2017 Award Winner | God Gave Us Wings by Connie Rankin
Award-winning entrepreneur and author Connie Rankin wrote this inspirational book to share the wisdom and experience of 10 amazing women.?God Gave Us Wings?features incredible true stories which sometimes begin to spin out of control, from Oprah?s personal journey to a wounded warrior?s battle to survive.
These women faced monumental life challenges. In spite of enormous trials, they found the secret to living victoriously ? they drew on their faith, courage, resiliency, and strength, discovered their wings and have taken flight.
Their remarkable stories were written as a catalyst to empower female readers and propel them toward success. The women in this book have boldly defined their words for success. Their achievements demonstrate that no matter what your circumstances, you can rise higher than you ever imagined.
Are you ready to be inspired?
Gold Medalist? | Religion
Silver Medalist | Biography
Connie Rankin has turned her early painfully life experiences?to now one of success. She has transcended her childhood of life-threaten injury, sudden poverty, and even being homeless to now one of success. She has 35 years of executive, professional experience working with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, educational institutions, and non-profits. She is the president of an award-winning commercial real estate firm and a former Vice President and board chair of the Women?s Business Enterprise Alliance and Texas Executive Women. Connie was honored as a Woman of Influence by the National Real Estate Forum and as one of Houston?s 50 Most Influential Women of 2016. Connie?s book?God Gave Us Wings?has both FAPA gold and silver awards and is an Amazon Best-Seller. Her intent for writing this book was to offer a message of hope to the reader to move out of fear and into faith.
Connie?s passion is mentoring women, entrepreneurs, leaders, and people from all walks of life on how to achieve success. After Hurricane Harvey, she initiated the InspireHouston campaign and gave away 100?s of books to people affected by the storm to promote hope for the future. A? sought-after conference and keynote speaker, she has appeared on CBS, Fox 26 News, on the cover of Business Today magazine, and a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.