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She's Got Grit: "The Navy doesn't Reward pioneers."

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.

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She's Got Grit: Navy pilot and Commander Karen Fine Brasch

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.

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She's Got Grit: Advice to new leaders

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.

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She's Got Grit: The very few, the very proud.

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.

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She's Got Grit: Command Master Chief Patty Shinnick Believed She Could (So She Did)

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.

Posted on April 4, 2016 and filed under Courage, Grit Profile, The Grit Project, Navy.

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She's Got Grit: A Woman's Place is on a Sub

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.

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She's got GRIT: trailblazer woman Pilot shares leadership wisdom

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. 

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She's Got Grit: A conversation with pioneer Navy navigator Linda Maloney

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.

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