the Boston Marathon’s policy of “men only”.

Kathrine’s courage, and continued advocacy, eventually led to including a women’s marathon race in the Olympic Games.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.