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  • My Response to the Disinvitation to Inspire’s International Women’s Day Event.

     

    I have decided to make a statement in light of the recent news articles and media posts with regard to my removal as speaker from Inspire’s International Women’s Day Event.

    Originally, I chose not to share socially or draw attention to this deeply upsetting turn of events. Now that global media has begun publishing various articles and news posts, I feel it’s imperative that I too provide a response to my followers… the same response that I conveyed to the event organizers.

     

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    It has taken me a while to wrap my head around your decision to remove me as INSPIRE’s International Women’s Day “Inspire Inclusion” Keynote Speaker. I was hurt. I was angry. But most of all I was heartbroken.

     

    I’ve been a speaker for nearly 10 years and have told my story in front of real estate agents, business managers, garbage collectors, CEOs, motorbike dealers, government agencies and many diverse women’s groups. Not once has someone (to my face, to the organizers, nor anonymously) ever claimed to have been offended by my presentation. Not once.

     

    I must assume you hired me because I speak about overcoming sexism and failures. Correct? I speak to inspire and motivate. I speak about obstacles, and how to overcome them. I speak about bravery and growth and standing up for one another.

     

    I don’t believe you hired me because I was a soldier and a cop. While these jobs are part of my story (and I’m very grateful to have had these experiences), they do not define me as a human being. As a Jewish woman, I would never be offended if a Palestinian woman were to speak about her obstacles and life journey. I thought that’s what women were supposed to do for each other – listen and support!

     

    Instead, it seems you have chosen to give in to threats and hate – and this is the saddest part. You removed me and made a statement to your audience, without even giving me a chance to make my own. Why wasn’t I contacted personally? Don’t you think I at least deserved that tiny shred of dignity?

     

    I will not pursue legal action, although I have been advised to do so. That’s not who I am. Right now, I am sad. I’m mad. And I am so disappointed. For now, I can only live in hope. I hope for peace. I hope that humans can learn to treat each other with respect and love. And I hope the future includes brave women who understand the fragile thread holding all of us together.

     

    With hope,

     

    Leah Goldstein

     

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  • Unlocking Your Endurance Potential: The Gift of Hard Work

    By Leah Goldstein on September 21, 2023
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    Unlocking your endurance potential is key to reaching your most challenging goals. Ultra endurance athletes are a unique breed. They thrive on pushing their physical and mental boundaries, constantly chasing new goals and striving for greatness. However, despite their unwavering dedication, there are times when even the most elite athletes find themselves struggling to reach their desired milestones. In those […]
  • The Power of Resisting Fear in Ultra Endurance Sports

    By Leah Goldstein on September 11, 2023
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    The challenge is resisting fear, mastering fear; not the absence of it. In the world of extreme sports and long-distance endurance challenges, the line between fear and exhilaration can often blur. As you push your physical and mental limits to accomplish your goals, it’s crucial to understand the significance of resistance to fear in your journey. Fear is a natural […]
  • Race Across America 2023 #4 for Goldstein

    By Leah Goldstein on May 12, 2023
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    Race Across America is one of the most respected and longest running ultra-endurance events in the world. RAAM is seen as a pinnacle of athletic achievement not only in cycling circles but the greater sporting community as well. For 41 years, Race Across America (RAAM) has been challenging ultra cyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits […]
  • A Day in the Life of an Endurance Cyclist – Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

    By Leah Goldstein on September 15, 2021
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    A Day in the Life of an Endurance Cyclist – Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst   Finishing as overall SOLO WINNER of Race Across America 2021 was a surreal moment for me.  As an endurance cyclist, I had basically trained for this event for over 20 years. In fact, I had actually trained non-stop for over 2 […]
  • First Woman To Win Race Across America – Leah Goldstein

    By Leah Goldstein on June 28, 2021
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    Canadian Cyclist Becomes First Woman Ever to Win Race Across America At 52 years old, on her 3rd RAAM ride; Leah Goldstein is the first women to win Race Across America. Never in the 39 year history of the legendary, gruelling 3000 mile cycling race has it ever happened that a woman has won the solo division. It was the […]
  • RAAM 2021 Let’s Do This!

    By Leah Goldstein on January 3, 2021
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    I have decided to go at it once again and compete in RAAM 2021. For those of you who know me well, this likely isn’t a huge surprise. The pull to compete in Race Across America is greater than ever; my reasoning – I feel that I can still ride it faster. In 2019 I arrived at the starting line […]
  • Race Across America 2020

    By Leah Goldstein on February 29, 2020
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    Race Across America 2020  The World’s Toughest Bicycle Race On Tuesday, June 16, RAAM 2020’s solo riders will start from the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, California (the teams start on Saturday, June 20). Start: Oceanside, California, at the Oceanside Pier Finish: Annapolis, Maryland, at the City Dock Distance: 3000 miles Projected 2020 Race Start Dates SOLO Start: Tuesday, June 16, […]
  • Women of Worth WOWtalk – It’s All About the Mindset

    By Leah Goldstein on January 14, 2020
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    Women of Worth WOWtalk Women Empowering Women Imagine an evening where you connect with like-minded women, committed to empowerment and authenticity in life and business. You will enjoy a delicious buffet dinner (included) and be mega-inspired by powerful TED-style speakers, followed by a meaningful mastermind conversation to plan your next action step.   ​ Join us on February 6, 2020 at 5:30pm-9:30pm (buffet 5:30-6:30pm) for… It’s All […]
  • No Limits – Oceanside Women’s Business Network

    By Leah Goldstein on September 20, 2019
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    The Oceanside Women’s Business Network presents No Limits with Leah Goldstein! The Oceanside Women’s Business Network is thrilled to have Leah Goldstein at our event in Parksville, B.C. on September 21st, 2019. This No Limits event is sure to jump-start you and your goals for the fall season! Part 1: Discover your own mental toughness and winning mindset, as Leah […]

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