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Women Who Build Empires

Nov 27, 2020

When Alison Pena’s husband Dave was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2016 and essentially given a death sentence. With his passing and experiencing grief and loss of her love and partner, Alison was devastated and depressed. Her life seemed shattered

Alison shares her story of boldy reclaiming her life and her purpose through disrupting the norm of how she was “expected to grieve” and now, as “Bad Widow” helps others Reengage, Reinvent and Rebuild their lives. 


  • The story of Alison’s loss, her husband whom she shared life short of 25 years and her realization that you really are not able to answer the question of, “What would you do if tomorrow is the last day of your life?”.
  • A side story of David as a prolific artist. 
  • What was that realization that she was legitimately devastated, but not broken?
  • The steps that she took to reclaim resilience and literally build ground under her feet. 
  • How she became a Bad Widow, seeing disruption as an opportunity? 
  • How did she find the superpower to reinvent, to pivot, and re-educate?
  • How did she own the ability to ask for help but living her life on her own terms?
  • Who is your network that you can count on for different things in your life? (...There is a need to analyze your network across the board.)
  • How to get the cool on-going tool that you can use in whatever phase in your life to reclaim your resilience?


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