Susan Combs, perhaps best known for serving as Texas state comptroller from 2007 to 2015, has been called energetic, determined, and innovative. She draws on all these attributes in her new book TEXAS TENACITY: A Call For Women To Direct Their Destiny to encourage, motivate, and show women everywhere they should never give up. Women need to create and pursue their own goals and reality – whether at home or the C-Suite, at the seat of political power or in a socio-economically challenged community.
Part memoir, part manifesto for inspiring others, Combs shares the details of her life – the good, the bad, and the ugly – from family history and her upbringing to her escape from an abusive marriage, from her first jobs to political powerhouse, from rancher to author of TEXAS TENACITY to founder of Herdacity, an organization where the tagline is “Where Women Dare.”
“Let’s make up our collective minds that we aren’t going to sit here and be silent anymore,” Combs says. “We are going to grab our share of the spotlight, because we deserve it and because we are here and present and ready to be counted.”
“I have dared in life, taken risks, fought and conquered nearly debilitating fear, seized opportunities, and held optimism close,” she says. “I was powered by a passion to make a change or to achieve a certain goal. This includes a focus on protecting children, changing our government to make life better in Texas, and now to help one specific group – women.”